Today's entry in the A-Z is this track, from the Viva Hate album.
What do we think?
Yeah, musically it's pretty much the weakest song on the album - interesting/unusual arrangement but that's about all you can say for it. Nice singing and words, though.Am probably in the minority in this one but as much as I love his voice here, and the lyrics, I've never liked the music at all on this song. It sounds like a weak Level 42 b-side. Ugh.
Well, it is. Glad we all agree. 💜It’s about Marr and the break up of The Smiths.
One of the great. On an album of greats.
Intensely sad and beautifully melancholic.
Love especially the percussions.
And that voice...
Yes, that's the beauty of it.The words are sincerely saying breaking up the family is a good thing, his voice is sincerely saying I don't want to break up the family.
That's a really hard thing to do.
Much love for this one.
Imminently quotable lyrics with no excessive repetitions; a different sound for Moz at the time. Its lovely musically, with a message both positive, and yet perhaps leaves one feeling less so (more eloquently explained by Nerak.)
In this song even his voice sounds stressed in a way that makes it appear that he hasn't been singing for five years already. (Listen at 2:24 and tell me what you hear?)
Perhaps I "am a product of this time", but its a classic for me and defines my love for the man and the music.
Yes, that's the beauty of it.
I also feel people will and can be moved by this song regardless of what time they are a product of, I mean if one surrenders to it and understands it. But yes, it probably came out at the right time for many.
Like Viva Hate as a whole, what a great vibe and mood on this one, too bad Jaco Pastorius wasn’t alive and asked to play on this album.