The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 165: STRETCH OUT AND WAIT

How do you rate Stretch Out And Wait?


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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: STRETCH OUT AND WAIT

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: 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, click to vote):

Part 164: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Part 163: Still Ill
Part 162: Spring-Heeled Jim
Part 161: Speedway
Part 160: Southpaw
Part 159: Sorrow Will Come In The End
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 this link for first 40 songs).
 
I love this. A lovely piece of music from Marr, some funny lyrics from Morrissey, making the sexual poetic as he did in "Reel Around the Fountain". One of my favourite b-sides.
 

EPbabe

Active Member
I love this. A lovely piece of music from Marr, some funny lyrics from Morrissey, making the sexual poetic as he did in "Reel Around the Fountain". One of my favourite b-sides.
One of the all-time bests, I am so glad it is on his setlist now.
Is there any point in ever having children?
I have been loving hearing his various responses at the recent shows.
Here are 2 versions:
http://www.youtube.com/raquelsf
I agree with both of you. It's one of the very best songs by the Smiths, Morrissey's lyrics are just wonderful, so sensual, this song makes me shiver every time I hear it (and I hear it a lot, believe me....). I love both versions, though at the moment I posess only the one in Louder Than Bombs. Not for long, I hope....
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
I remember finding this song really embarrassing when it first was released, because Moz had never sung about sex in such a vulnerable way before. I think this is just another example of the bravery of Morrissey's lyrics in exploring the vulnerability of sexual experience, of which "Dear God..." is just the latest example. I was surprised to see him bring it back into the set list after a 21 year absence, and it still sounds every bit as lovely as it did back in the day. The best part is the last verse in which Morrissey paraphrases Rebel Without A Cause: "Will the world end in the daytime or the nighttime?" A lovely b-side from the best b-side band/performer ever. 9
 

mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
"Two icy cold hands conducting the way
it's the eskimo blood in my veins
amid concrete and clay and general decay
nature must still find a way"

It's simply a beautiful song that sounds as good today as it did all those years ago. Sheer poetry. It can only be a 10 from me.
 

the judge

New Member
7.
Nice song, not one of my favourites. Sometimes the melody is dull. I actually love only the outro.
I won't comment on the lyrics today.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
To quote Morrissey in Merrillville: "Is there any point in ever having puppies?"

GREAT SONG (9) and on Saturday, the one I believed I finally touched the hand of God to. This song just took on a new meaning for me :) Comtesse, is that when you got your handshake? This song will always remind me of you -and the "Stretch, Stretch!" comment he made to you years ago.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
To quote Morrissey in Merrillville: "Is there any point in ever having puppies?"

GREAT SONG (9) and on Saturday, the one I believed I finally touched the hand of God to. This song just took on a new meaning for me :) Comtesse, is that when you got your handshake? This song will always remind me of you -and the "Stretch, Stretch!" comment he made to you years ago.
I think I got my handshake - well, hand touch, really - during "How Soon Is Now?" It was during "November Spawned A Monster" back in 2000 that I first touched Moz - as he said, "Stretch, Stretch..." to me as I reached as far as I could across the barrier. Ah, memories... they come back to me like, like memories!
 

JoyDiv007

Is It Really So Strange
Another classic song that I'm so happy I actually got to hear it live. The whole setlist friday night gets a 10 from me.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

again a perfect classic Smiths song. Witty and Brilliant lyrics, musicly
its good, what's there left to say?

finest lines
will the world end in a day time
I really don't know
will the world end in a night time
i really don't know
and is there any point ever having children
no I don't know
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
6/10. Its just ok.​
 
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lightupvirginmary

Guest
It's beautiful, almost effortless. It's as good as it gets lyrically, musically, it's just divine. Definitely in my top five.
 
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