Track 1: "America Is Not The World" describes the American President's "steely blue eyes" "with no love in them" "scanning the world."
The world belongs to those who don't feel.
In a world ruled by those who don't feel, that brings us, in contrast, to Morrissey. Whom you knew couldn't last.
And to Morrissey's blue eyes, in track 12.
Morrissey's music gives shelter to the things that unfeeling people who run this world put blinders on to. They put blinders on so as not to become paralyzed with sympathy, which would make them unable to act in a cold-hearted manner. Flourishing in this world seems like it requires a certain inability to feel, and can require one to view other human beings as if they are stones to walk over or kick out of the way, or chess pieces on a chess board.
At this point I'm cribbing from some thoughts in a book I'm reading that Morrissey recommended: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.
It gives an example of someone closing a business deal that would ruin a sick man's family. "As he negotiated he completely forgot this man existed, except as the opposing commercial party."
Much like the President, scanning and greeting the world with no love, warmth, or feeling.
Track 12: "You Know I Couldn't Last" mentions Morrissey's own blue eyes: "So don't let the blue/the blue eyes fool you."
"Someone please take me home."
Am I a full of shit wanker? Thinking too much?
It can't be coincidental that the album begins with Bush's blue eyes and ends with Morrissey's.
Back to Track 1:
And I, I have got nothing
To offer you
Just this heart deep and true
Which you say you don't need
See with your eyes
Touch with your hands, please
Hear through your ears
Know in your soul, please
For haven't you me with you now?
And I love you