"Girl Least Likely To"|
These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in the "My Early Burglary Years" album. There are no variations between the printed lyrics and what Morrissey actually sings in the studio version.
How many times have I been around?1 On the 1992 Your Arsenal tour, Morrissey often changed this line to "We live for the written word".
2 On the 1992 Your Arsenal tour, Morrissey changed this line to "We do think this but we cannot say it to the girl least likely to" or "I do think this but I can never say to the girl least likely to". He occasionally changed the lyrics from first/singular to first/plural, switching 'I's for 'we's in other lines of the song as well (for example: "but we say well done to the girl least likely to").
3 In live performances of this song on the 1992 Your Arsenal tour, Morrissey rearranged some of the verses, losing these six lines in the process. After the "But the moods..." lines, he jumped to the "When you shine..." line and followed that verse with the "One more song about The Queen" verse, then resuming with the "So chucking and churning" verse, to the end of the song.
4 Morrissey has changed this line to "Standing around the shops with chips" on a few occasions when the song was performed on the 1992 Your Arsenal tour.
In a 1990 interview for The Face, Morrissey said "['The Girl Least Likely To' is about] that friend you have who really believes in the imminence of her success yet secretly you know it's never going to happen for her"
In a 1998 interview to KCXX radio, he was asked if the song was about a particular person, and answered "Yes there is and it was quite terrible for me because this person listened to the song and immediately knew and a terrible fight ensued. But that was many years ago and... but still... quite interesting. I wish I'd been a bit more secretive though. But what the hell! You know..."