Great song with hidden depths and whilst listening with earphones the lush, dreamy soundscape with deep in the mix ethereal backing vocals reminded me of The Trembling Blue Stars, great band with incredible back catalogue.
I enjoy & appreciate the song & love the ending vocals but to me the words of “once I saw” & “my hurling days” are more touching, poetic & intimate. M reveals himself more intimately & openly- his own feelings about time, life.. memories... not just an a general love song to an anonymous persona not telling much about himself or the subject of these feelings. Of course It’s beautifully sang as are these other two that r opening a crack of the personal Morrissey which is more unique & special to me.
Some comments on the song off YouTube:
- 'Best song of 2020 and beyond - Magnificent piece of art'
- 'It has a quality & warmth as the song grows that constantly surprises, an absolute beauty'
- 'Oh my God! It's lovely!'
- 'The man's a dickhead these days. Probably always was. But by god, this song is brilliant. One of the very best of his solo career.'
- 'Having listened to this several times now, I've reached the inevitable conclusion: No words can describe how gorgeous it is.'
- 'Love this song. Somehow it reminds me of Echo and the Bunnymen's "Bring on The Dancing Horses".'
- 'Can't believe reviewers saw this as an album 'low point'?? It's my favourite of the bunch. Dreamy.'