he says we cuz the queen does...
He's always represented himself as such a loner, an outcast, an individual, that to hear him use "we" just sounds wrong to me.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha yes..... but we sang the song 5 years ago...... yet Rovers still bought him 6 months ago!!!! Is he still there?
Post away to your heart's content Comtesse...
One of the reasons I come here is to study the minutiae of Morrissey so, to me, this is an interesting point.
Sorry to be confrontational but comments like 'you have too much spare time' or whatever, are a little insensitive, given that this is exactly the sort of thing Morrissey would obsess about with Oscar Wilde, Jobriath etc.
Anyway, I think that Moz is using the 'royal' we when he writes in this way... just my theory
That's quite common in (Northern) England, it's only meant to meant one person. Mad, I know.
Exactly. People say "Give us a kiss". They do to me anyway!!
The "us" in this context is deliberate - a lot of people in the UK say 'us' instead of 'me'. Granted, most of them are fairly uneducated, but this fits in with Our Frank.
E.g. "Give us a copy of The Sun please, mate"
"Give us a pint of Tennents"
"Give us a minute"
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