"Happy Lovers United" as written by Stephen Street and Morrissey,....
Happy lovers, back together.
Uh, and I do feel proud.
Happy lovers, reunited.
Uh, and I do feel proud now.

I'm not the type to boost as you know,
Thou it was me who brought them back together.

He is so kind, and she is so clever.
But they don't want me now,
Hanging around.

Happy lovers, at last, at last, reunited.
Happy lovers at last, reunited.

I rang to her to explain of how
He really wants to see you again.
I said more or less the same thing to
Him too, which wasn't true.

And now they walk, hand in hand,
All is planned, by the silent glance
I believe, that only lovers share,
And I'm proud to have done,
Something good for once.

And she is so kind, and he's so clever
But they don't need me now,
Hanging around.

Happy lovers, at last, at last reunited.
Happy lovers, at last reunited.
Oh, happy lovers, at last reunited.
Oh, happy lovers, at last, at last, at last reunited.

Lyrics submitted by Mr_Soul, edited by bonadrag

"Happy Lovers At Last United" as written by Steven Morrissey Stephen Brian Street

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    Song MeaningThe story of this one is pretty simple, but I find Morrissey's bittersweet tone just lovely. He has obviously planned everything meticulously - even lying to each of them to make his plan work - and suddenly it's done and they don't need him anymore; even though that's what he intended to happen he is still feeling lonely and, perhaps, underappreciated. It almost sounds as if the couple have actually warned him that he is intruding too much on their relationship, which he views as unfair.

    'The silent glimpse I believe only lovers share' is touching too... he wouldn't know firsthand, he can only assume.

    Beautiful song, but are they ever not?
    glamorousglueon May 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe feels inadequate, so to try and find fulfillment he draws people together. They don't realize it was him who gave them each other and now, because they are happy, they forget all about him. Meanwhile, he's left feeling even more inadequate and alone yet at the same time is glad he did it - because it seems that he is very fond of one, if not both of the people mentioned.
    youngoneon January 09, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationSuch an amazing song, written by Morrissey when he was 29. It might be because I have just red Johnny Marr's biography or because I have just been watching I Wont Share You video (made by Derek Jarman with Tilda Swinton), but to me it occurs that lyrics could be about Angie and Johnny. Or it just sounds interesting to me. Being listening to the song many times, it is so nice...
    Dukon February 20, 2017   Link

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