Valentine's Day special: apart from 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', the second most romantic song written and sung by Morrissey? (anonymously suggested)
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Reel Around The Fountain   18% 425 / 18%
Stretch Out And Wait   18% 420 / 18%
My Love Life   16% 373 / 16%
I'd Love To   17% 412 / 17%
Honey, You Know Where To Find Me   1% 44 / 1%
Trouble Loves Me   9% 224 / 9%
Dear God, Please Help Me   5% 120 / 5%
Other: please specify   12% 299 / 12%
2317 total votes.

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A fight for second place (Score:0)
I'd agree that "There is a light.." is in a class of its own as the most romantic Moz song ever.

"Come back to Camden" might just sneak in at no 2...
Anonymous -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @10:56AM (#349415)
reel around the fountain (Score:0)
great tune, the other one that came to mind was hand in glove
love that song. Whatever happens i love you is also quite decent
Anonymous -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @12:05PM (#349419)
I know you love... (Score:2, Insightful)
My Love Life is just a lovely song. When I close my eyes and listen, I feel the music lift me up almost as though I'm floating, and his voice is a smoothe vessel that takes me wherever I want to go.

I really love this one. I voted for another on the forums, so I'm happy I got to vote on here as well. Morrissey has so many great songs about Love. I can't just pick one! I want them all!!!
hand in glove -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @01:36PM (#349423)
(User #827 Info)
"Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together" - Marilyn Monroe
    Confronting an abuser (Score:2, Interesting)
    "Reel Around the Fountain" has always struck me as being a song filled with sorrow--and ambivalence.

    I imagine the subject of the song as being victimized as a child--only to grow into an adult who is filled with feelings of ambivalence: both affection and sadness at a disturbing relationship. The song is reflective, introspective, and confrontational.

    There is nothing romantic about this song at all.

    Ken
    sycophantic_slag -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @02:20PM (#349425)
    (User #3940 Info)
    "And I just can't explain/ So I won't even try to."
      Re:Confronting an abuser (Score:2, Interesting)
      I always had a feeling that it was not directed at a person but at the music industry and more specifically at the music audience. Playing with the idea of fame

      Why?

      '15 minutes with you I wouldn't say no' - Warhol reference?

      'People said you were easily led and they were half right' - perhaps reference to the pop music audience

      People see no worth in you, but I do - Pop music and audience as something that isn't artistically creative. Morrissey thinks otherwise
      Anonymous -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @11:28AM (#349452)
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      • Re:Confronting an abuser by Moz's milk (Score:1) Thursday February 11 2010, @10:12PM
        • Re:Confronting an abuser by Take_me_with_you (Score:1) Tuesday February 16 2010, @06:16PM
          2nd most romantic Moz composition has to be... (Score:0)
          Come Back To Camden!
          Anonymous -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @02:30PM (#349426)
          I stay (Score:1)
          with My Love Life

          it's kinda bittersweet, but still a love song

          among the other. But... Let Me Kiss You "could" be another, right?
          Raffael79 -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @07:12PM (#349431)
          (User #17513 Info)
            it all depends (Score:0)
            I guess is all depends on what you consider romantic.....all Morrissey love songs are somewhat mixed with sadness/despair. I know it's Over/Well I wonder/Last Night I dreamt/Late Night Maudlin St./Let me kiss you....the list goes on. They are all so beautiful. I agree that Come back to Camden should definintely be on that list as well.
            Anonymous -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @07:12PM (#349432)
              mhh (Score:1)
              there's a light have another meaning to me than a love song

              but as I wrote in the forum

              "Now my heart is full"
              Celibate Cry <vauxhall@mail2uk.com> -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @11:20PM (#349436)
              (User #220 Info)
              and the hills are alive with celibate cries
                Jack the Ripper? (Score:0)
                I love it...
                WacoKid -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @11:31PM (#349437)
                (User #19139 Info)
                I'd love to (Score:1)
                "I'd Love To" is one of the most beautiful lovesongs ever written.

                Now I've had enough
                I've had more than could be
                My rightful share
                Of nights I can't bear
                How can it be fair?
                Eric Hartman -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @03:52AM (#349440)
                (User #5103 Info | http://www.patcondell.net/ )
                It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.
                • Re:I'd love to by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday February 10 2010, @11:08AM
                    Re:I'd love to (Score:2, Interesting)
                    yes, the song is romantic.

                    "I'd Love To" is a song about longing. And longing is the essence of true love.
                    Eric Hartman -- Thursday February 11 2010, @04:31AM (#349463)
                    (User #5103 Info | http://www.patcondell.net/ )
                    It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.
                    [ Parent ]
                  • Re:I'd love to by Georgissey (Score:1) Thursday February 11 2010, @09:33AM
                    • Wrong! (Score:2, Informative)
                      Actually 'bear' is the correct word. 'Bare' is a different word and I will refrain from name calling, but Morrissey is right: It takes strength to be gentle and kind...
                      Thomassey -- Thursday February 11 2010, @08:46AM (#349467)
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                      • Re:Wrong! by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday February 11 2010, @10:14AM
                        • Re:Wrong! by mozmic_dancer (Score:1) Thursday February 11 2010, @02:38PM
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                      Surely (Score:1)
                      Hand in glove has to be the most romantic song I've ever heard!!
                      The_Delaney91 -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @06:19AM (#349441)
                      (User #23046 Info)
                        some thoughts off the top of my head (Score:0)
                        I won't share you You have killed me

                        by the way dear god please help me is not romantic at all - it's a song about pedophile catholic priests - listen to the lyrics

                        moho -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @07:01AM (#349442)
                        (User #10663 Info)
                        I won't share you (Score:1)
                        I'll see you somewhere
                        I'll see you sometime
                        Darling...
                        Mozziestar -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @07:59AM (#349443)
                        (User #21483 Info)
                          Other. (Score:0, Offtopic)
                          Other: "I Like You."
                          Anonymous -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @09:56AM (#349447)
                          • Re:Other. by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday February 10 2010, @11:09AM
                            What? (Score:0)
                            Romantic? Morrissey songs? I've never in my life thought of any of his songs as romantic. Maybe more along the lines of songs about wanting romance or wanting something but not actually romantic. Never...
                            Anonymous -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @11:55AM (#349454)
                              Second Most Romantic Song has GOT to be... (Score:0)
                              'Let Me Kiss You' is the second most romantic song followed closely by 'I Like You.'
                              Anonymous -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @12:32PM (#349456)
                                agreed!! (Score:1)
                                I most certainly agree, "I Won't Share You" tops my list.
                                took my bow -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @05:47PM (#349460)
                                (User #21922 Info)
                                But even I, as sick as I am, I would never be you....
                                  My, My, My.... (Score:1)
                                  My Dearest Love!
                                  Pretty good bitter sweet, Moz in full 100 year longing mode.
                                  Works for me,
                                  regards,
                                  FWD
                                  Famous when dead -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @07:49PM (#349461)
                                  (User #981 Info)
                                  Some of us is turning nasty
                                    my fave (Score:0)
                                    Whatever happens i love you ...wear each others clothes ..come on.
                                    Anonymous -- Wednesday February 10 2010, @09:54PM (#349462)
                                    • Re:my fave by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday February 11 2010, @01:21PM
                                      • Re:my fave by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday February 12 2010, @02:38PM
                                      Late Night, Maudlin Street (Score:0)
                                      "With that picture of you framed beside my bed
                                      Oh, it's childish and it's silly
                                      But I think it's you in my room, by the bed
                                      (...yes, I told you it was silly...)"

                                      Now THAT's romantic!
                                      Anonymous -- Thursday February 11 2010, @09:28AM (#349468)
                                        Jack the Ripper (Score:0)
                                        I wouldn't say that There is a Light is automatically the most romantic. My vote would be for Jack the Ripper.
                                        Anonymous -- Thursday February 11 2010, @09:34AM (#349471)
                                        My Love Life (Score:1, Interesting)
                                        "I know you love one person so-
                                        why can't you love two?"

                                        No truer or fewer words sung about the state of modern love. We are afraid to express our deepest emotions, even to our so called lovers.

                                        People please- "Give a little something."

                                        MSB
                                        Nantucket Island
                                        Anonymous -- Thursday February 11 2010, @09:50AM (#349472)
                                          Skin Storm (Score:0, Redundant)
                                          Delight
                                          See our faces are both shining
                                          And I've never felt so wanted
                                          Than when you cling with arms and legs

                                          I tremble
                                          You crush my burning lips like ashes
                                          With so much skin to travel over
                                          While my head spins (and you knew it would)

                                          I feel
                                          Feel your breath burn on my body
                                          You touch my senses, tingling brightly
                                          Slip-and-sliding into heaven

                                          Love could be a wonderful emotion
                                          With such a rush of pleasure motion
                                          When I'm dancing on our skin

                                          Enough Said
                                          Dagenham Dave * -- Thursday February 11 2010, @03:45PM (#349480)
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                                          • Re:Skin Storm by hand in glove (Score:1) Thursday February 11 2010, @06:03PM
                                            • Re:Skin Storm by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday February 12 2010, @10:58AM
                                              • Re:Skin Storm by Dagenham Dave (Score:1) Thursday February 18 2010, @03:08PM
                                                how odd (Score:1)
                                                i'm very surprised that "let me kiss you"isn't there thats a very intimate song as well as "my dearest love" but i'd have to agree, there is a light is a class of it's own
                                                nursejuju -- Thursday February 11 2010, @09:50PM (#349489)
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                                                "does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body... i don't know"
                                                  he knows... (Score:0)
                                                  ...I'd love to see him.
                                                  Anonymous -- Thursday February 11 2010, @10:19PM (#349492)
                                                    some girls are bigger than others (Score:1)
                                                    while the song is not romantic:

                                                    "send me your pillow - the one that you dream on" That is romance

                                                    moho -- Friday February 12 2010, @06:59AM (#349493)
                                                    (User #10663 Info)
                                                    Surely, (Score:0)
                                                    My Dearest Love. Perfect.
                                                    Anonymous -- Friday February 12 2010, @01:54PM (#349498)
                                                      What about... (Score:1)
                                                      ..."You're the One For Me, Fatty"
                                                      Kathleen -- Friday February 12 2010, @08:33PM (#349507)
                                                      (User #17460 Info)
                                                      "No one ever sees me when I cry"
                                                        "do you see me when we pass?" (Score:1)
                                                        i voted "other" for "well i wonder," which, really, has summed up the mad rush of calamity and emotion that leaves one "gasping, but somehow still alive.." so many great lines in that song. hell, it even has rain augmenting johnny marr's gorgeous music! now what lovesick romantic hasn't sat by a window on such a rainy day, fogging it up with lusty breath and writing your true love's name, watching it disappear? that is exactly the vibe this song gives me, and obsessive longing, being my favorite bittersweet element of romance, is what "well i wonder" encompasses in just a few lines.
                                                        Brian Colin -- Saturday February 13 2010, @08:52AM (#349509)
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                                                        plagiarism begins at home
                                                        Reel around the Valentine (Score:2, Insightful)
                                                        Answering this was like trying to answer the question of what my favorite song is. Virtually impossible. So I went with 'first thought, best thought.'

                                                        First album, first track (in the US). America had yet to know the face behind the deep voice who wouldn't say no to 15 minutes with us. Swept off our feet, not knowing what hit us, we have never been the same since.

                                                        Well, that's all mho.

                                                        Happy Valentine's Day, dear Mozzer.

                                                        Yours,
                                                        romeogirl -- Sunday February 14 2010, @02:02AM (#349525)
                                                        (User #2891 Info)
                                                          cmon (Score:1)
                                                          I Won't Share You

                                                          you know you love it!
                                                          se repenti fort <gulfalco@yahoo.com> -- Sunday February 14 2010, @03:22PM (#349546)
                                                          (User #15856 Info)
                                                            Please Come To Camden (Score:1)
                                                            I think is a very romantic song.
                                                            jwizjam -- Sunday February 14 2010, @11:33PM (#349552)
                                                            (User #21207 Info)
                                                              Well I Wonder (Score:2, Insightful)
                                                              'Gasping - dying - but somehow still alive
                                                              This is the final stand of all I am.'

                                                              Perfectly sums up the agony of lost love!
                                                              When all hope is gone you're left with......ghosts.
                                                              Mighty Jo <bohemianjo@googlemail.com> -- Monday February 15 2010, @05:54AM (#349558)
                                                              (User #22834 Info)
                                                                most romantic song... (Score:1)
                                                                maybe not but certainly my vote for the most heartfelt pleas of yearning for somone who has remained tantalisingly out of reach would be;

                                                                Come back to Camden and
                                                                Never played Symphonies

                                                                Maybe his best ever tracks though that is high praise indeed.I expect some kickings for these views but both are beautiful,beautiful laments to lost love and missed opportunities........
                                                                nevr playd symphony -- Monday February 15 2010, @01:21PM (#349574)
                                                                (User #21571 Info)
                                                                  somwhere there's a someone (Score:1, Interesting)
                                                                  "to me you are a work of art" (off of Ringleader) perfectly described my situation for a time - finding someone in a world that disgusts you. Maybe not your favorite, but it is appropriate nonetheless.
                                                                  Anonymous -- Monday February 15 2010, @11:33PM (#349580)
                                                                    Unlovable (Score:1, Interesting)
                                                                    "I don't have much in my life, but take it it's yours" - beautifully romantic, brings tears to the eyes, despite the intended reciever never hearing the line ("if only you'd come near me")
                                                                    Anonymous -- Tuesday February 16 2010, @07:24PM (#349589)
                                                                      Let Me Kiss You (Score:1)
                                                                      Surely?

                                                                      Closely followed by Well I Wonder.
                                                                      GLEGS -- Wednesday February 17 2010, @04:53AM (#349590)
                                                                      (User #7174 Info)
                                                                      You see I cannot stand alone, I'm incapable of breathing, INCAPABLE OF LOVE
                                                                        The most romantics songs are (Score:0)
                                                                        For me, and in no particular order:

                                                                        1. The edges are no longer parallel
                                                                        2. I'd love to
                                                                        3. Jack the ripper
                                                                        4. My dearest love
                                                                        5. Now my heart is full
                                                                        6. My love life
                                                                        7. I won't share you
                                                                        8. It's not your birthday anymore
                                                                        9. The never played symphonies
                                                                        10. There's a light that never goes out.
                                                                        Anonymous -- Wednesday February 17 2010, @10:19PM (#349599)
                                                                          I can't believe... (Score:0)
                                                                          ...no one's mentioned "Sweetie Pie". Or maybe they did, and i just never noticed. But no, this is a very haunting romantic song.
                                                                          Anonymous -- Wednesday February 17 2010, @11:12PM (#349602)
                                                                          In a "Well I Wonder" type of mood (Score:1)
                                                                          So I say "Well I Wonder". And maybe "My Dearest Love". Outstanding tracks, both of them, in their own way.
                                                                          Martin -- Thursday February 18 2010, @01:31AM (#349603)
                                                                          (User #278 Info | http://www.thefarm.cjb.net/ )
                                                                          A Slight Case of Overcombing
                                                                            Re:Someone have a word (Score:0)
                                                                            And then I just read the options!?!?

                                                                            Honey You Know Where To Find Me. Gushing.. I'm not being entirely serious
                                                                            Anonymous -- Tuesday February 09 2010, @06:03PM (#349430)
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