THE QUEEN IS DEAD - The Etching On The Original Vinyl Edition


The original vinyl edition of THE QUEEN IS DEAD has these words etched on Side 1: 


FEAR OF MANCHESTER 


That seems to be a play on the expression "fear of man" found only once in The Bible: 


"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." 

 - PROVERBS 29:25
(King James Bible) 





The words "FEAR OF MANCHESTER" are etched on Side 1 of the original vinyl edition of THE QUEEN IS DEAD.  "FEAR OF MANCHESTER" contains "FEAR OF MAN" which is found only once in The Bible. ...  



In the Bible verse (PROVERBS 29-25) the expression "fear of man" is found directly in relation to the word "snare." ...  


"The fear of man bringeth a snare ... " 


Three months before her death, a prophetic article about Princess Diana is posted whose title includes the word "snare." ...  


HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN  

- HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN.  By Marianne MacDonald.  May 4, 1997 


Consistent with "fear of man" the introduction to the "snare" article says Diana finds the paparazzi to be "frightening." ... 
 

"Every day the Princess of Wales is stalked by the paparazzi, an experience she finds both frightening and humiliating." 

- HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN.  By Marianne MacDonald.  May 4, 1997  


The conclusion to the "snare" article is a sharp warning that Princess Diana could be killed trying to escape the paparazzi. ... 



"... Diana has often jumped lights and broken speed limits in a bid to escape her tormentors.  They have then done the same. 
If this harassment continues, her story could no longer just end in tears.  Someone could die, and it might not be a paparazzo."  

- HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN.  By Marianne MacDonald.  May 4, 1997 


Three months before Princess Diana's fatal car crash, the prophetic article HOW TO SNARE A RUNAWAY PRINCESS is posted on May 4. ...

The last Smiths compilation before Princess Diana's car crash has a cover-photo of an actress named "Diana" (Dors) who died on May 4.





"FEAR OF MANCHESTER" is etched on Side 1 of  THE QUEEN IS DEAD.  In the Bible, the words "fear of man" are in the line, "The fear of man bringeth a snare." 
HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN was posted three months before Diana's death and it begins by saying that Diana finds the paparazzi "frightening."
HOW TO SNARE A PRINCESS ON THE RUN (posted by INDEPENDENT) concludes with a warning that Diana could be killed trying to escape the paparazzi. 
The article was posted on May 4.  The final Smiths compilation before Princess Diana's death has a cover-photo of an actress named "Diana" (Dors) who died May 4. ...




On the original vinyl edition of THE QUEEN IS DEAD, these words are etched on Side 2:


THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS


That's a quote chosen by Morrissey from a movie titled:


SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING


Princess Diana crashed minutes after midnight on a "SATURDAY NIGHT" and was declared dead in the hospital at four o'clock "SUNDAY MORNING." 

Chased to death by the paparazzi, Diana would have said of her last "SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING" that "THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS." 





"THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS" is etched on Side 2 of THE QUEEN IS DEAD.  It's a line from the film SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. 
Princess Diana crashed twenty-five minutes after midnight on "SATURDAY NIGHT" and she died in the hospital at four o'clock on "SUNDAY MORNING."




THE DIANA-MORRISSEY PHENOMENON