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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (track) by The Smiths

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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side by The Smiths (1986)
From the album The Queen Is Dead (track #7)
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side appears on the following album(s) by The Smiths:

The Queen Is Dead (this album) (1986), The Sound Of The Smiths (compilation) (2008), The Very Best Of The Smiths (compilation) (2001), Rank (1988), Complete (compilation) (2011), Complete (compilation) (2011), Complete (compilation) (2011).

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The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn in His Side 7" Limited Edition RSD 2017
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From Cosmo
Somehow manages to be both raw and lush at the same time -- I suppose that's what happens when Marr's grating jangly guitars mesh with the beautiful string arrangements...

Gorgeous, nostalgic, and charming. One of the best Smiths songs.
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Not sure which one of this, Bigmouth and There is a Light i like the most, they are all perfect :)
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From Kuzh69
This is still my go to song, even though every other song on this
album is outstanding . Tears come every time I hear this.
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From JMGL95
My favourite guitar riff in modern music history. Charming, magic, classy, timeless. And along with Morrisey, one of the best songs ever.
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The Smiths at their tweest. What's not to love?
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After the first listen, I knew this song was perfect. The vocals are delicate and nice on the ears, the guitars are sweet sounding and catchy, and the lyrics mesmerizingly clever and enchanting. Might not be the acquirements for the perfect song for everybody, but this is perfect in its own right.
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This one is still growing on me...slowly.
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