The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 78: I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY NAME

How do you rate I Know Very Well How I Got My Name?

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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.


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
Part 77: I Know It's Over

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New Member
Frankly, this is a master piece. Probably one of Moz's most cosy songs ever.

Roma De Moz

Fat Children Took My Life
8. When I first heard it, I thought nothing of it. A throaway. was my first impression. But then I listened to the lyrics, and found the gentitly of it to be beautiful.
A strong 9.

AFAICT, folks here have some troubles with unpretentious lyrical songs (other examples Driving Your Girlfriend Home or I'm Hated For Loving). For me they work really well. This one's also autobiographical.

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
8/10. A beautiful song. Very moving and simple.

Maurice E

Junior Member
absolutely flipping gorgeous! easily in my top 10 Moz/Smiths songs.
it's the song I've strummed along to the most on my little Spanish guitar; something I do virtually every day (it's basically D's, Em's, Bm's, G's and A's; simple!).


New Member
i like i know very well how you got that note wrong more, becuase you can hear mozzy giggle twoards the end, and I daresay, it's very adorable :cool:


Starved Of Mirth
The second classic b-side (along with "Hairdresser On Fire") from the first solo single. This song is just so beautiful. There's something so unbearably sad about the chorus: "You think you were my first love, but you're wrong. You were the only one who's come and gone." This same theme was explored, of course, in many other songs (notably in the heavy-handed "Never Played Symphonies") but never as effectively as in this understated gem. A 10.
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