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

Cover of Strangeways, Here We Come

From Strangeways, Here We Come and 6 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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