Frankly, Mr. Shankly Karaoke - The Smiths

This title is a cover of Frankly, Mr. Shankly as made famous by The Smiths

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In the same key as the original: A

Release date: 1986
Genres: Alternative, Rock, In English
Original songwriter: Steven Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Marr

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Lyrics Frankly, Mr. Shankly

Frankly, Mister Shankly this position I've held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
I want to leave you will not miss me
I want to go down in musical history
Frankly, Mister Shankly
I'm a sickening wreck
I've got the twenty-first century breathing down my neck
I must move fast you understand me
I want to go down in celluloid history
Mister Shankly
Fame, fame, fatal fame it can play hideous tricks on the brain
But still I'd rather be famous than righteous or holy any day, any day, any day
But sometimes I feel more fulfilled
Making Christmas cards with the mentally ill
I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of
Frankly, Mister Shankly this position I've held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
Oh, I didn't realise that you wrote poetry
I didn't realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry
Mister Shankly
Frankly, Mister Shankly since you ask
You are a flatulent pain in the ass
I do not mean to be so rude
Still, I must speak frankly
Mister Shankly
Oh, give us your money

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