"Dagenham Dave" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
Head in the clouds, and a mouthful of pie
Head in a blouse, everybody loves him
I see why

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave

"I love Karen, I love Sharon" on the window screen
With never the need to fight or to question a single thing

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave

He'd love to touch, he's afraid that he might self-combust
I could say more, but you get the general idea

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham, Dagenham
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham, Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dave, oh, Dagenham, dagenham
Dagenham Dave
Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dave, oh, Dave, oh, Dave
Oh, Dave


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  • +1
    General CommentNope.
    There is no bad songs.

    FACT.
    :-)
    Thierry14on September 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMorrissey's worst single? Don't like Dagenham either.
    tonykon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe worst morrissey song is sunny
    z0MbiEon July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Dagenham Dave" is the title of song by The Stranglers.
    marquiceriseon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song...the videoclip is a hoot as well...I think Morrissey is Dave in the clip? Or maybe not.
    enolfon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTerry 14 Obviously hasn't heard any of the "Kill Uncle" album...
    NJJon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsad to agree with njj, kill uncke was the last to my colection and a grat disapointment, uter filth.
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i think its about heterosexual priviledge, dave just dose what he dose and its ok, he dosent have to fight for his right to mary or teach (the teachers are afrad of the students) or question the religious of political beilefs he was raised with bbecaus they work fine for him.

    the vidio however makes it out to be abotut a"player" or a guy cheating on his girlfriend

    ill have to look in to that "The Stranglers" song title thing
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont think that the straglers conection is important, that song seems to be about a drug adict.
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Nottingham Jon" has this to say about this song :
    To understand what Dagenham is and what it produces would help a lot of people get a handle on this song at least, and if it could send one person back to SG with open ears then this is worth a go.

    There are only two famous things to come out of Dagenham (an area to the East of London, very unglamorous).

    1) Dudley Moore. Now I stand to be corrected but I do not think this song is about him.

    2) Ford Motor Cars. Dagenham is home to a massive Ford Factory which produces the UK's most popular cars, the Escort (the chosen car of the so-called Boy Racer) and the Fiesta. And is by far and away the main source of employment in the area.

    To prefix a song "Dagenham" immediately places it within a certain context. It tells us that Dagenham Dave is a working class, heterosexual male, works at Fords and drives a Ford Escort (the commonest car on the roads)

    In an area with its fair share of unemployment, he has a job, has a car, has more than his share of women (Karen and Sharon) and need not worry where his his next meal is coming from.
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link

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