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Panic
The Smiths Lyrics


Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?
The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself

Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
But honey pie, you're not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town
But there's panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
It says nothing to me about my life
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly play

On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
Provincial towns you jog 'round

Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Ama Deus

Par che te strizza n'occhio
Che n'segreto te sta pe svelà
Ma poi se lo tie pe sè
Secondo me lo fa apposta
A fa quello pieno de segreti
Che sa na cosa ma nta vo fa sapere
Ma poi pare che te strizza n'occhio
Che in confidenza qualcosa te dirà
Ma poi se la tie per sè
Io non capisco
Ma perché prima te dice
Na mezza cosa poi nze vo fa prega
Che poi invece io so uno che se confida
Però poi lui non se fida
È una mazzata se lo voi fa parlà
E te tiene sempre un po' sulle spine
E stai lì che aspetti un'indiscrezione
E 'nte dice, e 'nte dice, e 'nte dice
E 'nte dice, e 'nte dice, e 'nte dice
E 'nte dice, e 'nte dice, e 'nte dice
E 'nte dice, e 'nte dice
E 'nte dice, e 'nte dice



M -1896

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself

Could life ever be sane again
On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself

Hopes may rise on the Grasmeres
But honey pie, you're not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town

But there's panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
It says nothing to me about my life
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly play

On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
On the provincial towns that you jog'round
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ



All comments from YouTube:

Excedium65

Seriously haven't been affected by a band like this since Jim Morrison and The Doors. Every single song has an incredible rhythm and beat, while the lyrics are so incredibly meaningful you can't help but relate them to your own life. What more could you ask for?

r a c h e l

i could ask for a reunion 😭
which will never ever happen…and the thought of never seeing them again together tears me to pieces.
as an 18 year old whose life is made bearable by this band’s unique sound and creepily relatable lyrics, to see them reunited would be the cherry on top.

dj

@Excedium65 I was just lettin' ya know lol

Excedium65

@dj Thanks. You've done the world a great service here today, my friend. The world is now righted.

dj

Not Jim Morrison and, it's just The Doors.

big_OL

some say the greatest lyricist in pop music

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Just a Smiths Fan

"The music that they constantly play... it says nothing to me about my life..."
This is totally modern!!!

Ralph Jackson

Some rap lyrics today speak of what's going on,others are another form of escapism for those who buy into it.

Ralph Jackson

Panic on those same streets now.

Music

​@DYSTOPIA-061 Don't even dignify them with a response. Once everyone routinely ignores them, they will eventually realise they're wasting their time and go away.

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