Morrissey - Days Of Decision Lyrics




Oh, the shadows of doubt are in many a mind
Lookin' for an answer they're never gonna find
But they'd better decide 'cause they're runnin' out of time
For these are the days of decision

Oh, the games of stalling you cannot afford
Dark is the danger that's knocking on the door
And the far-reaching rockets say you can't wait anymore
For these are the days of decision

In the face of the people who know they're gonna win
There's a strength that's greater than the power od the wind
And you can't stand around when the ice is growing thin
For these are the days of decision

I've seen your heads hinding 'neath the blankets of fear
When the paths they are plain and the choices are clear
But with each passing day, boys, the cost is more dear
For these are the days of decision

There's many a cross that burns in the night
And the fingers of the fire are pointing as they bite
Oh you can't let the smoke keep on blinding all your sight
For these are the days of decision

Now the mobs of anger are roamin' the street
From the rooftops they are aimin' at the police on the beat
And in city after city you know they will repeat
For these are the days of decision

There's been warnin's of fire, warnin's of flood
Now there's the warnin' of the bullet and the blood
From the three bodies buried in the Mississippi mud
Sayin' these are the days of decision

There's a change in the wind, and a split in the road
You can do what's right or you can do what you are told
And the prize of the victory will belong to the bold
Yes, these are the days of decision





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  1. zaniac 56

    You should work with Phil. Oh wait...(love you Phil)

  2. Ziggy Stardust

    Dime Cuando...Cuando...

  3. Douglas Yonemura Bravo

    You’re fantastic... I standing you in Brazil!!! Please, come to Brazil, and sing you’re greatest hits here!!! We’re need a good music...

  4. Damian Hood

    these sound like protest songs...

  5. Zachary Brown

    Here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHZV9VgxHc

  6. Zachary Brown

    A wonderful tribute to Phil Ochs, the 60's folk singer who wrote the song.

    Zachary Brown

    Kind of surprised not to see due credit given in the description or in the video itself.

  7. celestialbuffalo

    It's always time to fight against war, slavery and drudgery. We outnumber them.

  8. taciana Ferreira

    Simplesmente meu Rei !!!❤❤❤

  9. I’mRena

    10 dislikes ? how stupid can you be to hate this !!!!!

  10. Subwaygirl NYC

    So I heard this cover of Moz’s, thinking it originally Bob Dylan’s...it’s Phil Ochs, another folk/“socially aware” performer from the ‘60s(1965)

  11. Ken Pudsey

    This is superb!

  12. reactions 4u

    Brilliant song

  13. Ian Parker

    Great song, great album!

  14. Suçons

    wait are all the songs on this album covers?

  15. ATXviIIIe

    I adore Morrissey to death. These are indeed days of decision. The only thing I strongly disagree with Morrissey about is voting. He claims voting is part of the process of holding the people down but voting is one of the few things that can make change happen. I know it is easy to claim that all politicians are bad but really? Sorry I am not trying to interject politics into the nice comments I've seen but to say Morrissey is non-political is a tricky thing to say.

  16. celeb rity

    Never heard the original before this or even of Phil Ochs but it's a great song. The cover isn't that different musically, but Morrissey's vocals elevate the song to a greater level.

  17. Karol Dorian

    anyone else getting the "Times they are a-chaning" vibe?

    justin kipper

    Both songs came came out at the same time and place, so yeah

    Karol Dorian

    @justin kipper what do you mean

    justin kipper

    I was referring to the songs themselves. Both Dylan and Ochs played "topical folk songs" in NYC at the same time, they influenced each other.

    Karol Dorian

    @justin kipper oh alright, I didn't know that, thanks!

  18. ddandthegirls

    We can ALL learn from these lyrics "You can do what's right or you can do what you are told." Don't be a pawn. Do your due diligence of research. Keep an open mind. America!

  19. Carmel Anne

    Love this album, simply sublime ❤️💞❤️

  20. clavable

    My favorite so far from CS, after Morning Starship. Great cover ❤

  21. Regiane Cazita

    Amor da minha vida. Que música Mara. 😍😍😍😍

  22. darki darki

    NICE THE REAL MORRISEY AGAIN 😎😎😎

  23. D B

    What a moving cover.

  24. Dwayne Hicks

    Will enjoy listening to this whilst eating a raw lamb shank lol. Just kidding. Will be buying this album!

  25. Kim Wright

    He is the last of the famous blue eyed, silver fox, crooners

  26. David Dyer

    Loving this album.

  27. Graham Wirral West

    Loving this album , chills listening to its over !

  28. Saul Fortunoff

    Sounds sooooo Phil Ochs'ish.

  29. Peter Feld

    This is a lovely cover and powerful song but Phil Ochs would be scathing about Morrissey's support of the far-right For Britain party and would be writing songs against the nativists and Brexiteers if he were still with us. Enjoy his original of this song: https://youtube.com/watch?v=qVs5LnWfc1c

  30. Yenney Rossi

    Bellissima canzone e interpretazione caro Morrisey ★ Grazie e Complimenti!! ♪#♪

  31. David Williams

    10/10 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

  32. Adair Felizardo

    Lindíssima!!!

  33. D Lee

    Beautiful, long live the King.

  34. cricketbat09

    Wish Moz would cover Nights in white satin.

  35. vivahate

    Sameer and Mozza have absolutely nailed this one ❤️❤️

  36. J W

    I’m buying this album. These songs have been carefully selected by Mozz.......and they are perfectly tailored!

  37. Patrick A. Crawley

    Beautiful.

  38. IolnwF

    would like to know that one reason down

  39. James Murray

    Great song. Thank you

  40. Fernanda Rios

    México ❤

  41. Altevir Araújo

    Amo demais!!!
    Muito louco essas paradas que ele faz na voz.

  42. Robbia Rohac

    Phil Ochs was my guru of angst.

  43. Claudia Ruelas

    Sigues en pie Dios te bendiga Morrisey. Fiel desde mis 16 años y tengo 41 😍

  44. Fred Fat

    who could be offended by a picture of morrissey?

  45. Sakinah Abdussamad

    Yes these are "The Days of Decision". But downloading this album will be the easiest decision 🎉💖🎶💥

  46. Anerley

    I am falling in love all over again - Morrissey never fails to touch my heart ❤

  47. marcel lima serejo

    Cadê os BR???? 🇧🇷🇧🇷💛💚

  48. Diego Golfarini

    Awesome version of phil ochs song!!!

  49. Ian

    How can you not like this.

  50. sonny just

    nice sawng!

  51. Chopschat

    You really used to be someone, Moz. Bye bye.

    Infinity Of 6

    @Chopschat Haha I knew you were going to say that...

    Chopschat

    @Infinity Of 6 Doesn't make it any less of a truth...

    Infinity Of 6

    @Chopschat Doesn't make you any less of a plum for being affected by a pop star's political views! :P

    Chopschat

    @Infinity Of 6 There was a light but it has now gone out. Well Infinity of 6(omg) you were never a fan. Have you ever had a girlfriend/boyfriend? It might teach you what's important.

    Infinity Of 6

    @Chopschat This is what I was talking about earlier, you've just spat a bunch of random falsities at me because you're upset about what I said, and it's a lot of hot air and empty friction. Did it take you these 4 days to articulate that? I've been a big fan since I was at school, I have all his albums plus loads of live bootlegs, all the demos and rarities I can find, even some special collector's items I'm saving for my pension - I don't have a Moz tattoo, because I'm not that much of a fanny, but I would still call myself a fan. I've made Morrissey fans out of girlfriends too. Let me share something important an ex taught me: "Celebrities have their own beliefs and opinions, but they don't affect your life in any way!" pmsl

  52. Vlamir Marques

    Morrissey is more folk than I thought he could be.

  53. Bear Hughes

    I don't think I have ever been disappointed w/anything Morrissey has covered so a whole album of this my summer is made!!🎼🐻

  54. Francesca G.

    My fav in California Son! ❤️

  55. Maya A. Morella

    Indeed Darling !!! These are the Days of decisions 🗳 🇬🇧 BREXIT AND DON’T look back ❤️

    Christine M.

    The song was originally written by Phil Ochs in support of the civil rights movement in the USA in the early 60s. Phil Ochs has supported his whole life left causes. You're free to interpret into this song whatever you want, tho I think Phil's just rolling in his grave.

    Chopschat

    @Christine M. Well said...with intelligence and sensitivity... something these clowns are bereft of.

    Christine M.

    @Chopschat Thanks.

  56. Peter Anderson

    He seems to be making an analogy with modern day political situation through this song - particularly in the U K and Europe, the words do seem quite relevant. As ever, well said, Moz.

  57. Step and stop

    The DECISION is I love it 👍👍

  58. Khu NoPie

    Count on Morrissey to release great music on the regular

  59. marina cost

    💞...

  60. good mourning america

    Moz is here to stay!! There is a PC campaign against him right now...f that...you be you Moz..long live moz!!!!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    Ben Zandpour

    good mourning america maybe it's because he's spouting nationalism...

  61. WORDS To Contemplate & Assimilate

    As always the BEST!!!
    Smooches you handsome man!!!
    XOXOXOXO

  62. Two Good Dogs

    MOZ is on a serious roll of producing outstanding music at some his very best in the last few years.

  63. Sergej Lovrekovic

    one of the good covers from the album! passionate and heavenly

  64. Fukawe Tribe

    Fantastic. Great artist, great man.

  65. dean b

    An album of covers shouldn't be this moving. I already know I'll be playing this all summer.

  66. Coypop

    You're so beautiful mate.

  67. Now the Harsh truth will be Spoken

    Oh, the shadows of doubt are in many a mind,
    Am dm g
    Lookin' for an answer they're never gonna find,
    Em dm g
    But they'd better decide 'cause they're runnin' out of time,
    Dm g
    For these are the days of decision.
    Oh, the games of stalling you cannot afford,
    Dark is the danger that's knocking on the door,
    And the far-reaching rockets say you can't wait anymore,
    For these are the days of decision.
    In the face of the people who know they're gonna win,
    There's a strength that's greater than the power od the wind,
    And you can't stand around when the ice is growing thin,
    For these are the days of decision.
    I've seen your heads hinding 'neath the blankets of fear,
    When the paths they are plain and the choices are clear,
    But with each passing day, boys, the cost is more dear
    For these are the days of decision.
    There's many a cross that burns in the night,
    And the fingers of the fire are pointing as they bite,
    Oh you can't let the smoke keep on blinding all your sight,
    For these are the days of decision.
    Now the mobs of anger are roamin' the street,
    From the rooftops they are aimin' at the police on the beat,
    And in city after city you know they will repeat,
    For these are the days of decision.
    There's been warnin's of fire, warnin's of flood,
    Now there's the warnin' of the bullet and the blood,
    From the three bodies buried in the mississippi mud,
    Sayin' these are the days of decision.
    There's a change in the wind, and a split in the road,
    You can do what's right or you can do what you are told,
    And the prize of the victory will belong to the bold,
    Yes, these are the days of decision.

    Lori Rothenbush

    Songwriter: Phil Ochs

  68. Andrea Campos

    Como adoro sua voz Morrissey! 😍😍😍❤❤❤

  69. Simon Edgbaston

    Brilliant album ❤

  70. Hunters CLan

    Wonderful

  71. M. J. D.

    😍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  72. Gabriel Oliveira Pereira

    Cade os br que ama musica boa igual essa??

    Andrea Campos

    Estou em todos os vídeos. Amo demais! 😍😍😍

    Gabriel Oliveira Pereira

    @Andrea Campos Somos dois!! :)

    Luís Maurício Barbosa Gomes

    Morrissey. O melhor.

  73. Biblio Fortune

    Absolutely adore this. Morrissey’s voice is fluid and gorgeous. ✨

    Steven Morrissey

    Apparently his next Album is entirely made up of Abba Classics and obviously Recorded in Israel.

    Infinity Of 6

    @Steven Morrissey wow jimmy what a zinger...

  74. Sergio Gomez

    It's a magnificent song, thanks for all

  75. All Fer

    ahhhhh Amazing!!! thanks for this, Brother!!!

  76. Pedro Silva

    Primeiro comentário! Brasil aqui

    Martin Palermo

    Aguante Brazil Pedrinio jaja

  77. Maverick D

    Yesssssss

  78. David Win

    1st. 💘 Morrissey!!!!

    tarantulaman456

    David Win wow great job!