Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, a B-side from the "Boxers" single and then included on the World of Morrissey compilation.
What do we think?
He played it a handful of times in 2007.This song accounts for the oddest moment in my Morrissey fandom. I was attending the 2007 Clearwater show during a vacation and he played this as a complete one-off. I don't believe it had been played since the Boxers/In Person tour and I'm fairly certain it has never been played again heretofore. It was an utter surprise and a treat.
I've loved the song since the first time it exploded out of my Stateside speakers at the top of World of Morrissey. The pounding drums, the bursts of woodwind, the snaky riff that Alain wraps around the verses. Morrissey seems to almost be singing in code, as if his feelings for this person are so overwhelming he cannot risk to say more as is his usual loquacious custom. The production on the "Boxers" single was sterling, some of the best work Lillywhite did for Morrissey - and this was the showstopper of the three.