Morrissey - Ganglord Lyrics




Ganglord, the police are kicking their way into my house
And haunting me, taunting me, wanting me to break their laws

Ganglord, the police are kicking their way into my house
And haunting me, taunting me, wanting me to break their laws

And I'm turning to you to save me
And I'm turning to you to save me

Ganglord, the police are grinding me into the ground
The headless pack are back, small boy jokes and loaded guns

Ganglord, the police are grinding me into the ground
The headless pack are back, small boy jokes and loaded guns

And I'm turning to you to save me
And I'm turning to you to save me, save me
Save me, save me, to save me, save me
Oh to save me, save me, save me, save me

Gandlord, there's a clock on the wall making fun of us all
Ganglord, the clock on the wall and it makes a joke of us all

And I'm turning to you to save me and I'm turning to you
To save me, save me, save me, save me, save me, to save me

Ganglord, remember - the police can always be bribed
Ganglord, remember - the police can always be bribed

They say "to protect and to serve"
But what they really mean to say is:
"Get back to the ghetto, the ghetto
Get yourself back to the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
Get yourself back to the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto"





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  1. chino Silva

    A.c.a.b

  2. Ariadne Rimbaud

    Chile, 2019.

  3. Aleksandër Berisha

    **BEST REGARDS FROM ALBANIA**

  4. Louis Tulloch

    Says much about being a "Targeted Individual", go Morrissey, go!

  5. Louis Tulloch

    If you listen to the lyrics it sounds like jrs a targeted individual.

  6. Mizael Marquez

    Reminds me of a chapter in my life, I will never forget about... I was facing 15 years in Federal prison. With God faith, and Family... one year just in time to see my second child come to in to this world.....🙏😎☠️

  7. sunshaped

    Old Morrissey fan here who's been resistant to most of his music after Southpaw. Haven't heard this except for when he's done it live. Wow, it's a really great song.

  8. dominique boterbergh

    merci Morrissey, tout simplement toujours divin..

  9. alexmoz23

    Such a strong, powerful song!!! Love it!!! Viva Moz!!!

  10. Jim Smith

    The thumbnail looks like an FBI surveillance photo of Ganglord Morrissey. Suspected of the theft of millions of hearts no doubt.

  11. Chris Kelly

    Lyrical genius - Manchester’s finest - legend

  12. ping pong

    The instrumental beginning sounds like Paul Weller track

  13. THESM1THS

    The clock on the wall has a lot to answer for.

  14. Molly Golightly

    Getting ready for tomorrow night in NYC

  15. DoctorMeatDic

    Amazing song, only discovered it recently. It's up there with N.W.A. in it's power against the violent, corrupt, trigger-happy racist US cops

    MorrisseyObsessed

    Along with Fuck the Po-Po by Corey Smith

  16. GUSTAVO LOZANO

    Always heard on the web something different from Morrissey, always !!!

  17. CREEPY SHOPKIN

    Dope as song I loved this man since day 1 I'm lucky to live in moz Angeles 🖤

  18. Glena Duarte

    Sensacional!

  19. Philip meighan

    Magnificent from Morrisey

  20. Black Pigeon Speaks

    I love this song.

    YaggaYaggaYa

    Black Pigeon Speaks Hullo.

    MorrisseyObsessed

    Oh hello beloved BPS fancy meeting you here! I looked up this vid today during the Tommy Robinson/UK police state situation to hear the line "they say to serve and protect but what they mean to say is get back to your ghetto" which to me, pretty much sums up the message the UK establishment is sending to white working class Brits who are not towing the propaganda line.

  21. DylanHughesss

    The vocal melody and lyrics themself just sound so stupid. Like he's just spluttering out words. So distasteful. And exactly what association does Morrissey have with ganglords? Seems so out of place and a forced attempt to be masculine, in an cliche way. Like it's cool to associate with derelict violent characters. I don't understand how he went from his early career classics to this. I'm a huge morrissey fan, by the way. But it's like he lost his awareness and taste for what timeless music sounds like. He made it... once upon a time.

    YaggaYaggaYa

    DylanHughesss Eww.

    ping pong

    DylanHughesss i think its anti establishment and libertarian views.

    Lesly Mason

    Yes, the three comment responses sum up my reaction to this comment, but I still feel the need to say my piece. "And exactly what association does Morrissey have with ganglords?"
    He's ALWAYS been fascinated with the gang mentality. He grew up in 70's Manchester and his area was flooded with gang activity. His attraction to them has been displayed throughout his career. Ever heard of FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE???? Piccadilly Palare?

    "Like it's cool to associate with derelict violent characters."
    Yes derelict and violent like a person who "killed a policeman when he was thirteen"? (I want the one I can't have)
    "Heavy-rings on bitten fingers. Black-eyed Susan sometimes shakes to break. So, watch it" That's a bit violent, isn't it? (Black-eyed Susan)
    What about The Last of the Famous International Playboys, a song about idolizing criminals and murderers. A song that mentions the Kray twins with a heroic tint. "Dear hero imprisoned, with all the new crimes that you are perfecting, I can't hepl quoting you".
    Not to mention the song called, "Jack the Ripper".
    Trust, he doesn't write about these things because he thinks it'll make him look cool and masculine. I could only guess it's nostalgia for his upbringing.

    Lastly, this song isn't even about ganglords, really. It's a song about police brutality. It's social commentary. He's anti-establishment and again, has always been that way. He often uses characters to write through.

    Now, it's obviously fair to say you don't like the song but in criticizing it, you've criticized a lot of what Morrissey has always stood for.
    I'll quote Ariadne Rimbaud2 in saying, "Are you really a Morrissey fan?"

    Jo hall

    Bellend

    ian rudall

    Lesly Mason Great answer great song

  22. Jeremy Kydd

    silly boy mozz 😆

  23. mauricio sanchez

    Morrissey and The Smiths, The B-Sides Lords!! Such a magnificent song. Swords is a must, just as My Early Burglary Years.

  24. Simulation Virtue

    Beyond important - the master has spoken.

  25. Bill W

    Just saw him perform this at the Santa Barbara Bowl here in CA just a few hours ago. So heavy. And the man is really at the top of his game this far on. So good...

    Cosmo

    Yes, it was absolutely brilliant. I was there too. So powerful

    Mercedes Black

    Bill W He was way ahead of most in knowing how the world works.
    So in tune.
    A great man.

    Jeremy Kydd

    Bill W 29 times and every time gets better 😆

    pinhound

    I saw him play it in Seattle at the beginning of his current tour. The most powerful thing I've ever witnessed at a music show. Stuck in my head 27 days later!

  26. TheTirado2

    looks like the cementary off the 710 en Los Angeles, opps sorry Moz Angeles.

    Jeremy Kydd

    TheTirado2 yeah

  27. Yazzymin

    awesome song, awesome fucking video. Also morrissey looks hot as fuck.

    Juan harris

    oh yeah!

    collapsingquantumwav

    Fuck yea! lol

    Philip meighan

    Yep Morrisey stuff honey x

    Philip meighan

    Cool dude

  28. Cristina costa da silva

    mozz i love you for ever

  29. Sarah Vista

    Only question I have is why is this filed in the category of comedy?! I know Morrissey's got the greatest sense of humour of all but this one's quite serious ;)

    Excellent song. Played loud = kicks ass.

    Moonlight *

    +Sarah Vista Seriously? Another girl that likes westerns? Finally. And you like Morrissey? (Figures, I categorize such interests under the same umbrella, if you like one uncommon thing, it's not too far off that you'll prolly like another) Anyway, nice to meet you.

    Sarah Vista

    Hell's yes I do…. nice to meet you chick! <3

  30. Theodorus Rex

    Brilliant.  "what they really mean to say, is get yourself back to the ghetto..."

  31. Jane Sheppard

    fucking police - why cant we stop them - we know it goes on..............

  32. Gary Busey

    One of my favorites.

  33. thatpartywaslame

    Love the the imagery. Love Morrissey. Makes me miss LA. Looking forward to seeing him tomorrow in slc!. btw . . . "the police can always be bribed."

  34. Nitro

    One Of My Faves...The "Swords" B-Sides CD Is CLASS...

  35. Joseph Marr

    one of the best Moz tracks ever!!!!!

    themanwithnoname !

    so true

  36. sidney faneli

    I love this song !!!!

  37. Cuddly Panda

    What is the video playing?

    Dani Noodle H. Bailey

    The official Morrissey video, Duh

    lope de Aguirre

    I love girls like you.

  38. Laura Sandoval

    Mi Amor!

  39. sleeping Rhino

    Awesome video!

  40. sidney faneli

    D+D+D+D+D+