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A-la ‘never had no one ever’
I generally like you and think you often make solid points, on some topics at least, but these past few days you’ve seemed particularly riled up, agitated and rude. What’s eating you?Your entire persona in three words.
Always had a soft spot for this song and it would’ve been great if it had been the final thing Morrissey ever recorded. By the time I heard Ringleader, I was wishing even harder.
The lyrics are quite darkly humorous too, harking back to “Paint A Vulgar Picture” (another song I’ve never really been a fan of): it’s probably the only song I’ve heard that uses the word “gelignite”, so that has to count for something, surely.
In summary, then, a fine song that I’ve just never gotten the hype for.
We knowEven over 17 years later, I'm not really sure I like this piece. Surely you can recognize the will to remember the early Ziggy. Wild and surging. But to me, there's a bit of a lack of elegance in the melody, and Morrissey's vocals and lyrics aren't as smooth as one might like to think. Still better all approximately everything from his really late work though. Maybe one day we will be informed about "The leeches go on removing" from the aborted 1997 sessions. The past isn't a strange place, believe me. I live there.