Oh...
I know I'm unloveable
You don't have to tell me
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours
Oh...

I know I'm unloveable
You don't have to tell me
Oh, message received
Loud and clear
Loud and clear
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours

I know I'm unloveable
You don't have to tell me
For message received
Loud and clear
Loud and clear
Message received
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours

I wear black on the outside
'Cause black is how I feel on the inside
I wear black on the outside
'Cause black is how I feel on the inside

And if I seem a little strange
Well, that's because I am
If I seem a little strange
That's because I am

But I know that you would like me
If only you could see me
If only you could meet me

Oh...
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours
I don't have much in my life
But take it - it's yours
Mmm...
Oh...


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Unloveable Lyrics as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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  • +8
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    to tps12, maybe for you this is amusing, but i think it describes a feeling everyone has at one point. i know its very exagerated, but thats how we all feel sometimes. i dont think morrissey meant to make fun of those who take his lyrics literally... mabye your just a douchebag.

    wreckedonyou32on November 16, 2004   Link
  • +7
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    a lot of you simply just DON'T get the smiths. its pretty spurious of you too, to base your assumptions on today's smiths fan who was vastly different to the smiths fan who was prevalant back when this was written.

    morrissey wouldn't ridicule his audience, although he's always tongue in cheek and brash and it would be foolish to take his lyics at face value, i would say this song is an ode to the emotion of loneliness.

    stagheadon June 17, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    I love how this song paints a picture of a man: desperate and alone, depressed and strange, needing something more than his emptiness.

    xallkindsofgirlxon August 20, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    To say that Morrissey would ridicule his fans is pretty ridiculous. Morrissey loves his fans. Do you really think How Soon Is Now was ridiculing his fans? What about That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore or Miserable Lie? Seasick, Yet Still Docked? Ofcourse his lyrics are genuine! You wouldnt be able to write songs about what hes written without having experienced those type of emotions. His lyrics are witty and sometimes exaggerated but his fans understand this and embrace it. This song is light-hearted but there is a deep sense of loneliness and despair behind it. And it has one of my favourite lyrics: 'And if I seem a little strange, well thats because I am'. Brilliant!

    Mr_Soulon April 11, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    ALRIGHT my dears, I have no idea if this is true but I read and have heard from multiple places that this song was written to mock Robert Smith.

    If anybody knows anything, your knowledge would be much appreciated! =)

    mediocremurphyon November 05, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I agree with Enolf. He's half-joking, but there is a real feeling behind it at the same time. Mocking that kind of depression is a way to deal with it. If you can't laugh at yourself... Morrissey's lyrics are often humorous & partly tongue-in-cheek. That is why he is great! If he wasn't clever like that it would just be some standard whiny drone. Smith fans know that's not true of his lyrics, however much others assume that about Morrissey.

    voodoodollyon April 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Such an underrated song. I love 'I wear black on the outside, cause black is how I feel on the inside'. Fantastically depressing is how I like to call these types of Smiths songs :)

    butterflykiss84on July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I love this song...over-the-top depressing...kind of making fun of himself and his fans...but also not entirely joking. Only Morrissey/The Smiths can get away with lyrics like that ...

    enolfon March 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    To truly understand the songs and meanings you can't just listen once and look at the lyrics. The Smiths, and Morrissey, have something that no other band, in my opinion, has been able to recreate. Morrissey sings what so many of us feel. He is raw and the lyrics are pure. I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside... His words in this song verbalized what I felt in my teen years, before all this emo stuff came out. You either Love The Smiths and Morrissey or you don't I have never met anyone in between.

    Darshanaon January 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    I'm sorry, but to take this song seriously is ridiculous. 'I wear black on the outside 'cause black is how I feel on the inside'??? It's hilarious! Pure irony, cynicism and pessimism in their finest forms. If you don't get The Smiths you never will, they're not something you can try and understand - they're a mindset, a way of thinking. Look at the lyrics! If you think that this song is an honest depiction of depression you clearly have not suffered from it. Most likely, Morrissey is taking the piss out of the people who DO think that this is an honest depiction of depression.

    harriet992on January 24, 2008   Link

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