Lyrics or Lines that could have been written by Morrissey

Giselle

wasted 8 of her 9 lives.
Hello all,

I am a self-proclaimed "lyrics snob." While I can enjoy many songs that don't have "deep" lyrics,-and I do- I really have a soft spot for those lush, well written songs. I've been a fan of Morrissey and the Smiths for a long while, and it goes without saying how much I love the vast majority of Morrissey's lyrics. Anyway, I'd be curious to hear lines and lyrics from other artists, old and new, that you all think are Morrissey-esque. or Morrissey-inspired. (A very similar thread was started in 2010, but is archived (read-only), and as a newcomer to this forum wasn't sure if there was a way to revive it, or if I should just start a new thread. I couldn't find an active thread on this topic, but if I should have posted this somewhere else, my apologies, and please feel free to move it or ignore it! )

One of my favorite artists is Rufus Wainwright. He has mentioned Morrissey as a huge influence on his songwriting, and while there are definitely lots of differences between them, I personally can see the Morrissey influence in terms of his lyrics and their wordplay.
My Morrissey-esque lyrics are:

"Do I Disappoint You?" from the album Release the Stars by Rufus Wainwright (2007)




Do I disappoint you, in just being human?
And not one of the elements, that you can light your cigar on
Why does it always have to be fire?
Why does it always have to be brimstone?
Desire
Cool this body down

Do I disappoint you, in just being lonely?
And not one of the elements that you can call your one and only
Why does it always have to be water?
Why does it always have to be holy wine?
Destruction
Of all mankind

And do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you in just being like you?

Tired of being the reason the road has a shoulder
And it could be argued, why they all return to the order
Why does it always have to be chaos?
Why does it always have to be wanderlust?
Sensational
I'm gonna smash your bloody skull.
'Cause, baby, no, you can't see inside
No, baby, no, you can't see my soul
Do I disappoint you?
Do I disappoint you?
 
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Uncleskinny

It's all good
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I think we've had something similar before here, but since I'm too lazy to look, I've always thought 'Goodbye To Love' by The Carpenters could have been a Morrissey lyric...

I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love
has passed me by
And all I know of love
is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it.
So I've made my mind up I must live
my life alone
And though it's not the easy way
I guess I've always known
I'd say goodbye to love.
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine
Surely time will lose these bitter memories
And I'll find that there is someone to believe in
And to live for something I could live for.
All the years of useless search
Have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days will be my
only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can.
What lies in the future
is a mystery to us all
No one can predict the wheel of fortune
as it falls
There may come a time when I will see that
I've been wrong
But for now this is my song.
And it's goodbye to love
I'll say goodbye to love.


P.
 
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Skylarker

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I think we've had something similar before here, but since I'm too lazy to look, I've always thought 'Goodbye To Love' by The Carpenters could have been a Morrissey lyric...

I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love
has passed me by
And all I know of love
is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it.
So I've made my mind up I must live
my life alone
And though it's not the easy way
I guess I've always known
I'd say goodbye to love.
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine
Surely time will lose these bitter memories
And I'll find that there is someone to believe in
And to live for something I could live for.
All the years of useless search
Have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days will be my
only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can.
What lies in the future
is a mystery to us all
No one can predict the wheel of fortune
as it falls
There may come a time when I will see that
I've been wrong
But for now this is my song.
And it's goodbye to love
I'll say goodbye to love.


P.
It's passable as his, but only just. Maybe I'm nuts but its slightly too blatant...he's more subtle. Or he used to be.
 

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