"Dial-a-cliché" as written by and Steven Patrick/street Morrissey....
Further into the fog I fall
Well, I was just following you

When you said, "Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"

But the person underneath
Where does he go?
Does he slide by the wayside?
Or does he just die?

And you find that you've organized
Your feelings, for people
Who didn't like you then
And do not like you now

But still you say, "Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"

"The safe way is the only way"
"There's always time to change, son"
I've changed, but I'm in pain

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Dial-A-Cliché" as written by Stephen Street Steven Morrissey

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    Song MeaningI find this song peculiar because the whole album viva hate was about his feelings after the smiths broke up and a return to his reflections of the past . This song imposes what i believe morrissey was viewed as even before the smiths . He was always looked at as fey and too bookish , which morrissey found and im sure many do as so cliche you cant be rid of it . This is morrissey saying to people to be rid of them be yourself whatever that might be. Dont simply dial a cliche .
    Madatheearth88on May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentScrap your fey ways? Need any one comment further?
    eddiebon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"fey ways"


    laurelinwyntreon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this was morrissey having a dig at his dad, especially when he says:
    'grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!'
    it sounds like his dad shouting at him. awww..... i just want to give him a big ol' hug now....
    purpledinosauron September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentabout being told to change to someone you are not and what happens possibly when you do
    mikevee33on November 06, 2014   Link

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