Morrissey A-Z: "Now My Heart Is Full"


from the Ice Age to the dole age
Just a masterpiece. For some reason I don't understand, the way Morrissey sings these lines twists me up:

"Every jammy Stressford poet
Loafing oafs in all-night chemists
Loafing oafs in all-night chemists."

It almost sounds desperate. Like he's looking back on his life before fame & he's glad to have made it, but he misses that old life as well. So much longing. "Jammy Stressford poet", I love that, the sense of being really lucky in some ways but still having the same problems and being 100% Old Trafford at the end of the day. I don't think this is a song about a relationship. I think it is about having a long, long fight with depression and giving yourself reasons to hold on.


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Full translated interview that you will see the "I don't think so. This song was the definitive expression of my change to adulthood, of my maturity.... " quote used around this track.

Les Inrockuptibles, 1995

(Worth a read).

Thanks, this was my weekend read and a good one. I still have some of the originals of his interviews with Les Inrockuptibles, not this one though.
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