The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 281 DRAG THE RIVER

How do you rate Drag the River?


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Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 281: Drag the River (Morrissey/Boz Boorer)


Drag the river and within her
you may find a sliver
of the one of whom you speak
and who they seek
she would gaze into the river
as we'd look into a mirror
and her reflection would beckon her to
"join me join me join me join me
happy we will be"
On the coastal shore I'm sure
you'd break down if you saw
an abhorrent torrent crashing
as it pours
the countercurrent holds a secret
at the rise of tide
and it swells all alone for this heart born too high so
"join me join me join me join me"
I'm certain I heard her cry

By the river the soul
of submersible stone
every second of my life
prepares to go
she would call into the river
as she'd cry out for her mother
so stark, so haunt, deep enough for all I want
"join us join us join us join us
and happy we will be"


Previous polls:

Part 280: One Of Our Own
Part 279: Scandinavia
Part 278: Oboe Concerto
Part 277: Mountjoy
Part 276: Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
Part 275: Smiler With Knife
Part 274: Kiss Me A Lot
Part 273: Staircase at the University
Part 272: I'm Not a Man
Part 271: Neal Cassady Drops Dead
Part 270: The Bullfighter Dies
Part 269: Earth is the Loneliest Planet
Part 268: Istanbul
Part 267: World Peace is None of Your Business
Part 266: You Say You Don't Love Me
Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

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Chickpea

pithy yet degenerate
^^ I'm one of those bastards.

It's a gorgeous song. I'd have given it an 8 normally, but this part alone pushes it to a 9 for me.

On the coastal shore I'm sure
you'd break down if you saw
an abhorrent torrent crashing
as it pours
 

Old Mathew

Well-Known Member
^^ I'm one of those bastards.

It's a gorgeous song. I'd have given it an 8 normally, but this part alone pushes it to a 9 for me.

On the coastal shore I'm sure
you'd break down if you saw
an abhorrent torrent crashing
as it pours
Totally agree. It's up there with some of his most beautiful lines.... "swift eclipse" etc....
 

Viva Mozza

You're the one for me
Same with me - a 9 for one of the nicest and best songs on the album

I love it!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
beautiful. the only b-side i think good enough to make the album proper. elegiac. would have given it a ten if they hadnt added the rockier electric bits. makes me wonder who its about
 

fredkocherpepsi

Active Member
6. This, “Forgive Someone” and “Julie In the Weeds” all sound very “samey” to me. They’re not bad, but just...don’t stick out to me.
 

123xyz

Well-Known Member
Subscriber
I think this is some of Morrissey's best lyrical work. So soothing in offering a quite sinister transcendence ...
 

Eraserhead

Accept Myself
I'm afraid it's a 9/10 from me. I just couldn't help it. The lyrics and the impassioned vocal, along with the ascending musical waves.....or something. I love it.
 
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