"Smiler With Knife" as written by and James Martin Boorer Steven Patrick Morrissey....
See in me the side of you
That sometimes makes you jump with fright
Smiler with knife, it's your big night

Sinking bed, all warm and clean
Only sadness waits for me
Smiler with knife you're just in time
You're just in time

Press the blade against my skin
Never to make love again
Smiler with knife it's alright

Surrender will I am before you
I am sick to death of life
Smiler with knife, alight
Alight

If such things weren't meant to be
Then they would never come to me
Smiler, oh, don't worry so

Slamming one shots, gentle pain
Someone calling out my name
Sex and love are not the same
Are not the same

Time has frittered long and slow
All I am and was will go
But where to and why now?

When my last breath falls away
Smiler, trust me when I say:
"You'll be okay"
"You'll be okay"


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"Smiler with Knife" as written by Steven Morrissey Jesse Alejandro Tobias

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    General Comment"The smiler with the knife under the cloak; the stable burning with the black smoke; the treason and the murder in the bed." -Chaucer, "The Knight's Tale"
    unbesorgton July 26, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's either about someone who pretends to be happy, but isn't actually happy at all, or someone who pretends to be nice but is hiding a knife behind their back, ready to strike.
    lhoggyon June 15, 2015   Link

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