"Get Off The Stage"|
This song has yet to appear on an album. Its lyrics are transcribed here without permission, as they are heard.
You silly old man1 In an interview to GQ magazine in 2005, when discussing his most 'ambitious lyrics', Morrissey said "Pathetically I once tried to rhyme ‘mascara’ with ‘Fender guitar’".
In an interview published in The Face in 1990, Morrissey said "There's a song on this album that has the Rolling Stones in mind because I've been so disgusted by their most recent comeback that I no longer find it sad or pitiful, I just feel immense anger that they don't just get out of the way. You open papers in this country, and every day there's the obligatory picture of, y'know, Mick-with-bags-at-the-airport, or Keith saying he's completely normal now. They just won't move away! The song is called 'Get Off The Stage'."
When questioned about which of his song he is most proud lyrically in a Q&A published on the True-To-You website in November 2005, Morrissey answered "It's impossible to answer this because I'm proud of most of them. There are only a few that make me shudder – such as "Get Off The Stage," "Journalists Who Lie," "I Don't Owe You Anything"... But most of them, I think, somehow stand the test of time. Of course, some songs are better than others..."