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"Cemetry Gates" was Morrissey's direct response to critics who had cried foul over his use of texts written by some of his favorite authors, notably Shelagh Delaney and Elizabeth Smart. Oscar Wilde, who was also accused of plagiarism, figures as a patron saint of Morrissey's in the song's lyrics. A Wilde quote, "Talent borrows, genius steals", was etched in the vinyl run-out grooves of the first single off the album, "Bigmouth Strikes Again". These etchings appear almost exclusively on the… read more

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A dreaded sunny day
So I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
A dreaded sunny day

The Smiths - Cemetry Gates Lyrics

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  • fav song of all time
  • A dreaded sunny day, so let's go where we're happy
  • BEST PANTERA SONG. [5]
  • BEST PANTERA SONG. [4]
  • One of the top 5 Smiths lyrics
  • YES!!!
  • lovely
  • I would fuckin love to see this live
  • BEST PANTERA SONG. [3]
  • Don't compare 3rd Eye Blind or Pantera to The Smiths ever!

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