Say farewell to your fairweather friends
And not a second too soon
To leave a life among ruins
Oh there was nothing left but to
Cut ourselves loose
These fascists and philistines
Of violence and fashion,
These modern day philistines
They stamped stand on your hands
They stamped stand on my hands
Any day now we'll perish
These are nervous times

No one can hold a candle to you
When it comes down to virtue and truth
No one can hold a candle to you
And I, I am, dim next to you

No one can hold a candle to you
When it comes down to old-fashioned virtue
Kingdom mine
Open your eyes
Make up your mind
I'll be Einstein
Or Frankenstein
You said blow them away
To kingdom come
Or will the kingdom be one?

No one can hold a candle to you
When it comes down to virtue and truth
No one, no one can hold a candle to you
And I, I am dim next to you



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    General Comment"'No One Can Hold a Candle to You' was originally written and sung by James Maker, and we've been good friends now for 30 years. He released 'Born that Way' a couple of years back and that's one of my favorite recordings of all time."

    -Morrissey, in a Q&A session on True To You in June 2007

    The original can be found on the album Babelogue by Raymonde - the band of which James Maker was a former member.
    laurelinwyntreon March 18, 2008   Link

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