Paint A Vulgar Picture then?But you could have said no
If you’d wanted to
You could have walked away
I touched you at the soundcheck
You had no real way of knowing
In my heart I begged “Take me with you....
I don’t care where you’re going”
My eyes welling up full of tears right now even as I type this, for what this meant to me when I first heard this at 14, and for the depth of emotion that remained with me my whole life, from the poignant beauty and plaintive, devastating cry I felt inside of me as a child, when I first heard this song and these words
Thank you, Mozzy ❤
I wouldn't have gone with London personally, but beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.its a strange one because most beautiful almost always means a slower song but i think London is a beatiful song,theres a sadness in the lyrics in that its someone escaping from a shithole to london which is an even bigger shithole with brighter lights.
I know it’s Over- live in Boston June I6 1986
Physically and mentally it’s all it should be and it was.
I love how he misses the words there are pregnant pausesAbsolutely adorable. It perfectly captures that sense of desolution and hits deep.
Just listened to the Boston 2012 version for comparison, it is not the same though still beautiful.
One of my favourite Smiths songs, both musically and lyrically.I know I’m unloveable
You don’t have to tell me
I don’t have much in my life
But take it it’s yours...
I don’t have much in my life but take it it’s yours
Message received loud and clear
I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside
And if I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.
Anthem for a lost cause
That's exactly what I've always thought too. That depressing sadness is reflected so well in the powerful music that sounds like a train inside your head.its a strange one because most beautiful almost always means a slower song but i think London is a beatiful song,theres a sadness in the lyrics in that its someone escaping from a shithole to london which is an even bigger shithole with brighter lights.
My personal view is that BBAH is musically, brilliantly beautiful, but not lyrically, & for me doesn't evoke emotion as such (not in the same as TIALTNGO, or Asleep, or IWSY)...maybe because the bass, drums, & Marr guitar are so powerful...it's more a dance & air guitar/drums track. I love it but it's not making this list...although it would be top of my fave Smiths tracks.Barbarism Begins at Home
Meat is Murder
TCM, while I love it, doesn't grab me emotionally.Mozmar already provided a great list, to which I would like to add
This charming man
The boy with the thorn in his side
Rubber ring + Asleep (back to back as on the ep amplifies the beauty of these songs and words for me)