The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBYE

How do you rate My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBYE

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs so far (voting is still open):

Part 119: Mute Witness
Part 118: Moonriver
Part 117: Munich Air Disaster 1958
Part 116: Money Changes Everything
Part 115: Miserable Lie
Part 114: Michael's Bones
Part 113: Mexico
Part 112: Meat Is Murder
Part 111: Margaret On The Guillotine
Part 110: Maladjusted
Part 109: Lucky Lisp
Part 108: Lost
Part 107: London
Part 106: Little Man, What Now?
Part 105: Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 103: Let the Right One Slip In
Part 102: Let Me Kiss You
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Part 99: King Leer
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
Part 97: Jeane
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 92: Interlude
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 79: I Like You
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 66: Human Being
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 59: He Cried
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 40: East West
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 24: Boxers
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 15: At Amber
Part 14: Asleep
Part 13: Ask
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I am definitely backing this song...
 
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

9.

Like it. I would definitely have these best things stayed behind glass.
And my life is a succession of people walking right through me.



Visiems vis tiek, o man dar labiau.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I wavered between 5 and 6 for this one, but finally went with 6. The lyrics aren't bad, really, but the whole song is just a total blah for me. Or maybe it's just that the lyrics hit a bit TOO close to home? (I am approaching 41, after all...) No, it's just really not that good of a song. Musically it's exceptionally bland. There's really not a lot to say about it... It's a b-side that sounds like a b-side.
 

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I love this song. and it was so beautiful when he did it live when I saw him last year. 8.
 

down_in_albion

Clandestine global evil
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

Just utterly mediocre in every way. Nothing lifts this above standard b-side fare. 5
 

celibate

Forever Ill
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

a 6

another mediocre, auto pilot song from ROTT erea, which is going to be
my least favourite Morrissey album, but I told ya'll 40 times.

next!

[have to go again to the hospital, its 5.45 in the morning, app at 8,
eat, shower, a 20 minues bigmouth bikes again, arrrghh fridays]
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

a 6

another mediocre, auto pilot song from ROTT erea, which is going to be
my least favourite Morrissey album, but I told ya'll 40 times.
Well, it's actually from the Quarry era... which is one of my least favorite Morrissey albums... but I agree, it's mediocre.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

Well, it's actually from the Quarry era... which is one of my least favorite Morrissey albums... but I agree, it's mediocre.
oops, well I just woke up, and have lot of things to do...but it's a mistake
I shouldn't have made, I'm all red in face:mad:

edit;
I like Quarry, but some songs from that erea are like lots of ROTT songs auto pilot
'10 -1-a pack' ones...like Quarry area song from early this week, Munich A.D. ...

''oh, you've done it now"
 
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BillyBudd

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

oops, well I just woke up, and have lot of things to do...but it's a mistake
I shouldn't have made, I'm all red in face:mad:

edit;
I like Quarry, but some songs from that erea are like lots of ROTT songs auto pilot
'10 -1-a pack' ones...like Quarry area song from early this week, Munich A.D. ...

''oh, you've done it now"
True but it is like that for any album and at least with Quarry there were at least two b-sides for each single as well as the album - you can't expect all of them to be pure genius (though many come very close). In my view, the songs of the Quarry era that are not quite up to scratch (though most of them still decent) are:

America is not the world
Let me kiss you
All the lazy dykes
Munich Air Disaster
My life is a succession...
Mexico
Teenage dad

while all the rest range from very good to simply brillant. 14 out of 21 is a very high score that very few albums could hope to match.
 

Nikita

Senior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I think it is a nice little song, but nothing more ; I also know all tastes are in nature but I wonder how people who rated this 10 will rate There is light that never goes out for example
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I love this song. and it was so beautiful when he did it live when I saw him last year. 8.
I'm with you.

Whats left for me?
 

Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I like the studio version, but live it was a bit of a "stinker".
 

Assassin

New Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

In my view, the songs of the Quarry era that are not quite up to scratch (though most of them still decent) are:

Let me kiss you
:eek:

Shocking, I think it's one of, if not the best song on You Are The Quarry.
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I'm giving it an 8/10. I really like this song. The harp sounds great in it too. He played it live when I saw him in Killarney last year. Top stuff.​
 

Mel_Torment

Dismember
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

I like this song. It is beautiful and slightly disturbing -- whaddya mean all the best things in life are behind glass -- flesh!? :eek:

But I think the live version actually made it sound blah. The tempo dragged, and it seemed like either the band wasn't into it or the arrangement for the live band was just bad.
 
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

6/10. not a work of art but not garbage either. seen him do it live and that's around the same score:(the instrumental at the end is the highlight for me;)
 

the judge

New Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 120: MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING GOODBY

This song is truly wonderful.
I loved it immediately.
The music is unusually brilliant. It reminds me of some Muse melodies.
It's one of my favourites.

10

And what's left for me?
 
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