Compelling Couplets

SeanTheFirst

Only The Lonely
A mere over-exaggerated metaphor...

You told me all the things that people cannot stand about me
I just wished you'd stayed around and help me put them right
 
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I have forgiven you Jesus

For all the desire you placed in me when there's nothing I can do with this desire


I have forgiven you Jesus

For all of the love you placed in me when there's no one I can turn to with this love
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH #FBPB
Sick down to my heart
That’s just the way it goes.
 

Light Housework

drawing/coloring
And you can shoot me
And you can throw me off a train
I still maintain
I still maintain
Life, life is a pigsty
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
A job half done
Isn't done
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Gandlord, there's a clock on the wall
Making fun of us all
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At one time the future it stretched out before me
But now it stretches behind
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Always looking for attention
Always needs to be mentioned

While I totally love this song (LSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?

A quick check offers possibilities:

 
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Light Housework

drawing/coloring
Always looking for attention
Always needs to be mentioned

While I totally love this song (LGSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?
Maybe he sees misogyny in motion as females flirt with people they don't see the danger of.
 

Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Always looking for attention
Always needs to be mentioned

While I totally love this song (LSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?

A quick check offers possibilities:


I thought it was a metaphor for fame - he's the girl trying to get attention, the lifeguard is the business not paying attention, so she drowns - feeling half aggrieved that the lifeguard was lousy at his job & half like a prat for being in the water.
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
I thought it was a metaphor for fame - he's the girl trying to get attention, the lifeguard is the business not paying attention, so she drowns - feeling half aggrieved that the lifeguard was lousy at his job & half like a prat for being in the water.
Maybe read link I provided. Interesting. Why are things shrouded in mystery & never clear cut? I hate ambiguity. I like facts, certainty, & black & white decisiveness.
 

Light Housework

drawing/coloring
Maybe read link I provided. Interesting. Why are things shrouded in mystery & never clear cut? I hate ambiguity. I like facts, certainty, & black & white decisiveness.
You had to sneak into my room
'just' to read my diary
 

Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Maybe read link I provided. Interesting. Why are things shrouded in mystery & never clear cut? I hate ambiguity. I like facts, & black & white decisiveness.

I read the link - I can't see it being Jo Slee, it's too self-contained.

Probably was inspired by Not Waving, But Drowning, the Stevie Smith poem, where the drowning is a metaphor for no one noticing you're not coping with life.

He was more explicit & cheerful about it on the Lifeguard, save me from life song (can't remember the title!).

It's art! It's meant to be mysterious. 😁
 

Nerak

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This is Not Waving, But Drowning by Stevie Smith 👇

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