The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 227: YOU KNOW I COULDN'T LAST

How do you rate You Know I Couldn't Last?

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Junior Member
Let's compile a Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 officially released Moz/Smiths-songs.


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 226: You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Part 225: You Have Killed Me
Part 224: Yes, I Am Blind
Part 223: Work Is A Four-Letter Word
Part 222: Wonderful Woman
Part 221: William, It Was Really Nothing
Part 220: Will Never Marry
Part 219: Wide To Receive
Part 218: Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself?
Part 217: Whatever Happens, I Love You
Part 216: What's The World
Part 215: What She Said
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,(follow this link to first 175 songs).

Best performing songs, parts 1 to 175 (click to vote):

Part 173: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Part 167: Suedehead
Part 164: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Part 163: Still Ill
Part 161: Speedway
Part 155: Sister, I'm A Poet
Part 153: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Part 150: Seasick Yet Still Docked
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


Beastly Little Parasite
Great song - this sums up Morrissey's career perfectly. Has he ever sounded as pissed-off and vengeful as this? 9 from Mal.


New Member
i'm sorry, but, no.


New Member
Where's your vote?

well, weirdly, when these polls were devised, their wasn't an option to award 0 points, so i've been disenfranchised for virtually all of his songs, post-1997.

instead, i have a placard.
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Girl afraid
“Your royalty’s bring you luxuries. Oh but, the squalor of the mind”

One of my favorite Morrissey lyrics.


Can't Stop Feeling
I like your new latin style. Funny that I study latin too now, but I had to use a translator to understand the quote, I didn't even know it was Catullus.
Oh, well, cheers from the judge NRitH ;)

all i got was; and, with, and is. lol, and ive only been in latin for half a year.

i gave it a 8. good song.


lovable loser
“Your royalty’s bring you luxuries. Oh but, the squalor of the mind”

One of my favorite Morrissey lyrics.

I lurve that part too! I don't think he hit the high note on 'squalor' live, tho :mad: :p I also like "don't let the blue eyes fool you" (that's very 'me' :rolleyes:) and how the lines build up a bit of 'rage' -he's gonna getcha!

I like the change in music, it's like two songs in one. The lyrics are funny and ring true (I love the teenagers will wake up, yawn and kill you) and it does make a good album closer. Thanks for 'lasting', Morrissey ... I know it must be so tough (lolz)

King Leer

Leering since '97
Seems people have softened on this track over the last few years. I seem to remember there being a lot of complaints about yet another song mentioning money/the court case ("Northern leeches").

The music feels a bit like Queen or other "epic rock"...maybe a bit of Suede in their grandiloquent phase. I like it. And I like the change in Morrissey's vocal register at the end. I remember that really caught me off guard.

A great closer that might have benefitted more from Visconti's production (is that piano real?)
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I really like this song. its a tad long, but other than that, its good and a perfect closer. i'm feeling generous today. i'll give it an 8.


Forever Ill
a 7

decent track from Quarry, bit dissapointed that it wasn't an 'speedway'
end or 'tomorrow' ... this song cant rank to this closing albumsongs.
On the other hand it's not that bad, Quarry is a good album, with
only 1 poor track [america is not the world]'s a fillertrack, a good one,
but it shouldn't have end this album

eh dunno if you understand, but I'm lost from here, so I'll stop:eek:
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Forever Ill

Hillary for president, damn Nugz, you as a woman should support Hilary,
after all her husband wasn't that bad, not mentioning cigars, so instead of 1 you get 2 , and that other 1 has had his ass for 8 years on the
White House main office chair, he knows that world, has connections,
what more can the USA want to get up their feet again, get the dow jones up and bring the soldiers back from Iraq and Afghnistan

Obama isnt bad, he'll become a good president, but not yet, he's too young, not
enough expierence in that world of diplomats and wordleaders pretend
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Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
6/10. Very average song.
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