My Door Is Never

Lyrics

My door is always open
My door is always open
My door is always open to you
My door is always open
My door is always open
My door is always open to you
The night to self with the shoulder touch
Aroma for the duvet you slept in
No, not never, no day
Will I prove my nerve to you
Or impress your dipshit head like others do
I crave your death inside my mind's eye
A-and my beer will never be open
My door will never be open
My door will never be open to you
My door will never be open
My door will never be open
My door will never be open to you
To you
My door is always open
My door is always open
Everything that I was supposed to have learned
But my spectre is coming after you
I crave your death within my mind's eye
My door will never be open
My door will never be open
My door will never be open to you
My door will never be open to you
My door will never be open to you
My door will never be open
My door will never be open
My door will never be open to you
To you   (1)

Notes

 

1. In 2015 the Fall revived this song, and the following lyrics come from a photograph of MES's lyric sheet, taken at Wakefield on May 9th (the Fall opened with the song). The enjambment is as in the handwritten version, and I tried to reproduce the capitalization, although I will readily admit that at least the latter is probably not very important:

No knock ever comes
my way
Your knot seems selfish
at the top
I ssee [sic] your diction
in my mind's eye

It then indicates that the chorus is to be repeated 5 times ("ch. x 5") and at the bottom it looks like it says "Spectre I wore".

Thanks to mrrogers from the Fall online forum.

From Paul G:

The Epilogue of Brix's book 'The Rise, The Fall and The Rise' recounts a tale of her visiting MES at his home in Manchester. She announces herself through the door but Smith doesn't open it and she leaves without seeing him.

There is no date to this story so we can't be 100% sure it pre-dates the song but it's a theory.

^

Comments (10)

Martin
  • 1. Martin | 30/06/2013
In Dave Luff's lyric book V11, the words "the keys and a 1918 penny/that opened a door to a heart" are added to the song, immediately before the line "Everything I was supposed to have learned."

Would the reference to a penny refer to the so-called "Dead Man's Penny", issued to the familes of those who died in WW1? Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Plaque_(medallion)
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 02/12/2018
There was a Lancashire story about a "Dead Man's Penny" in 2006:

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/1017182.War_medal_found_after_90_years/

But stories like that turn up from time to time. I don't know that the lyric book is referring to an actual report or, if it is, that this is the one.
Paul Go
  • 3. Paul Go | 27/05/2019
Aroma from a duvet you slept in
Paul Go
  • 4. Paul Go | 27/05/2019
'beer' is probably 'door' said in an unusual way, probably.
Paul G
  • 5. Paul G | 02/06/2019
The Epilogue of Brix's book 'The Rise, The Fall and The Rise' recounts a tale of her visiting MES at his home in Manchester. She announces herself through the door but Smith doesn't open it and she leaves without seeing him.

There is no date to this story so we can't be 100% sure it pre-dates the song but it's a theory.
Paul Go
  • 6. Paul Go | 03/06/2019
Paul G is not me btw, so you can take him seriously.
Paul G
  • 7. Paul G | 10/06/2019
Sorry for the confusion - I'll have to think of a different name!
Paul Go
  • 8. Paul Go | 11/06/2019
Looks like you were here first, besides, I was just taking the opportunity to have a bitch
bzfgt
  • 9. bzfgt (link) | 29/06/2019
Damn it, I just put the thing about Brix, and I thought "That'll make Paul Go happy for a minute anyway"...then I saw it was Paul G.
dannyno
  • 10. dannyno | 12/07/2019
"No, not never, no day"

Anyone else seeing an echo of Elves, Couples vs Jobless Mid 30s and Edgar Allan Poe here?

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