The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 75: I Knew I Was Next

How do you rate I Knew I Was Next?


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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: I KNEW I WAS NEXT

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: 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
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 66: Human Being
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
 
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Dave

Guest
When you've been slapped around then one more slap won't hurt yooooooooo-hooooo
First to vote! Yes! and we are at 100% 10'er.
 

Chartres

New Member
2nd vote, 100% ten:D

First class Morrissey trade mark. Seems made to make you nostaligic.
 

AllYouNeedIsMoz

Queen Bee
You know, I like this song. It's a good song. It's fun to sing along to. But it really doesn't seem like anything special. I don't know why. I had to give it a 7. Thankfully, some other people had voted before me and brought the score down already so I don't feel too terribly guilty.
 

snapyou

Humdee,dumdee,homocide
Was surprised by how good this is.
Should have been an A-Side....
 

AllYouNeedIsMoz

Queen Bee
The complete opposite of Ganglord: poor music, good lyrics
The music is lackluster in this one, isn't it? That's the word for this song. Lackluster.

Compared to other people's music, it's pretty good. Compared to the rest of Morrissey/The Smiths catalog, notsomuch.

(though I must respectfully disagree with your assessment of Ganglord's lyrics...but that's for THAT thread).
 

MozIsGod

Active Member
This song has always been a personal favorite of mine. I think it's actually one of the best songs from the Ringleader sessions, and that's saying something!

I often view the music as Jesse's little version of "First Of The Gang To Die". The chorus reminds me of that song, especially the bass.
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
When you've been slapped around then one more slap won't hurt yooooooooo-hooooo
First to vote! Yes! and we are at 100% 10'er.
I really disliked this when it first came out. Then, after I listened to ROTT a couple hundred times, I gave it another chance, and I really like it. I too love the slapped around line. Against better judgement I gave it an EIGHT!

- Vaux
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 6

as I said earlier in this poll about ROTT songs, a few would get 5 and 6's, and
that ROTT is not my fav. album, not by a milestone...but much better , as
someone wrote, the crap you hear on radio and see on TV

[and sorry bout exiting ya all yesterday with 'I know it's over']
 
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Dave

Guest
I think maybe this is one that you get or you don't. It's an obvious 10 to me, and I was excited when I saw it was today's song. Sometimes I like to sing "I knew I was Sex" :D

Thanks Houdini!

Let's review the lyrics.

o what do you think I am?
And how precisely could you tell
A decent skin is all I am?
People think badly of me
But one day maybe they'll praise
Oh but meanwhile...

I knew I was next
And I didn't mind
Here I offer you my life for any debts you're due
And when you've been down for the very last time
There is nothing anyone can do to hurt you

The shadows of trees, they reach to me
They know a decent skin is all I am
People think badly of me
But when I'm in grave maybe they'll praise
Oh but meanwhile...

I knew I was next
And I didn't mind
Here I offer you my life for any debts you're due
And when you've been down for the very last time
There is nothing anyone can do to hurt you

Oh but meanwhile...
I knew I was next
And I didn't mind
When you've been slapped around
And one more slap can't hurt you
And when you've been down for the very last time
There is nothing anyone can do to hurt you

I knew I was next
And I didn't mind
When you've been slapped around
And one more slap can't hurt you
And when you've been down for the very last time
There is nothing anyone can say to hurt you


I feel like I have lived that. It's one of my favorites.
 
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