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Reel Around the Fountain
The Smiths Lyrics


It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old

It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
You made him old

Reel around the fountain
Slap me on the patio
I'll take it now
Oh

Fifteen minutes with you
Well, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people said that you were virtually dead
And they were so wrong

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, well, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people said that you were easily led
And they were half-right
Oh, they, oh, they were half-right, oh

It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
It's time that the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
You made him old

Oh, reel around the fountain
Slap me on the patio
I'll take it now
Ah, oh

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
Oh, but I do.
Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
I do
Oh, I, oh, I do
Oh

I dreamt about you last night
And I fell out of bed twice
You can pin and mount me like a butterfly
But take me to the haven of your bed
Was something that you never said
Two lumps, please
You're the bee's knees
But so am I

Oh, meet me at the fountain
Shove me on the patio
I'll take it slowly
Oh

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
Oh, but I do
Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, no, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
I do
Oh, I, I do
Oh, I do
Oh, I do
Oh, I do

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: STEVEN MORRISSEY, JOHNNY MARR

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Geoffrey Gentry

"People see no worth in you but I do"-what a great line.

Noodleydoo

True but there are also lots of other great lines in this song--my favorite Smiths song.

concars1234

@Fickle Epicure Caution dangerous levels of wisdom being expressed here

Fickle Epicure

My dad is a deeply religious and conservative person and one time this song came on the radio and he said that he always thought of that line as if Jesus saying it to him. I always thought that was kind of sweet for some reason even though it's anathema to my own worldview. I don't think we can blame people for taking whatever solace they can get in this world.

Kenneth Motolenich

Geoffrey Gentry yes sublimely beautiful

Kenneth Motolenich

I always thought this was sublimely beautiful

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Clay Asbury

"I dreamt about you last night and I fell out of bed twice..."

dermot51

The line being 'The dream is gone but the baby is real'

dermot51

A iine Morrissey 'borrowed' from the film 'A taste of honey'

Ander Son

@Bruna Mc Oficial Billy Liar is another great movie from the same era

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