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

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side by The Smiths
Year: 1986
From the album The Queen Is Dead (track #7)
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The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 1985 12” Rough Trade
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THE SMITHS,THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE, P/SLEEVE 7" VINYL ROUGH TRADE 191
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91/100 (from 669 votes)
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From 09/05/2017 20:14
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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From 05/18/2017 12:04
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 04/12/2017 07:44
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 01/14/2014 14:46
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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From 12/24/2013 03:28
The Smiths at their tweest. What's not to love?
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From 04/30/2013 19:07
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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From 04/18/2013 18:27
Me too, Romanelli.
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From 06/11/2012 20:12
This one is still growing on me...slowly.
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