Maybe it's an eerily prescient song about Keir Starmer's "ability" to appeal to Labour and Tory voters at the same time...
A gem of a song, criminally left off Maladjusted at the last moment for Wide to Rceive. Love the Boz’ Smiths-jangle on this one, and the lyrics.
One of his finest songs from 1997 and one of his best ever b-sides.
Didn’t know that. They’re both great. It must have been a coin toss between them. I think Morrissey made the right choice, for Wide To is musically more interesting, a little different than the expected chug and jangle.
The more I think about it, the more he probably was stating the obvious. I assumed this song was about bisexuality when I first heard it but then I read more into it as time went on. He may just be saying that love chooses you and if you're not capable of falling in love with someone of your own gender then you're not capable of love at all.
'I've not been feeling myself tonight' always struck me as funny. It could be taken literally as 'I've not been touching myself tonight'The language he uses really does strongly suggest that it's about sexuality (as also mentioned in the article). The line about the small boy being brainwashed that Mayfly mentioned, but also "I've not been feeling myself tonight" - it's all very suggestive and the sweet shop metaphor makes sense too.
Talking about 'touching'. I Keep Mine Hidden mentions 'where to be' touched' meant to be 'mental'. In the UK we say people are 'touched' if they're not quite right in the head. I don't know whether this has the same meaning in other countries.
I always thought I was your friend, Politi. I don't recall us falling out. There may be times I don't respond to you because I wake up half dead not remembering what I've said the night before and am too anxious to view my notifications, before I delete everything.
One of my absolute favorites. Much like "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before," there's something so ecstatic about that simple, one-finger guitar solo that ends the track. I find it interesting that the choice was between this and "Wide to Receive" given that they're, in my opinion, the two most explicitly queer songs from the Maladjusted sessions.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that although sex is handy for making babies, it can also be enjoyed for what it is. It's not exclusive. Your hands were made for plucking berriesbut you use them for so much more than that today. Just because tools are made for a specific reason, it doesn't mean you can't utilise them in other ways. I feel the same about sex.