"Southpaw" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
You were a boy before you became a man
I don't see the joy
And you ran with your pals in the sun
You turned around and they were gone
Again...

A sick boy should be treated
So easily defeated
Oh, I just don't understand
So you ran with your pals in the sun
You turned around
You were alone
Again...
And you ran back to Ma
Which set the pace for the rest of your days
Oh, you ran back to Ma
Which set the pace for the rest of your days
Oh, you ran back to Ma
Which set the pace for the rest of your days

And now, there is something that you should know
There is something that you should know
The girl of your dreams is
Here all alone
Girl of your dreams is
Here all alone
The girl of your dreams is
Sad and all alone
The girl of your dreams is
Here all alone
There is something that you should know
There is something that you should know
Girl of your dreams is
Here all alone
The girl of your dreams is
Sad and is all alone
The girl of your dreams is
Sad and is feeling all alone
Oh, there is something that you should know

Help me, help me, help me...


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"Southpaw" as written by Steven Morrissey Alain Whyte

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  • +1
    General CommentSomething that you should know
    this is my favourite song

    Southpaw is boxing slang for "left-hander"
    "Left-hander" is synonymous with deviance
    (from "Saint Morrissey" M.Simpson)
    Pit Maravichon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably my fave Morrissey song of all time...

    I was bullied most of my school life, and so the parts regarding "you ran with your pals in the sun, you turned around and they were gone" mean so much to me on a personal level. The ending of this song is true bliss too....rolling along on that 3 chord hook with the 2 different snare drum accents.....genius
    djneeon March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a powerful piece by Morrissey and reminds me so much of The Smiths and Johnny Marr era. The guitar work is just i n c r e d i b l e from start to end, every bit as good as Marr and very similar.

    Alain Whyte co-wrote this and did the guitar work and the effects. He's one of the best and very much underrated. Astonishing work.
    roxyfanon October 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentJust adding a STRONG note of agreement with djnee.

    Not about being bullied, you see, but yes the end of this song is absolutely beyond reproach! it's like floating along in a storm cloud roilng and peaceful at once.
    eddiebon February 16, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe term "southpaw" is a common term used in baseball for a left-handed pitcher.
    marquiceriseon December 27, 2005   Link

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