The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 77: I KNOW IT'S OVER

How do you rate I Know It's Over?


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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 KNOW IT'S OVER

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
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
 

TrueToYou

I am mine.
Whoever doesn't give this a ten should be banned from the board for being a complete cunt.
Fuck opinions.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Whoever doesn't give this a ten should be banned from the board for being a complete cunt.
Fuck opinions.
Charmingly put, my friend!

I actually only fully appreciated this song when I heard the Smyths play it live. The musical dynamic is incredibly powerful; starts with just the bass guitar and a few softly strummed chords and then builds and builds.
As for the lyrics, well, they have probably been analysed to death!
But it's simply an absolute musical and lyrical master-class. In my top 3 Smiths songs.
Particulary good for single people to sing along to when they're feeling a little sorry for themselves; not that there are likely to be many of those round here!
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
Whoever doesn't give this a ten should be banned from the board for being a complete cunt.
Fuck opinions.
who's the vulgar one now mister??? :p

but you know, there's always someone, somewhere who rates these songs incorrectly. someone wont "get it", or someone will claim its "overplayed" or something dumb like that.


not me though. its a TEN, duh.
 

TrueToYou

I am mine.
but you know, there's always someone, somewhere who rates these songs incorrectly. someone wont "get it", or someone will claim its "overplayed" or something dumb like that.
You mean RadioBerlin?
 

TrueToYou

I am mine.
Yes, but some songs are more beyond polling than others, and we have to know which song is the most beyond polling, and second etc :)
Seriously though, If you don't give there is a light... a ten you should be put on the sex offenders register.
 

AllYouNeedIsMoz

Queen Bee
This song is moving, witty and perfect.

I can't imagine anyone giving it anything other than a ten...though perhaps I might allow a 9 in case someone MEANT to click 10 but slipped. ;)
 

Camilla

New Member
I cried the first time I heard this song. 10
 

Roma De Moz

Fat Children Took My Life
Definately a 10. One The Smiths greatest songs, and a wonderfully sublime piece of art in it's own right. Love it to death.
 

HIM

New Member
this is the best song that mr. morrissey ever wrote. lyrically and musically, it is perfect.
 
could you please explain your reasoning behind not giving this song a perfect score? im quite curious.
I just know you meant to click 10 but your mouse slipped at the last second. ;)

Hypothetically speaking though, if you WERE to actually give this a 9 without slipping, what would keep it from being a 10?
Alas it was not a mistake. *ducks* I understand the theme of the song, but I fail to connect with it. I think it is perhaps too explicit. Perhaps like salt with salt.
Honestly, as soon as I learned how appreciated the song is, I became aware that I stand on the wrong side. There are some other songs, but I doubt I'll survive till them.

you are a disgrace to vegans everywhere....
If I gave MIM less than 10, I would be. Now I lost the support of the vegans, how shall I continue the battle on the milk thread?

To everybody: It takes guts to be gentle... *ouch*
 
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