New Morrissey song - I Thought You Were Dead (discuss and listen to it here)

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Anonymous

Guest
I think this deserves its own thread, no?
It's certainly unusual - got a bit of an Indian vibe about it.
A Morrissey/Tobias composition, apparently, possibly with a guest backing singer.
 

Gaetano

Half A Person
I actually really like it! A nice little surprise... It definitely reminds me of some of the fun b-sides from the early 90's. I can't really understand some of the lyrics since the audio quality is a bit of a drab, but from what I can pick out, it seems pretty funny :)
 
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i really like the sound of it and the violin

but find it difficult to follow the lyrics like the part at the beginning.

yes, and the world would be a better place without certain full-time dicks that nobody wants to see around any longer. at least thats my take on it after the first listen.
 

Pokey

Member
Not sure i hear an Indian vibe to it ... but definitely a gypsy/folk/country type vibe going on ... thinking of a band mixing Gogo Bordello and Round Mountain Girls or something .... I really dig the music. Hard to comment on the lyrics, bit hard to make out.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Now I’m/I’ve? grown?
and I’ve fold/I’m full??
on many sides??, not just one
I thought you was dead

Content
With my own thoughts
In my own bed
That’s because I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so nice

Having now
Opened wide
Everything in its place and time, now it's mine
I hoped you was dead

?? to the last,
Leave the past
In the past
This means you(?), I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so nice

Freedom now,
never gloom/blue
happiness all afternoon
Can’t you get this in your thick head?

It’s all gone,
Peace? won,
five words, ??
I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it was so nice, so nice, so…
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Now I’m/I’ve? grown?
and I’ve fold/I’m full??
on many sides??, not just one
I thought you was dead

Content
With my own thoughts
In my own bed
That’s because I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so nice

Having now
Opened wide
Everything in its place and time, now it's mine
I hoped you was dead

?? to the last,
Leave the past
In the past
This means you(?), I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so nice

Freedom now,
never gloom/blue
happiness all afternoon
Can’t you get this in your thick head?

It’s all gone,
Peace? won,
five words, ??
I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it was so nice, so nice, so…
Now I’m/I’ve? grown?
and I’ve fold/unfold/I’m full?
on many sides, to the soul
not just one
I thought you was dead

Content
With my own thoughts
In my own head
That’s because I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so

Happy now
Open wide
Everything in its place inside
Now it's mine
I hoped you was dead

True love/ to the??
To the last,
Leave the past
In the past
This means you, I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it’s been so nice

Freedom now,
never blue
happiness all afternoon
Can’t you get this through your thick head?

It’s all gone,
Peace won,
five words spurred it on
I thought you was dead

And it was so nice, so nice, it’s all been, it’s all been so nice, it was so nice, so nice, so…
 
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Anonymous

Guest
I think the song is about his inner self deprecating voice being dead.

Any other thoughts?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Now I grow
And unfold on many sides to the soul
And not just one
I thought you was dead

Content
With my own thoughts
In my own head
That's because I thought you was dead

And it was so nice
So nice
It's all been, it's all been
So nice
It's been so...

Having now
Open(Opened?) wide
Everything in its place in time
Now it's mine
I hoped you was dead

??
To the last
Leave the past
In the past
This means you
I thought you was dead

And it was so nice
So nice
It's all been, it's all been
So nice, nice
It's been, it's all been so nice, it's all been so...

Freedom now
Never gloom
Happiness all afternoon
Can't you get this in your thick head?

It's all gone
Peace won
Five words spurred me on
I thought you was dead

And it was so nice
So nice
It's all been so nice
It was so nice, so nice
So...
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
There's obviously a pun here too.
Moz is toying with concepts of peace, happiness etc (almost bordering on 'enlightenment'),
and the foundation for all of this is someone ceasing to be - it's a classic Moz put down.
Revelling in someone's death enough to bring him great joy.
Left ambiguously open with the question: "can't you get this..." - which he wouldn't say to a dead person?
So the thought part of the song and the was so nice imply he hasn't had the last laugh?
Regards,
FWD.
 
Dig it. That wonderful dark sense of humor Moz delivers so well. Hope a a mastered version comes out soon. Is he planning on a solo album soon? Besides the covers album of course
 

JoeSellMozza

Well-Known Member
I’ve bought the 7“ today in Germany.
The b-side sounds like a demo with the sound is so poor. Reminds me of „Treat me like a human being“.
Maybe It would grow on me with clear sound and voice. But with this crap sound I’m truly disappointed!
 

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
As I'm a big fan of throwaway Moz b-sides I really like it. So much better than that insufferable Marr single.

EDIT. I actually love the song now.
 
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JoeSellMozza

Well-Known Member
It‘s sounds sooooo awful quality wise, even if they would have discribed it as a demo recording, which they did not. WHY put this garbage out?
 
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