The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 150: SEASICK YET STILL DOCKED

How do you rate Seasick Yet Still Docked?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.

Song for Today: SEASICK YET STILL DOCKED

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 149: Satan Rejected My Soul
Part 148: Rusholme Ruffians
Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 146: Roy's Keen
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
Part 144: Redondo Beach
Part 143: Reader Meet Author
Part 142: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Part 141: Pregnant For The Last Time
Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Part 139: Piccadilly Palare
Part 138: Pashernate Love
Part 137: Papa Jack
Part 136: Panic
Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
Part 134: Our Frank
Part 133: Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Part 132: Oscillate Wildly
Part 131: On The Streets I Ran
Part 130: Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
Part 129: Nowhere Fast
Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
Part 127: Now I Am A Was
Part 126: November Spawned A Monster
Part 125: Noise Is The Best Revenge
Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
Part 123: No One Can Hold A Candle To You
Part 122: Never Had No One Ever
Part 121: My Love Life
Part 120: My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
Part 119: Mute Witness
Part 118: Munich Air Disaster 1958
Part 117: Moonriver
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
 

Chartres

New Member
One of his best, and also most sad, songs by far. But not even then the best song from Your Arsenal.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Sometimes when I listen to this song I wonder if Morrissey is just falling into that same self-pitying trap for which his detractors have always condemned him. But then I knock the cobwebs out of my brain and realize that his detractors are WRONG: This is a brilliant song that sums up what Morrissey does best! And lord knows, we self-pitying lot need our anthems too.

The music is my favorite Alain composition - so delicate and lovely - and the melody is a melancholy delight. But for me, the lyrics are what makes this song perfect, especially this one couplet:

"And you can tell I have never really loved
You can tell by the way I sleep all day"

Those of us who stumbled through half (or more) of their lives in a lonely, introverted, depressed haze can relate to those lyrics perfectly. Those who have never experienced depression will think the lyrics are nauseatingly self-pitying. And all I can say is, thank goodness Morrissey doesn't listen to his critics and writes songs like this! A 10.
 
11. (remembered my juvenile glee from the spring)

A decent song at last.
Reminiscent of Asleep, in a way, calm, definite hopelessness.
Also, the ticking clock - early hours, day dawning, when you haven't slept.

Incredibly captivating video pictures the mood precisely.
 
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lottie

Love Me Outside!
Sometimes when I listen to this song I wonder if Morrissey is just falling into that same self-pitying trap for which his detractors have always condemned him. But then I knock the cobwebs out of my brain and realize that his detractors are WRONG: This is a brilliant song that sums up what Morrissey does best! And lord knows, we self-pitying lot need our anthems too.

The music is my favorite Alain composition - so delicate and lovely - and the melody is a melancholy delight. But for me, the lyrics are what makes this song perfect, especially this one couplet:

"And you can tell I have never really loved
You can tell by the way I sleep all day"

Those of us who stumbled through half (or more) of their lives in a lonely, introverted, depressed haze can relate to those lyrics perfectly. Those who have never experienced depression will think the lyrics are nauseatingly self-pitying. And all I can say is, thank goodness Morrissey doesn't listen to his critics and writes songs like this! A 10.
HEAR HEAR. :)
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
This song never made much of an impression on me; prolly because it's buried on an album full of real rockers. It wasn't til recently that I gave it a few closer listens. Pretty, maybe even lovely, but still doesn't really do it for me.

I gave it a 9 for "My love is as sharp as a needle in your eye."

--jeniphir
 

treygar

all i ask of you...
Perfect melody - a perfect lounge songe really.

'wish I had the charm to attract the one I love, but you see, I've got no charm'.....

brilliant.
 

mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
It's sublime and you can't say this about many songs. In 50 years time it will still be sublime. Anything less than 10 would be an insult.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
Scavenging through life's very constant lulls

Ahhh here it is… This song is beautiful -so simple but conveying so much emotion.
I love the baseline. Best video ever, too. And how perfect that “I know it’s gonna happen” follows it…
Anything less than a 10, please destroy your voter’s registration card!

hello dark and lovely
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

solid ballad from Your Arsenal, from the 3 this is me least favourite,
don't like that guitarsound ,the acoustic jangling weeping sound.
Lyrics are very good

overall a very good song, from a very good album

[foodpoisoning yet still empty]
[ me homemate bought 'fresh' fish from a fair, damn it was a rotten yesterday]

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changed quick in acoustic, cause people can think I'm wrong about the song, cause
in 'We'll let you know'...the guitars full of echo which people can think i mean a
quick jangling sound, but on 'we'll let you know' iit's big wall of sound, with guitar echo's en guitarpeddles...
sigh
 
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celibate

Forever Ill
One of his best, and also most sad, songs by far. But not even then the best song from Your Arsenal.
that's my thoughts also

he wrote 3 good ballads/slow songs for Your Arsenal..'I know it's gonna
happen someday'... and this one'Seasick yet still docked'... but they can't
compete to the classic ''We'll let you know"...

[yes folks, the best is yet to come]
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
this song never really hit me either, so to speak. I agree with celibate that the other 2 ballads are better. I still like it though. I suppose I'll give it an 8.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
You can't give every song a 10...seriously....

I just can't rate this one as high as Tomorrow or I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday even...

Yeah, Seasick is as good as There Is A Light, How Soon Is Now, Or Everyday Is Like Sunday...

And For that matter who gave Rubber Ring a 10????
 
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