THE SMITHS : THE HEADMASTER RITUAL [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Ενα τραγούδι των Smiths, από το Meat Is Murder, 1985. Οι στίχοι του Morrissey στο Headmaster Ritual είναι εμπνευσμένες από τις δικές του, πολύ δυσάρεστες σχολικές αναμνήσεις στο St. Mary’s Secondary, Stretford, του Manchester.

A song by The Smiths, from Meat Is Murder, 1985. Morrissey‘s lyrics in Headmaster Ritual were inspired by his own unhappy schooldays at St. Mary’s Secondary, Stretford, Manchester, furious at teacher brutality.


Belligerent ghouls
Run Manchester schools
Spineless swines
Cemented minds
Sir leads the troops
Jealous of youth
Same old suit since nineteen sixty two
He does the military two-step down
The nape of my neck
I want to go home
I don’t want to stay
Give up education
As a bad mistake
Mid-week on the playing fields
Sir thwacks you on the knees
Knees you in the groin
Elbow in the face
Bruises bigger than dinner plates
I want to go home
I don’t want to stay
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da
Belligerent ghouls
Run Manchester schools
Spineless bastards all
Sir leads the troops
Jealous of youth
Same old jokes since nineteen- oh- two
He does the military two-step down
The nape of my neck
I want to go home
I don’t want to stay
Give up life
As a bad mistake
Please excuse me from gym
I’ve got this terrible cold coming on
He grabs and devours
He kicks me in the showers
Kicks me in the showers
And he grabs and devours
I want to go home
I don’t want to stay

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