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The song lasted only 2:09 minutes, which record label boss Geoff Travis deemed too short. Smiths drummer Mike Joyce recalled to Mojo magazine: "We didn't always choose the right singles. 'How Soon Is Now? ' was originally a B-side remember. Geoff Travis was very sniffy about the length of 'Shakespeare's Sister' but the fact people said we were wrong only fired us up." (Source Shakespeare’s Sister Songfacts).

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Young bones groan and the rocks below say
\"Throw your skinny body down, son\"

But I'm going to meet the one I love

The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister Lyrics


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  • at last, at last, at last
  • Throw your skinny body down, son.
  • No, Mamma, let me go!
  • another good smiths tune
  • I love this tune! Dramatic and assertive.
  • And the rocks below, say: "Throw your skinny body down, son!" Always loved.
  • epic drumming :o
  • sou carreteiro e adorro curti essa música nas estradas boa viagem!
  • one of there very best...throw your skinny body down, son.
  • @maytman virginia woolf's story it's nothing like the lyrics of this song!! :O

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