"Shoplifters of the World Unite" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in January , it reached No. 12 in the UK Singles Chart. Shoplifters Of The World Unite Lyrics: Learn to love me, assemble the ways / Now, today, tomorrow and always / My only weakness is a listed crime / My only. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Shoplifters Of The World Unite" on Discogs. The title alludes to the communist slogan "workers of the world, unite!" Morrissey has explained the meaning of the song as follows: "It's more or less. The Smiths: Shoplifters of the World Unite: Directed by Tamra Davis. With Mike Joyce, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Andy Rourke. the old slogan used to inspire poor people to "unite and take over" was 'workers of the world unite'. since many poor people today are unemployed, they cant. The Smiths Shoplifters of the World Unite 12" Vinyl EP Excellent. £ Click & Collect. £ postage. or Best Offer. Shoplifters of the World Unite. The Smiths. Album Poster | The Smiths | Shoplifters of the World Unite. Open in Spotify Preview song. The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite - Music. Dense, brooding and anthemic, Shoplifters Of The World Unite remains one of Morrissey's 'all-time favourite' Smiths songs.