I Started Something I Couldn't Finish (3:46)

Cover of Strangeways, Here We Come

From Strangeways, Here We Come and 7 other releases

“I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish” is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching #23 in the UK Singles Chart.

It was the second of three UK singles from the band’s last studio album Strangeways, Here We Come, and was released after the band had announced their split. The record company had originally intended to release Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before as a single in the UK but felt this would be inappropriate following the Hungerford massacre (the lyrics contain a reference to “mass murder”).

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  • Cristine-McCa

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [18]

    15 Apr 2:02am Reply
  • Evyycapelletti

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [17]

    11 Jan 5:10pm Reply
  • liquidvizions

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [16]

    9 Jan 8:08am Reply
  • iam_the_enemy

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [15]

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RheiselSilva

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [14]

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    that Grrr ...

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • IntoTheOrchard

    And now eighteen months' hard labour Seems . . . fair enough Hmm Wilde.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • matt1337c

    1:20 [2] Oh god...

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • terrascura

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [13]

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ge_mig_arsenik

    ...fair enough.

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mdrnlifeisrbsh

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [12]

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Charlie1957

    If deserted on an island what albums? Anything by the Smiths. I would like to add any Smith fans to my friends list........

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • eqsmetal

    Amazing Ode Man

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • organicsamurai

    This is my theme song for a Friday night

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • theplasticmind

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [11]

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ThrowedYungPeeg

    typical me elmo

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • happiest_girl

    Uuuuuuuuurrrrrhhhhhhhhhh

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • roadsidesbloom

    Fair enougghh!

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • plahoop

    typical me, typical me, typical me, typical me, i started something....and now I'm not too sure... [10]

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Tom_Pullings

    @davidbowiegirl - UGHHHHHH, that's what tradition means! [3]

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
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