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The Smiths — I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Album: Strangeways, Here We Come
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 828









Released: 1987
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The lanes were silent
There was nothing, no one, nothing around for miles
I doused our friendly venture
With a hard-faced three-word gesture

I started something, I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted, typical me, typical me, typical me
I started something and now I'm not too sure

I grabbed you by the gilded beams
That's what tradition means
And I doused another venture
With a gesture that was absolutely vile

I started something, I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted, typical me, typical me, typical me
I started something and now I'm not too sure

I grabbed you by the gilded beams
That's what tradition means
And now eighteen months' hard labour seems
Fair enough

I started something, I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted, typical me, typical me, typical me
I started something and now I'm not too sure

I started something, I started something

Typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me
Typical me, typical me, typical me
I started something and now I'm not too sure
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Feeling Good
Truly great and underrated guitarist.
new self-starter.
 gratefulgator wrote:
Perfect song for today, as I try to finish approximately 968 projects this week, before going on vacation... (typical me)

 
Don't worry, you are not alone as I am cramming 5 days into 4 this week before vacation {#Cheers}
Perfect song for today, as I try to finish approximately 968 projects this week, before going on vacation... (typical me)
 treatment_bound wrote:
Johnny Mars!!!!!
mars-1
 
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 hempmandan wrote:
Jonny Marr!!!!!
 
 
Johnny Mars!!!!!
mars-1
Jonny Marr!!!!!
 
"18 months hard labor...seems fair enough"

What a card!
 Poacher wrote:

Interesting. A holiday walking around and around a field in Ireland endlessly listening to a Smiths cassette. . . bet that was a holiday to remember.
 
I absolutely laughed my ass off when I read this.
Nice one Mozza!
 Proclivities wrote:


You seem to be awake enough to write comments and post enlarged emoticons.
 

Good one! You crack me up, Proclivities.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I bought this album on cassette and listened to it over an again walking around a field in Dublin on a family holiday there in November 1987. It was and it is awesome.
 
Interesting. A holiday walking around and around a field in Ireland endlessly listening to a Smiths cassette. . . bet that was a holiday to remember.


 Proclivities wrote:


You seem to be awake enough to write comments and post enlarged emoticons.
 

Many guys suffer from enlarged emoticons when they sleep y'know.
Shut up, please. You're brutal.
 dedawson wrote:
Please sir, no more Morrissey. {#Stop}
 

 dedawson wrote:
Please sir, no more Morrissey.{#No}
 

 dedawson wrote:
Ya know, after all these years, the sound of Morrissey still puts me to... ZZZ zzz ZZZ zzz
 

You seem to be awake enough to write comments and post enlarged emoticons.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I bought this album on cassette and listened to it over an again walking around a field in Dublin on a family holiday there in November 1987. It was and it is awesome.
 

{#Yes}
j'adore...
I bought this album on cassette and listened to it over an again walking around a field in Dublin on a family holiday there in November 1987. It was and it is awesome.
Listening to this song, I am suddenly back in high school, swooning with The Smiths and drowning in teen angst.
Despite this (or maybe because of this), I adore it!
More Morrissey! Can't ever have enough.
 horstman wrote:


I'd prefer it you'd just cut off your hands!
 
But then I'd still be hearing it and couldn't reach the pencil. The guy sings like a child who has never developed his vocal range.

  It bores me.

 Nettle wrote:
morrisey is so borish. he always speaks of his meloncholic drivel.
 
First, get yourself a good spell checker! We will get to your bad taste later.

 bokey wrote:

It's quicker if you just jam a pencil into your eardrum.

 

I'd prefer it you'd just cut off your hands!
"and 15 years hard labor...seems fair enough to me."

Ha Ha. That's priceless. No one has a mind quite like Stephen Patrick Morrissey.
wow I guess you either love them or hate them huh lol
 Smoove_D wrote:
Well I'll be darned. A Smiths song that I don't mind. Now if only someone else could be singing...
 
Wow, you must be my twin separated at birth!! {#High-five} I love The Onion, too!!


 tg3k wrote:
Anything "Smiths" or "Morrisey" related earns a quick trip to the Pause button. Bleah.
 
It's quicker if you just jam a pencil into your eardrum.

Well I'll be darned. A Smiths song that I don't mind. Now if only someone else could be singing...
 EssexTex wrote:
I can't be bothered to comment on this song....oh!
 
It looks like you started something that you couldn't finish. {#Wink}

 dedawson wrote:
Please sir, no more Morrissey.{#No}
 
dedawson wrote:
Please sir, no more Morrissey. {#Stop}
 
well... you make yourself quite clear

Bleh...
Please sir, no more Morrissey. {#Stop}
 Alexandra wrote:
HELL yes!!!! {#Guitarist}
 

What she said!
Typical me...
Please sir, no more Morrissey.{#No}
Nettle wrote:
morrisey is so borish. he always speaks of his meloncholic drivel.

Yeah he should see a doctor about that.

Love me some Smiths! This song, though - not one I'd choose...
 tg3k wrote:
Anything "Smiths" or "Morrisey" related earns a quick trip to the Pause button. Bleah.
 
{#Yes}

 Gryn wrote:

Or at least a changing of music channels.

 
yep

 tg3k wrote:
Anything "Smiths" or "Morrisey" related earns a quick trip to the Pause button. Bleah.
 
Or at least a changing of music channels.

Anything "Smiths" or "Morrisey" related earns a quick trip to the Pause button. Bleah.

BANTER!!
Nettle wrote:
morrisey is so borish. he always speaks of his meloncholic drivel.

It's great to see people not let spelling get in the way of a good bicker!
(sorry if I've missed the point of a clever joke here)

HELL yes!!!! {#Guitarist}
 Nettle wrote:

morrisey is so borish. he always speaks of his meloncholic drivel.


 

I know of many people who do the same... what a reflection of real people, this morrisey character!

morrisey is so borish. he always speaks of his meloncholic drivel.
Panama_Floyd wrote:
An 8, just because I'd like to hear something other than "How Soon is Now" every once in awhile. I love "How Soon is Now", but the terrestrial radio seems to have chosen it as their token Smiths song. Even the university & public radio here plays little else.
The problem with "How Soon IS Now" is that Tatu did a better version.
EssexTex wrote:
I can't be bothered to comment on this song....oh!
When I'm listening to this song I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me. Shazam!
I can't be bothered to comment on this song....oh!
I would go for "lesser-known Smiths" ... If there were lesser-known Smiths that should be played ever again.
Great tune, great album!
Ya know, after all these years, the sound of Morrissey still puts me to... ZZZ zzz ZZZ zzz
Shesdifferent wrote:
:bounce: Ingrained into my brain note for note.
Kind of like a lobotomy.
No...not so much :eh:
W e A K
An 8, just because I'd like to hear something other than "How Soon is Now" every once in awhile. I love "How Soon is Now", but the terrestrial radio seems to have chosen it as their token Smiths song. Even the university & public radio here plays little else.
Yeah, the lesser known Smiths. Grabs me by the scruff of the neck every time. That's what tradition means...
Cruithne3753 wrote:
:cheesygrin:
More Smiths please.
:yes: Thanks Bill
poor morrisey. nothing ever goes his way
i love it when these smiths songs i'd completely forgotten about come on...
RichardPrins wrote:
:cool:
Takes me back to my Madchester days...give us "Un happy Birthday" timeless in its bitter snarl.
:cool:
dianneluna wrote:
YAY! :bananasplit:
I for one couldn't agree more. Bill, play more Smiths! I was lucky enough to have seen these guys live. It was amazing! :bananasplit:
Both Morrissey and Marr started a band...they couldn't finish! Typical Moz!
:bounce: Ingrained into my brain note for note.
I think that my "stolen morrissey's verses" on the left can explain so well why sometimes people can't stand him.... you can love him.... or you can hate him... which is your choice?
YAY! :bananasplit:
I just can't stand Morissey's voice!
First!