The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 86: I'M NOT SORRY

How do you rate I'm Not Sorry?


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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'M NOT SORRY

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
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 79: I Like You
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
No Comments on this one yet...??

Love this one...one of the best songs on The Quarry...Took me a long time to apppreciate this one..but now I like it better than I Like You, Crashing Bores, Jesus, or Let Me Kiss You....
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
I love the lyrics to this song, but the music is a little bit lacklustre and plodding I think. It just seems to drone on without really going anywhere. I like the sentiments though. I always thought it could have been symbolism for Morrissey's return to the music industry after the 7 year dry period and his feelings on his past and so on.

On returning
I can't believe this world is still turning
The pressure's on
Because the pleasure hasn't gone
And I---I
I'm not sorry for
For the things I've done..
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
I love the lyrics to this song, but the music is a little bit lacklustre and plodding I think. It just seems to drone on without really going anywhere. I like the sentiments though. I always thought it could have been symbolism for Morrissey's return to the music industry after the 7 year dry period and his feelings on his past and so on.

On returning
I can't believe this world is still turning
The pressure's on
Because the pleasure hasn't gone
And I---I
I'm not sorry for
For the things I've done..
Yep, I'm with Amy on this one. A nice lyric but a mediocre tune. The gratuitous flute solo doesn't help much either! Will vote 6 or 7.
BTW, the answer to your previous question was Kate Bush but .... each to his own (as they say)!
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
SORRY? SORRY? I'M NOT SORRY!
I LOVE this song so much.

It definately tells the story of my life, and I'm sure many's lives.
And it sounds magnifique live. :)

big fat 10
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Yep, I'm with Amy on this one. A nice lyric but a mediocre tune. The gratuitous flute solo doesn't help much either! Will vote 6 or 7.
BTW, the answer to your previous question was Kate Bush but .... each to his own (as they say)!
I love the flute solo...it's different from the trumpet and Trombone he's been using to death live lately....

The best part of the song is "The woman of my dreams...she never came...The woman of my dreams..well there never was one"

Very ambigious...and will probably lead to yet another round of discussion... :rolleyes:
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
I love the flute solo...it's different from the trumpet and Trombone he's been using to death live lately....

The best part of the song is "The woman of my dreams...she never came...The woman of my dreams..well there never was one"

Very ambigious...and will probably lead to yet another round of discussion... :rolleyes:
LOL
I really did read that as pretty homo, but alas, I don't have the energy to explain why, I think its pretty self explanatory..

In my life, the woman of my dreams, there never was one.....because there will never be one. I'm a man's man.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
BTW, the answer to your previous question was Kate Bush but .... each to his own (as they say)!

Thankyou dear :)

Oh...come on....surely you must like "Running Up That Hill"...... :D
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
LOL
I really did read that as pretty homo, but alas, I don't have the energy to explain why, I think its pretty self explanatory..

In my life, the woman of my dreams, there never was one.....because there will never be one. I'm a man's man.
Personally, I don't think Morrissey makes himself that obvious...

I've never had a woman of my dreams...In part because only my nightmares come to life
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
Personally, I don't think Morrissey makes himself that obvious...

I've never had a woman of my dreams...In part because only my nightmares come to life
Yah, I know.
But I love how Morrissey allows you to make his songs your own, which is what I do with his songs.
I don't know if I'd love him as much if he didn't leave any space for that. You know?
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Yah, I know.
But I love how Morrissey allows you to make his songs your own, which is what I do with his songs.
I don't know if I'd love him as much if he didn't leave any space for that. You know?
Well yeah...Morrissey would be a crashing bore if he sang:

My Name Is Morrissey
And I am Gay-A-yay
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Yep,

"I love spreading cunt...and spreading my seed, oh my, I breed"
Isn't that what Gangsta rap is basically saying?

Hence it is absolutely dull and meaningless?
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet

HIM

New Member
this is probably the worst of the worst.

after waiting seven years for an album, i remember listening to this, for the first time, and thinking, 'i really wish you would just slip below the fkn water line and not come back up'. it's actually worse than 'america is not the world', if that's possible.

it's unspeakably bad.
 

TLOTFamousIP

At Last, I Am Born
"The woman of my dreams, she... she never came along.
The woman of my dreams, well... there never was one."

This is one of my all time favourite lines. This song will never be on any 'all-time greatest' lists, but it works well on the album and there are times when I just sit and drift off to it, forgetting about everything else for five minutes.
 
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