By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept and its role in Morrissey's lyricism - an essay

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Well-written and insightful essay.

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept and its role in Morrissey's lyricism - An Essay
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Summary:

When he was in The Smiths, Morrissey referenced multiple times Elizabeth Smart as being a big influence on the way he wrote his lyrics. I recently read her novella By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept and I've come to the conclusion that its role in The Smiths' history has been underestimated quite a bit, especially when it comes to the Morrissey/Marr relationship.
Here's why.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/20760236
 

Amy

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I never understood the hype around "By Grand Central Station..." so it's interesting to see the lyrical influences, especially on Boy with the Thorn and Maudlin Street. This post actually makes me miss the Passions archive, which had an exhaustive list of Morrissey's literary and cultural references.

I think some of the conclusions about Morrissey/Marr are a bit far-fetched (though delightfully slashy :lbf:) - but I can see where you might see parallels. Interesting read!
 

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I never understood the hype around "By Grand Central Station..." so it's interesting to see the lyrical influences, especially on Boy with the Thorn and Maudlin Street. This post actually makes me miss the Passions archive, which had an exhaustive list of Morrissey's literary and cultural references.

I think some of the conclusions about Morrissey/Marr are a bit far-fetched (though delightfully slashy :lbf:) - but I can see where you might see parallels. Interesting read!
Oldie but goodie:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060924075922/http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~moz/nicked.htm

PJLM is still there:
http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/influence-liter.htm

If it has a hiccup, access here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160315001713/http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/influence-liter.htm

There's an essay or two in all of that.
Regards,
FWD.
 

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This post actually makes me miss the Passions archive, which had an exhaustive list of Morrissey's literary and cultural references.
Ewe.
 

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๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ™โšฑ๏ธโšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโšง

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๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ™โšฑ๏ธโšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโšง
What is with you and this obsessive stalking and attention-seeking - again. Leave me alone you freak.
Nawe.

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HOLY DRAMAJ FUCKEN LEPEW, BATMAN!!!:swear
the PASSIONS ARCHIVE IS DOWN!!:bowing:

this is a job for the Barnaby the Caped Crusader Coot and his
Boy Wonder, @Untruth!!!!!!!:flamethrow:
 

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There's absolutely no reason to call trans women freaks. You should be ashamed of yourself.
There's plenty of reason to call this site's master troll (who spent years calling anyone and everyone 'faggots' btw) much worse, but I suspect you know that already.
 

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There's plenty of reason to call this site's master troll (who spent years calling anyone and everyone 'faggots' btw) much worse, but I suspect you know that already.
hehe

@Amy is very bombastic.
 

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hehe
@Amy is very bombastic.
Are you obsessed with arguing / making every single thread about yourself, or just using any means available to increase your post count?
 

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Are you obsessed with arguing / making every single thread about yourself, or just using any means available to increase your post count?
yes.
 
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