i made a mix CD for a friend the other day, and the theme of the CD was memory. i decided to include on the CD: "Come Back To Camden", & "Back To The Old House".
as i was listening to the latter, it occured to me that the two songs might very well be related. in Camden, the narrator is reflecting on a lost love, and describes a home, that one can presume the two once shared together. he is pining, longing, yearning to see this person again... and makes a desperate plea to "be good" if the person were ever to return.
"back to the old house" could be that other person's point of view.
"are you still there? or have you moved away?", we hear in "Back To The Old House". yes, the person is still there, waiting. but as fate will have it, the lost love vows: "i NEVER will" at the thought of going back.
like waiting for Godot, the Camden narrator painfully & tragically waits, unaware that his love has no intention of ever returning. he therefore waits "for evermore".
did Morrissey provide a clue by placing the word "back" in both titles?