New 'Dig!' article on 'Some Girls are Bigger Than Others' (June 27, 2022)

marred

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Is 'Some girls....' about overall body size or bust size? The Carry On Cleopatra reference makes me think Moz meant breasts. Cor ooh snigger.
I always saw it as being about some girls being tougher than other girls. I never saw it as size of said girls but size of impact. Yes I know. I think too much ;)
 
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AOH

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The seeds for the lyrics were written many years before the members of The Smiths were even born.
 

Dirk Blaggard

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It's great guitar by Marr, it's a shame M didn't do the whole song in the mode of the " send me the pillow " part
Alas
To me, the whole song is a carry-on absurdist comedy . With a romantic refrain
The absurd part is our narrator, ONLY just realising that women have all these different parts and they are not identikit, is that due to him being an aesthete or merely a right old bender or a bit of both

I know johnny makes fun of what M did to this, I think it works anyway
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
The bit about the calendar kind of confirms that’s it’s about tits, right?
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Ugh, and to think it could have been another "There Is a Light" instead of a quirky little tune with beautiful guitar.
Another TIALTNGO? It’s literally the previous song. Man, some people are never satisfied.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
I always saw it as being about some girls being tougher than other girls. I never saw it as size of said girls but size of impact. Yes I know. I think too much ;)
The word 'tougher' would have fit nicely instead of 'bigger'. That could have worked!
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
Only Mozzer could put a Carry On film into song…

The added part ‘on the shop floor, there’s a calendar, as obvious as snow, as if we didn’t know….’ I’ve always assumed is a little joke about homosexuality and not being interested in the mechanic’s soft porn….
And of course he doesn't literally mean the calendar was thrown on the floor.

Definition: the part of a workshop or factory where production as distinct from administrative work is carried out.
 

BookishBoy

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Pretty sure he was talking about this kind of calendar which was everywhere in 1986...

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Snow

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Great song. One thing I have always wondered about the (live) lyrics: is the phrase "obvious as snow" a phrase that people say in England, or did Morrissey invent that?
 
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j*e*t

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Great song. One thing I have always wondered about the (live) lyrics: is the phrase "obvious as snow" a phrase that people say in England, or did Morrissey invent that?
He invented that. In England we say "as glorious as snow".;)
 
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Anonymous

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I can totally understand Johnny being slightly nonplussed by the lyrics at the time. The guy's just come up with one of the greatest guitar riffs of his life, and probably delivered the music to Morrissey expecting something equally earth-shattering lyrically in return - only to get a lyric back about comparing women's bust sizes. Come on - that'd throw most people for a loop!

I'm pretty sure he's learned to appreciate it over the years though, and he's even started playing it live from 2021, so he can't hate it that much. He does occasionally amend the lyric to "some boys brothers are bigger than other boy's brothers" though, so it's about comparing dick size as well. :)

 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
You know, a classic song people play at weddings and funerals. Something more meaningful.
Well, we f***ing have those, do we not? Like TIALTNGO, the track right before Some Girls.
 
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I am Human

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Is 'Some girls....' about overall body size or bust size? The Carry On Cleopatra reference makes me think Moz meant breasts. Cor ooh snigger.
The answer is hidden in the lyrics - phonetically
Some girls' mmm...udders are bigger than other girls' mmmm....udders ;)
 

Dirk Blaggard

Well-Known Member
ahhh super mario,took me over 5 hours to complete the game in the late 80s,wonderful.
Go fund me -
Virtual Morrissey- The computer game
We control M , as he goes about his day, looking for vegan food while avoiding STANS
we have to try and stop his "Hope" level from dropping .. It goes from Life is a pigstye (low) to There is a light ( high)
Easter eggs , which help him get a boast are lps of The Cookies and NY Dolls , Veggie Burgers etc
There are toughs who try to chase him around Manchester , but he learns "charm" power , as he moves through life== once he has enough Charm coins, he can dance and strike poses
which fends them off
He also has to try not to be claimed by Rainbow people and The straight lacers - however, hr must not offend them
as the game progresses so does the sceenery , one Manchester leads to London, to Dublin to LA to Rome and so on
 

Dirk Blaggard

Well-Known Member
Well, we f***ing have those, do we not? Like TIALTNGO, the track right before Some Girls.
jesus .
I can totally understand Johnny being slightly nonplussed by the lyrics at the time. The guy's just come up with one of the greatest guitar riffs of his life, and probably delivered the music to Morrissey expecting something equally earth-shattering lyrically in return - only to get a lyric back about comparing women's bust sizes. Come on - that'd throw most people for a loop!

I'm pretty sure he's learned to appreciate it over the years though, and he's even started playing it live from 2021, so he can't hate it that much. He does occasionally amend the lyric to "some boys brothers are bigger than other boy's brothers" though, so it's about comparing dick size as well. :)


Let's be honest, Marr would cream his skinny jeans to come up with a song (story) idea, words and vocal that is even a 1/3 as original as M (even on a bad day)
I'm not a Marr hater (in fact I have that ilk on block) but jeez, does Marr play in the pool of Rock cliche, faux spiritual leanings and all.
 
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