The Smiths “Big Mouth Strikes Again” U&C

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Every once in a while I’ll hear a good song on the radio; it used to be that every once in a while I’d hear a good new song on the radio, but this hasn’t been the case for a long, long time, particularly in Boston where WFNX was supposed to be the station for emerging rock artists back in 2004 or so when Oedipus retired from rival station WBCN, but all that’s really unfolded is WFNX now just plays Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitter” (and all related songs) about 3x per day… it’s pretty sad, for a sad laugh, look over the Top New Artists on SoundScan for any given week, then realize that WFNX plays NONE of these artists… NONE!!

Anyway, I did hear The Smiths’ “Big Mouth Strikes Again”, from 1986’s The Queen Is Dead and feel the need to share it – along with a remix and two covers, one by Treepeople (a band fronted by Doug Martsch of Built to Spill) and the other by Read Yellow – now.

I think I’ll do a similar post for “There Is A Light…” but with a bunch more versions later.

The Smiths “Big Mouth Strikes Again”

The Smiths “Big Mouth Strikes Again (David Starfire remix)”

Treepeople “Big Mouth Strikes Again”

Read Yellow “Big Mouth Strikes Again”

“Big Mouth Strikes Again” lyrics:

Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking
When I said I’d like to smash every tooth
In your head

Oh … sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking
When I said by rights you should be
Bludgeoned in your bed

And now I know how Joan of Arc felt
Now I know how Joan of Arc felt
As the flames rose to her roman nose
And her Walkman started to melt
Oh …

Bigmouth, la … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race

Oh, bigmouth, la … bigmouth, la
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race

And now I know how Joan of Arc felt
Now I know how Joan of Arc felt
As the flames rose to her roman nose
And her hearing aid started to melt

Bigmouth, la … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race
Oh …

Bigmouth, oh … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race
Oh …

Bigmouth, oh … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race
Oh …

Bigmouth, oh … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race
Oh …

One response to “The Smiths “Big Mouth Strikes Again” U&C

  1. Pingback: Music [Uncovered & Covered] Page UPDATED « Chris Hanaka

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