"Frankly, Mr. Shankly (The Smiths cover)" as written by and Steven Patrick/marr Morrissey....
Frankly, Mr Shankly, this position I've held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
I want to leave
You will not miss me
I want to go down in musical history
Oh . . .

Frankly, Mr Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck
I've got the 21st century breathing down my neck
I must move fast, you understand me
I want to go down in celluloid history
Oh . . .

Fame, fame, fatal fame
It can play hideous tricks on the brain
But still I rather be famous
Than righteous or holy
Oh, any day, any day, any day

But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled
Making Christmas cards with the mentally ill
I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of
Oh . . .

Frankly, Mr Shankly, this position I've held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
Oh, I didn't realise that you wrote poetry
I didn't realise you wrote such fucking awful poetry, Mr. Shankly

Frankly, Mr Shankly, since you ask
You are a flatulent pain the ass
I do not mean to be so rude
But still, I must speak frankly, Mr Shankly
Oh, give us money


Lyrics submitted by Knife2aGunFight

Frankly, Mr. Shankly (The Smiths cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a really good cover, blows The Smiths out of the water if you ask me, and I like the smiths.
    Knife2aGunFighton September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree. The original is so much better - not to say this is a bad cover, because I love Cursive (nearly as much as I love the Smiths), but I think it's just...too different from the original, I guess. Actually. I just think they could have done it a lot better.
    andreatobrazilon March 05, 2007   Link

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