well, this is one of those that is obviously brilliant and gave Morrissey a chance to shine on TOTP and the various other shows, including the one above
The lyrics are fantastic, I guess people will say "why doesn't M write songs like that now?" , the wise arse answer is, "Because he did then "
Although in truth, I would love it if he managed to pull off a song so achingly English it makes the world disappear
Its of a time and beyond a time. Its a mike Leigh movie in 3 minutes. Its a song that poked fun at being miserable BUT that daft American Gothics saw as a "cool" image " oh I'm so miserable I could die"
The song is Philip Larkin , escaping the library and getting Joe Meek to record a song for him with a skittle band .
The song is jam-packed with lyrics The Jam, couldn't possibly pack (too one level)
It had the very real " I was looking for a job and then I found a job and heaven knows I am miserable now"
With one sentence summing up a certain English work loathing dole culture (of which I was one)
and each line is so spot-on, all you can do is laugh
I can see why M is sick of it, it trapped him in a image, forever