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The Smiths

Half A Person

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“Shoplifters of the World Unite” is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in January 1987, reaching #12 in the UK Singles Chart. As was often the case with Smiths singles, it did not appear on an original studio album. It can be found on the Louder Than Bombs, Singles and The World Won’t Listen compilations. Another newly completed song, “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby”, was originally intended to be the A-side of this single. The single even made it to the white label test pressing stage and approximately 900 stock copies of the single were manufactured before the proper single was issued. This aborted single mix can be heard on the UK compilation The World Won’t Listen, while the song was later remixed for the American compilation Louder Than Bombs. The... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ That's the story of my life ... Sixteen, clumsy and shy ... Then I'll tell you the story of my life

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