"A Matter Of Opinion"


This is a very early Smiths song which was never professionally recorded nor played live. Complete lyrics are unknown but the following lines have been given by journalist Simon Goddard in an article to Record Collector magazine in June 2003 and in his essential books "The Songs That Saved Your Life" and "Mozipedia".

"Oh, sit by the fire with your book
and pretend that you're active
But the very last stage of a nuclear age
is not attractive"

"God bless the boys on the factory floor"

"This is just something that happens to other people"

"When will you stand up and say what you really want to?"

"Oh, it's all a matter of opinion"