"Our Frank" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin and Morrissey,....
Our frank and open
Deep conversations
They get me nowhere
They bring me down, so
Give it a rest, won't you?
Give me a cigarette
God give me patience
Just no more conversation
Oh, give us a drink
And make it quick
Or else I'm gonna be sick
Sick all over
Your frankly vulgar
Red pullover
Now see how the colors blend

Our frank and open
Deep conversations
They get me nowhere
They just bring me down, so
Give it a rest, won't you?
Now will you just give over?
The world may be ending
But look, I'm only human

So, give us a drink
And make it quick
Or else I'm gonna be sick
All over
Your frankly vulgar
Red pullover
Now see how the two colors blend, my friend
Won't somebody help?

Won't somebody stop me
From thinking
From thinking all the time
About everything
Oh, somebody
From thinking all the time
So deeply, so bleakly?
So bleakly all the time
About everything? (Who I am, how I ever got here)
Somebody stop me
From thinking
From thinking all the time
So bleakly, so bleakly
So bleakly all the time


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"Our Frank" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin Steven Morrissey

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  • +1
    General CommentI have to agree that he's talking to himself. I think that I can see why Kill Uncle was so badly received, but coincidentially, this is the song I am most able to recognize myself in. From the chorus of the end, it's obvious (to me) that he's feeling despair at NEVER BEING ABLE TO STOP THINKING about "deep and meaningful" things, that don't help him, and don't seem to mean anything either...
    tamninon April 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell it is about himself he explains it here:

    youtube.com/…
    Longpigon May 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm really into big Ideas but sometime I wish people would stop trying to be so insightful when they really have no idea why things are done, or why things happen, or why people feel the way they do, it wears me out. I love this song.
    Endless Mikeon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm...I don't think he's talking to himself.
    I think the whole "someone please stop me etc" lines are him asking himself to stop judging and thinking so much about the people he's with. I can relate to that.
    The song is hilarious though...I don't know why Kill Uncle is still so badly received...there are quite a few great songs in there.
    enolfon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is about people who don't want to think and have any kind of meaningful conversations. they'd rather get drunk and smoke (until the colours blend ;-) and not hear about any kind of serious issues. (the world my be ending but I'm only human). sarcastic, funny and brilliant!

    some people here say they think it's moz talking to himself, well it can't be autobiographical, really, since he doesn't smoke and likes deep conversations but dislikes shallow people who have nothing to say.
    lilikoion January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe it's just simply the overthinker's common lament - somebody stop me from over analyzing everything yet again. have many cigarettes have been burned, how many ice-dilluted drinks have been quaffed after hours spent discussing everything and nothing. and as is always the norm, the conversations usually end up revolving around the bleakest problems that ultimately we figure out can't be solved. and so that all that comes from them are nicotine and alcohol-induced hangovers. if this isn't modus operandi Moz I don't know what is - especially from an over-30 post adolcescent poser :)
    peacefrogxon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSo, give us a drink
    And make it quick
    Or else I'm gonna be sick

    I always enjoyed this part, interpreting it simply as the irony that its drinking that makes you sick, not 'not drinking'. A little poke at mindless alcoholics I thought which sits well with the overall interpretations offered by others on here.
    parksteron September 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationYour frankly vulgar
    Red pullover
    Now see how the two colors blend, my friend ***

    I always thought the "colors blend" part was referring to being sick, because he'd just been talking about being sick "all over" and then he is offended by the "frankly vulgar" red pullover causing him to throw up. I imagine Morrissey is actually the one wearing the red pullover, some sort of nerdy jumper.

    But now I realise its "two colors" so now I'm not so sure. Is it mixing two drinks together? Is a two tone coloured red pullover?
    parksteron September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell he speaks about this song in the interview on youtube called: Morrissey : WDRE Radio Interview (1991) (search for it).

    Although to be honest the lyrics say it all.....

    Our frank and open
    Deep conversations
    They get me nowhere
    They bring me down, so
    Give it a rest, won't you?
    Give me a cigarette
    God give me patience
    Just no more conversation

    There's not too much to interpret he doesn't want to have deep and meaningful conversations, when they bring him down and there's no way to solve the ending of the world. He also wants to lighten up a bit and stop thinking so deeply all the time and be more careless; give me a cigarette and a drink. He's hoping they'll relax him so he can enjoy life and not mull over deeply depressing topics.

    There's no frank the title is a pun. The 2 colours are the pulloever and the sick mixing together.
    Longpigon May 22, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song reminded sum1 of me...still gotta work it out tho
    baby_wiccanon August 11, 2002   Link

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