Celebrate the Mozfather's 50th birthday on Gigwise...

11:35 22nd May 2009

Celebrating Morrissey's 50th birthday today, we asked our Twitter followers to suggest their favourite lyrics from the music legend.

A veritable plethora of suggestions to choose from, below are some of the choice cuts. If your favourite is missing, post it in the comments section below:

@charming__man “Let me get my hands on your mammary glands, And let me get your head On the conjugal bed I say, I say, I say” (Handsome Devil)

@robmaddison "So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die" (How Soon Is Now?)  

"And if a double-decker bus. Crashes into us. To die by your side. Is such a heavenly way to die." (There Is A Light That Never Goes Out)

“I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death and I need to cling to something” (What She Said)

@SueMurphy"You don't think I'll make it, I never said I wanted to, well did I?" (Tomorrow)

“You're the one for me, fatty” (You're The One For Me, Fatty)

“This is the coastal town they forgot to close down, come Armageddon, come” (Every Day Is Like Sunday)

“There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more, not much more” (Handsome Devil)

@lauracallan  "This beautiful creature must die a death for no reason and death for no reason is murder" (Meat Is Murder)

“I'd like to drop my trousers to the queen, everybody sensible child knows what this means”
(Nowhere Fast)

@IndiescreetBlog “Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ” (Panic)

“I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear” (This Charming Man)

@hayleyunlikely “Don't rake up my mistakes, I know exactly what they are” (Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself)

"You can pin and mount me like a butterfly" (Reel Around The Fountain)

@dearbarbie “Sweetness, I was only joking when I said by rights you should be bludgeoned in your bed” (Bigmouth Strikes Again)

@hayleyunlikely “I was bored before I even began” (Shoplifters of the World Unite)

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