Taste the diffidence
Do you really think so? I can't hear it. I know the lines to which you're referring, but balanced against those is the strongest, most unyielding self-love imaginable. Moreso in his solo career (especially beginning with "Quarry") than with The Smiths, maybe, but even in the early songs I have the impression there isn't a single human being on the planet Morrissey would rather be than himself-- even when, or especially when, he moans about how bad things are.Funny you should say so, I always thought his songs were far too full of self-loathing and (rather absurd) self-deprecation. In fact, if I was looking for negativity in his songs, the first thing that would come to my mind would be his lyrics about himself.