The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 159: SORROW WILL COME IN THE END

How do you rate Sorrow Will Come In The End?


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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: SORROW WILL COME IN THE END

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 158: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Part 157: Slum Mums
Part 156: Skin Storm
Part 155: Sister, I'm A Poet
Part 154: Sing Your Life
Part 153: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Part 152: Sheila Take A Bow
Part 151: Shakespeare's Sister
Part 150: Seasick Yet Still Docked
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 (follow link for first 40 songs)
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
Great music, lyrics that I actually kind of like besides the subject matter of them, and I think his talking vocals work well. So overall something doesn't quite sit right but it still sounds very good. I don't think the composition could have worked any other way.
 

Please

Senior Member
Great music, lyrics that I actually kind of like besides the subject matter of them, and I think his talking vocals work well. So overall something doesn't quite sit right but it still sounds very good. I don't think the composition could have worked any other way.


Lyrics you like dispite the subject matter. So you just like the words no matter what order they come in?

I think its a pretty awful song, although i like his intent, back against the wall. Probably his most personal and vindictive track
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
The only Morrissey/Smiths song that I can vote "he should be ashamed" to. The most cringeworthy song ever - worth listening to only as a reminder that even geniuses can completely lose their minds on occasion. It's really the Morrissey equivalent of a baby throwing a temper tantrum. Ugly and embarrassing. I'd give it a zero if I could.
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
Lyrics you like dispite the subject matter. So you just like the words no matter what order they come in?

I think its a pretty awful song, although i like his intent, back against the wall. Probably his most personal and vindictive track
Sorry, that was a confusing statement. What I meant was, I like the words he chooses, how he puts them together, how they sound, I just don't actually care for Morrissey trying to make violent threats. I like how he sings/says them, I find them actually amusing because I could never imagine Morrissey actually slitting a throat (or several, as he implied), but I find it immature of Morrissey to be saying these things even if I like how he says them.
 

Tbevie

Girl afraid
I actually quite like it. I love his speaking voice just as much as his singing voice. So it’s nice to listen to every now and again.

I like the music and also some of the lyrics. I understand why some people might see them as being a bit childish and over the top, but his lyrics are obviously his way expressing himself and he was obviously in a very angry state of mind when he wrote this song.
 

maybe

Member
4. But only for comedic value ;) I know the whole thing isn't funny for Moz but it's so over the top that it makes me laugh.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
A boring 3. The best part are the lyrics "And as sure as my words are pure I praise the day that brings you pain". Cuz you know we've all felt this way at some point in our lives.
 

mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
This is probably Morrissey at his lowest ebb. I don't know how I'd feel if I'd gone through the whole court case saga with Mike Joyce, but this is ultimately forgettable. I can only give it a 4.
 

this_tired_heart

Belligerent Ghoul
i don't think this was meant to be a song, so much as a scathing rebuke set to music, and as such it succeeds. i agree his speaking voice does sound nice -- in fact, too nice for it to be all that menacing -- and there is a sort of violent poetry to his threats. it's great for when you're in the mood for a diabolical rant. or a chuckle.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 7

though it's not on the UK/EUROPEAN release , and it took a few years till
I heard it, it's not that bad as people said it would be

musicly it's not impressive, but I love the way Morrissey sings/speaks

no comment about the subject of lyrics it's done too much

edit
forgot to write MALADJUSTED after uk/european
 
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Paulc

On holiday by mistake
Lends credence to the argument that Morrissey should have quit after the Smiths.
No that argument has no credibility at all. Its not a great song sure but 1 or 2 poor songs out of what 150? Come on that aint bad.
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
I don't dislike it as much as some people do. . .I like the Nick Cave-esque, circus-like quality of the music, but overall it seems sort of, I don't know, obvious. . .childish. . .not properly thought-through. Definitely no favourite of mine, but when it comes on, I don't (always) skip it. 5.

--jeniphir
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
8/10. I like it.​
 

King Leer

Leering since '97
Obviously the song wouldn't exist if the situation with Joyce never arose, but pretending you didn't know it was about a real situation, what would you think? There must be some percentage of Moz fans out there that take it at face value. Thinking back to when I bought Maladjusted and this track first came on, I was totally caught off guard. That's not such a bad thing.

I like it as Morrissey's only spoken word song, and the music is like some kind of soundtrack for a bizarre film, but in the end it's a minor, if nasty, footnote in the discography.
 
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