"Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths cover)" as written by and Steven Patrick/marr Morrissey....
Sweetness
Sweetness I was only joking when I said
I'd like to smash every tooth in your head
Oh sweetness
Sweetness I was only joking when I said
By rights you should be bludgeoned in your bed

And now I know how Joan of arc felt
Now I know how Joan of arc felt
As the flames rose to her roman nose
And her discman started to melt

Bigmouth la da dumb da da
Bigmouth la da da da, bigmouth strikes again
And I've got no right to take my place
In the human race
Oh

Bigmouth la da dumb da da
Bigmouth la da da da, bigmouth strikes again
And I've got no righ to take my place
In the human race
Oh

And now I know how Joan of Arc felt
Now I know how Joan of Arc felt
As the flames rose to her roman nose
And her megadrive started to melt
Bigmouth la da dumb da da
Bigmouth la da da da, bigmouth strikes again
And I've got no right to take my place
In the human race
Oh


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"Bigmouth Strikes Again" as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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  • +1
    General CommentMorrissey is a god.
    It's a great cover...
    but...
    Nothing can everrr ever ever EVER beat Morrissey EVER. (ever)
    papillon de nuion April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMorrissey rulez!!!

    This version is pretty cool too tho...
    kapinnnon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Placebo, but this cover can't compare. The Smiths were too brilliant to be properly covered.
    oblivion138on August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that yea, the smiths was cool, but placebo sung this in a completely different way, they wern't trying to sing it like the smiths, they did it a different way. i think they changed the words from "hearing aid started to melt" in the smiths, to "discman started to melt" in this one, in a way to illistrate how things have changed and technology has developed.
    raccoonon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMorrissey did say 'walkman started to melt' in the original. You can't compare any Smiths cover to the original to be quiet honest! I do like a few of the covers, but I could never say any of them could beat the brilliance that was the Smiths - and this isn't even the Smiths best song.
    butterflykiss84on May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you would care to read properly what raccoon said it was

    "i think they changed the words from "hearing aid started to melt" in the smiths, to "discman started to melt" in this one, in a way to illistrate how things have changed and technology has developed."

    In which saying placebo changed the lyrics from the other version.
    And can people decide whether it was the smiths or Morrissey!
    flammablefairyon November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhich Placebo CD was this on?
    francesenglandon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was The Smiths.

    It's an odd one to cover I think, because the lyrics were so close to Morrisey's expereiences with the press and his own image.

    but I agree that the way Placebo have covered it has made a difference in the meaning, because it's not so personal to Morrisey anymore, AND because they 'futured up' the lyrics.

    Still, gotta love that guitar in there.
    Deadcjunkieon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrancesengland: this song was on the special edition double cd of sleeping with ghosts with the covers cd. although u mighta pirated it from napster, etc b4 hand ...
    Deadcjunkieon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do prefer this to the original.. it's more... I dunno more something. (woOp intelligent comment there)
    scenefronteron March 03, 2005   Link

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