"The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" as written by Steven Morrissey and Martin James Boorer....
The more you ignore me
The closer I get
You're wasting your time
The more you ignore me
The closer I get
You're wasting your time

I will be
In the bar
With my head
On the bar
I am now
A central part
Of your mind's landscape
Whether you care
Or do not
Yeah, I've made up your mind

The more you ignore me
The closer I get
You're wasting your time
The more you ignore me
The closer I get
You're wasting your time

Beware!
I bear more grudges
Than lonely high court judges
When you sleep
I will creep
Into your thoughts
Like a bad debt
That you can't pay
Take the easy way
And give in
Yeah, and let me in
Oh, let me in
Oh let me
Oh, let me in
It's war
It's war
It's war
It's war
It's war
War
War
War
War
Oh, let me in
Ah, the closer I get
Ah, you're asking for it
Ah, the closer I get
Ooh, the closer I


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"The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" as written by Martin James Boorer Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General Commentriiiiiiiight i have absolutely no idea what that person has just said

    neways this song is great, saw him perform it on TOTP 2 a few months back and it was amazing, i wud do anythin gto see him live :(
    lollyrottenon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI saw a documentary filmed before Morrissey released "you are the quarry" (and while he was without any record deal) in which he gave his first interview in years. The narrator says that the song is about Morrissey's feelings towards Mike Joyce in light of legal action taken by Joyce for payments after he left the band. This cuts to Morrissey saying; "I wish Mike Joyce all the worst in life." He resents him for seeking lost earnings that (in Morrissey's opinion) Joyce knew he did not deserve. Morrissey, assuming a moral highground, is telling Joyce that while the lonely high court judges may have ruled in his favour regarding financial debts, Joyce will always harbour a debt of guilt that can never be repaid. If the documentary makers' interpretation was accurate --- and not just editing in an unrelated Morrissey quote about Joyce in a spurious attempt to bolster their own opinions on the intended meaning of the song --- then I suppose Morrissey is making clear the eternal grudge he will bear and wants to haunt Joyce with the thought that if he tries to ignore his feelings of guilt, they will only play on his mind even more.
    joe-loughlinon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis dude is speaking with atomic relativity, so that relationship wise iy could as if, apply to nations as well. his hjead on bar his warhead, or else his hea dof this ans that.. his head coukld vbe of rocket science.. people allso get closer seemings, in application to there whereabluts, in be in a box and fuck and overpopulate, renemmember to dtstay in dirty away from natjrure. wait a minute let;s just stop using the oil we don;t need to pollute.. instead of seering a white vampy ploitician of an oil bat, being of ignorant count with a foolish inquisitive, evcen the one on sesame str, may win with th elightnjkng laugh.. that's clean baby and keep it coming, stick some dam poles up ther ein new mexico, buy wherwe there is liughtning sll the time.. will you execute someone on the post? WIll Jove travel us virtually to a planet, where by these means they were to appl;y executio n, it is up to usm, to aswecend all planets, in the name iof the Lord, firstb in mind and so matters, we will all learn to focus on the same deal
    tada123on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJove will show of many a potential planet, therefore the objetctivwe bview, hthis for our range of % in odds, that being of quite predatorial an acting planet, the rich a sthe biblke had writ to be suckable through the ye fo the needle in this fashion, it us ip to the us bald eaglwe to be in pinpopointing of this sight, Jeesus deserved unto reincarnation on a very nice planet, suwe to the life he lived, and so this planet was to ascend to the pouintm, of travekl returning his conscious here to save us, this may becoem if the only rational way to explain anything, Jove will apprehend the fearbase of aAmerica, and so all must only know the realisdion.. where religion may be culty,m watch how may be written for GWB, we will approach , gone abou ttaking babies to cirucmcisionm, ,. so instead the babies will be taken, from who, to not circumcisuion.. and where all such relative terrosism is circumcision.. well they wil no tthen so go cutting moref lesh found dirty around outside, of racist ethnic stupid little shit ereligions of satan.. those will be overwarded
    tada123on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwebmagician.com/pubservice/… so they thoghth if they ignored the meaing of the existenced of the foreskin, tht thereofre their innerhead would be clower to the vagina, they thoguht also like plant, it would deform nof oreskin to grow only stumping more the head as iof,. it was very tempting of satan to do that trick, probably not to himself the first, probably to some jew's babies and mak ethem fioollowin line after Jesus the crucificitionism.. you coukld count that as Hitler 1 bacl then, Hitler 2 of recent you knew of, 3 in line with world war 4, 3, whocheve rwhich was a relal yjew abck then, and wheere hte hoojnose began, a roman, lie pin owe key owe, looking down the nos ehich the foreksin grew back on, as if so blind to not see?
    tada123on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw him live at leeds fest it was f**king great. Aaaaaaaah Morrissey........
    Jemaeuxon October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know what tada123 is on.

    Great song - such a sexy title. For me, this song is about knowing someone likes you, and you tease and tease and tease them until they give in and TAKE YOU! So sexy.
    bkat004on March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Beware !
    I bear more grudges
    Than lonely high court judges "

    Brilliant. Amazing. Patriotic.
    DeathOnTheStairson August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSublime. One of the catchiest Morrissey/Smiths songs.
    hlsguyon September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely a reference to Joyce.

    "When you sleep,I will creep, into your thought's like a bad debt that you can't pay. Take the easy way and give in............"

    Pure genius.

    Hope Joycey enjoyed the million quid. He will pay for it, for the rest of his life :-}
    Mickthe Mancon September 26, 2006   Link

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