5 pages | PDF | 1.3 MB"The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" is a classic song by The Smiths, released in 1985. It is composed by Words and Music by Johnny Marr and Steven Morrissey in G major and E minor, and is structured in a total of 51 measures. The song is based around the central theme of pain and suffering, with its lyrics detailing a person's struggle against obstacles in life. The track features Morrissey's characteristic vocals and lyrics, and Marr's signature guitar riffs and intricate arrangements. In addition, the song is driven by a steady yet dynamic rhythm section that highlights its poignancy. "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" is a classic track from The Smiths which explores themes of resilience and perseverance against hardship.