"Dial-a-cliché" as written by and Steven Patrick/street Morrissey....
Further into the fog I fall
Well, I was just
Following you
When you said

"Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"

But the person underneath
Where does he go ?
Does he slide by the wayside ?
Or does he just die ?

And you find that you've organised
Your feelings, for people
Who didn't like you then
And do not like you now
But still you say

"Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"
"The Safe way is the only way !
There's always time to change, son !"
I've changed
But I'm in pain !

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"Dial-A-Cliché" as written by Stephen Street Steven Morrissey

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    Song MeaningI find this song peculiar because the whole album viva hate was about his feelings after the smiths broke up and a return to his reflections of the past . This song imposes what i believe morrissey was viewed as even before the smiths . He was always looked at as fey and too bookish , which morrissey found and im sure many do as so cliche you cant be rid of it . This is morrissey saying to people to be rid of them be yourself whatever that might be. Dont simply dial a cliche .
    Madatheearth88on May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentScrap your fey ways? Need any one comment further?
    eddiebon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"fey ways"


    laurelinwyntreon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this was morrissey having a dig at his dad, especially when he says:
    'grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!'
    it sounds like his dad shouting at him. awww..... i just want to give him a big ol' hug now....
    purpledinosauron September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentabout being told to change to someone you are not and what happens possibly when you do
    mikevee33on November 06, 2014   Link

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