This Charming Man - 2011 Remaster

by The Smiths

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Lyrics for This Charming Man - 2011 Remaster by The Smiths:

Verse 1
Punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate
Will Nature make a man of me yet?
When in this charming car
This charming man
Why pamper life's complexity
When the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?
I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said, "It's gruesome that someone so handsome should care"

Chorus
Ah, a jumped-up pantry boy
Who never knew his place
He said, "Return the ring"
He knows so much about these things
He knows so much about these things

Verse 2
I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said, "It's gruesome that someone so handsome should care"
Naaa nana nana nana, this charming man
Naaa nana nana nana, this charming man

Chorus
A jumped-up pantry boy
Who never knew his place
He said, "Return the ring"
He knows so much about these things
He knows so much about these things
He knows so much about these things

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Song Facts

The Smiths' second single of 1983, “This Charming Man,” depicts the story of a poor boy coming in contact with the upper class but feels unwelcome due to his lack of material wealth. The ambiguity of the characters' sexuality leaves the song very open to debate and speculation about the true meaning.

This song was covered by Death Cab For Cutie.

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