It’s not been a good year for David Cameron. After opening up a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union — a move done to appease the more conservative factions of his Conservative Party, even though he himself didn’t want the U.K. to flee the EU — Cameron saw his country make the economically risky decision to leave. He resigned shortly after the Brexit, though he’s still in office for the time being.
Perhaps even more embarrassing, however, is that the self-professed Smiths fan can’t even quote on of Morrissey’s most famous lyrics correctly. Speaking to the House of Commons on Wednesday (June 29), Cameron attempted to quote a beloved “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” lyric, but his pop culture reference ended up oscillating wildly out of control.
“I think the lyrics are ‘If a double decker bus crashes into us / there’s no finer way than by your side.’ I think — I think I’m right in saying [that],” Cameron said in a video posted by NME. As Smiths stans know, the correct lyric is, “If a double decker bus crashes into us / To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.”
Calling yourself a Smiths fan, David? You just haven’t earned it yet, baby.