Our song for today is this Morrissey/Cobrin composition, originally a B-side on the "Roy's Keen" single and then included on the Maladjusted album reissue several years later.
What do we think of this one?
Four songs -- don't forget the original version of "It's Hard to Walk Tall When You're Small."An absolute beauty, as others have noted. Would love to hear it done with a proper string section. Love the way he enunciates the 't' in 'Don't make fun of me later' - most others would pronounce it 'layda' - yuck! It takes strength and authenticity to pronounce words in your natural accent as a singer - one of Morrissey's overlooked qualities.
Spencer co-wrote three songs with Morrissey - two were wonderful (this and Wide to Receive), the other was a bit dull (Now I am a was) but two out of three ain't a bad strike rate.
One of those relatively rare Morrissey songs, for me, where the music itself is so gorgeous (hat-tip to Spencer Cobrin) that Morrissey himself really doesn't have to do much to elevate the song - but he still does, his voice is so dreamy here.
And re the NEW ALBUM am I the only person now worried about the lack of any songs beginning with the letter L? It's his strongest letter! (So far...)