The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 64: HOW CAN ANYBODY POSSIBLY KNOW HOW I FEEL?

How do you rate How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?


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Houdini

Junior Member
While we wait for the new album to arrive, let us go about rating the songs we know, on a daily basis, and compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: HOW CAN ANYBODY POSSIBLY KNOW HOW I FEEL?

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic, perfect
9: Near classic, 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 we've done so far (voting is still open, click to vote):

Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 13: Ask
Part 14: Asleep
Part 15: At Amber
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 24: Boxers
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 40: East West
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 59: He Cried
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
 
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lightupvirginmary

Guest
I like the vitriol in it,
'even I sick as I am I could never be you'.
 

Danny

Senior Member
One that makes me want to personally tell him to get his head out of his arse. One of the two worst songs on Quarry.
 

maybe

Member
One that makes me want to personally tell him to get his head out of his arse. One of the two worst songs on Quarry.
Hahaha! Too right :)
I quite liked it on the first few listens, but I soon became bored of it, same with the rest of the album. He sounds like a petulant child.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
to me this is the weakest quarry-track. but i like it.
That honor goes to Lazy Dykes...and America Is Not The World is just a notch above that one...
 

Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
I consider it the weakest track on Quarry as well, so I gave it a 7.
However, there's a fantastic live version of it on the "Personel Fest, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 6 November 2004" bootleg (Moz was having microphone problems throughout the concert and is absolutely pissed off - which just adds even more anger to his voice in this...).
 

Jamie

Bluff, Ardour & Assoc.
I gave it even odds at 5 b/c the music is pretty good--just wasted on a pithy, lazy lyric. The snaky riff Alain provided deserved better than such a juvenile tantrum. And Dean's drumming is one of his more straightforward and propulsive efforts--more was needed elsewhere on the album.

Cheers,

Jamie
 
how could you possibly think that this song is the worst on You are the Quarry. It has such passion and musically is one of my favourite. But really this album includes Let Me Kiss You, I Like You and Come Back to Camden which are all really quite awful.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
are we listening to the same songs, i am a great fan of Morissey and of this album but these songs are stodgy and lyrically some of the worst songs i've heard from Morrissey. They have none of the edge or wit in music or lyrics which makes Morissey so great.
 
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