The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 215: WHAT SHE SAID

How do you rate What She Said?


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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: WHAT SHE SAID

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 214: What Difference Does It Make?
Part 213: Well I Wonder
Part 212: We'll Let You Know
Part 211: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
Part 210: Vicar In A Tutu
Part 209: Used To Be A Sweet Boy
Part 208: Unloveable
Part 207: Unhappy Birthday
Part 206: Trouble Loves Me
Part 205: Tony The Pony
Part 204: Tomorrow
Part 203: To Me You Are A Work Of Art
Part 202: This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Part 201: This Is Not Your Country
Part 200: This Charming Man
Part 199: These Things Take Time
Part 198: There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends
Part 197: There Speaks A True Friend
Part 196: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Part 195: The Youngest Was The Most Loved
Part 194: The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
Part 193: The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
Part 192: The Queen Is Dead
Part 191: The Public Image
Part 190: The Ordinary Boys
Part 189: The Operation
Part 188: The Never Played Symphonies
Part 187: The National Front Disco
Part 186: The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Part 185: The Loop
Part 184: The Lazy Sunbathers
Part 183: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Part 182: The Headmaster Ritual
Part 181: The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
Part 180: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Part 179: The Father Who Must Be Killed
Part 178: The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
Part 177: The Draize Train
Part 176: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Part 175: The Boy Racer
Part 174: That's Entertainment
Part 173: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Part 172: Teenage Dad On His Estate
Part 171: Sweetie Pie
Part 170: Sweet And Tender Hooligan
Part 169: Sunny
Part 168: Suffer Little Children
Part 167: Suedehead
Part 166: Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
Part 165: Stretch Out And Wait
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,(follow this link to first 149 songs).

Best performing songs, parts 1 to 149 (click to vote):

Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Part 136: Panic
Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
Part 126: November Spawned A Monster
Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me,
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 14: Asleep
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
My first time being first to comment. I think I'm supposed to be more psyched about it than I actually am.

"What she said: How come someone hasn't noticed that I'm dead and decided to bury me? God knows I'm ready!'"

Please. 10.

(PS--I just realised that THIS is the song that took me longest to figure out, lyrically. Back in the day, I thought it was, "What she said I smote, cuz I'm hoping for an early death . .." despite the fact that I actually knew and understood that "smite" doesn't have a single appropriate definition in that context.)

--jeniphir
 

Skinner

RIP The Rev
I feel like this song has a good structure, has a good rhythm, and goes at a good pace. And every time I listen to it, it always leaves me satisfied and smiling...thats What She Said!!!

haha get it?!!!!
 

mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
Possibly The Smiths most raucous song, Mr Marr gives most 'rock' guitarists a run for their money. It's a pretty bleak song, but a really good one. 8.
 

Rosso

New Member
Brilliant song, makes me want to move around in a violent and rapid fashion! Lovely energy to it, great track from a great album.
 

Kilt Uncle

Active Member
I reckon it's one of Moz's best lyrics.
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
The above quote is "borrowed" by Morrissey from Smart's " By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept":

"I wonder why no one has noticed I am dead and taken the trouble to bury me"

Nothing new here...
oh. i dunno about Jenipher, but when I hear the name Elizabeth Smart I think of the little girl who was kidnapped from her room, thought to be dead only to turn up a year or so later, alive and well.

it was still an oddly worded statement...
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
Brilliant song, makes me want to move around in a violent and rapid fashion! Lovely energy to it, great track from a great album.
Ditto!! Great jam. I give it a 9 -almost for the energy alone :D
"and I need to cling to something"!! I do -- Morrissey for life:)
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
oh. i dunno about Jenipher, but when I hear the name Elizabeth Smart I think of the little girl who was kidnapped from her room, thought to be dead only to turn up a year or so later, alive and well.

it was still an oddly worded statement...
That's exactly who I was thinking of.

Also, scratches, please don't condescend to me (or anyone else, for that matter) about lifted lyrics (or anything else, for that matter). I am well aware that fully 75% of the Smiths' lyrics are references to other sources. That doesn't make the way Moz has used them any less thrilling or interesting or just plain clever.

Stop annoying me.

--jeniphir
 
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Dave

Guest
love it. I used to listen to this one with "Monica from Berkeley" and we decided that this and "The Queen Is Dead" were a couple of the best songs on "Rank". I'd say that this is a classic and probably underrated. The lyrics in the wrong hands could sound corny in the way that The Cure and Nine Inch Nails can sound corny but I don't think they do. It works.

"I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death
and I need to cling to something"

classic. 10.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Well whoever she is, she definitely sounds interesting.
 

imogen11

Junior Member
Tis an 8 from me. i love this line:

"I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death
and I need to cling to something"


...actually, make it an 8.5.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 9

a little gem from Meat is Murder, hitting lyrics and sound, what a great
song this is, and always will be

I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death
do I need to cling to something*



*or someone, as always words straight from the writerblock:eek:head
 
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Buzzetta

WOOOOOOOO!!!!!
One of my all time favorites.... Fast paced and shows a touch of punk.
 
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