What is the meaning of the song 'Brow of My Beloved?' I'm new to Morrissey.
the song is about someone's - the beloved's - bro(w) who is rowing and cannot change coz he is angrily rowing against the current (in a metaphorical way) in order to prove his (older?) sister that he is not following her example, but doin his own thing.
and what do you think?
Where do you get all that from? The song is barely about anything. It's like The Irishman...basically a 3 and a half hour deleted scene from Goodfellas. A whole lot of nothing with hints of greatness that aren't really that great but remind us of something great that's gone before.
I think it's a pretty straightforward latter-day Morrissey-by-numbers song. He pines lazily for someone; he blames X-reason he can't have the one he pines for....in this case, it's because he's "stuck with you know who" which some have taken to be a lover he's bored but complacent with, but which I interpret as being a reference to himself.
It's a less potent rewrite of My Dearest Love...not to mention about 800 other songs he's done which are also better.
I remember a really long time ago (like 27 years ago) arguing with a gay friend of mine who insisted that Driving Your Girlfriend Home was sung from the point of view of a male who was secretly seeing the boyfriend (and lyrical recipient) of the eponymous girlfriend. But I never heard it that way and still don't. I heard it as a straight guy articulating the woe of the romantically/existentially unfulfilled female he was escorting home, and maybe falling in love with her in the process, especially given his appraisal of her vulnerable emotional state.
Maybe we hear what makes sense to us. I don't know.
I'll have to listen to Brow again. I think maybe I just don't think it's that great of a song, so admittedly I haven't scrutinized it. I like it better than most of High School, but that's not saying much....
"articulating the woe" should be the title of your autobiography.
Anon isn’t a failed c***. Anon is very kindly donating their time and goodwill in order to rather successfully (and graciously) translate for you what everyone else on the site apart from Viva is thinking, when you post and no one else apart from selfless anon can bothered to drain the last micro remnants of their will to live, by engaging with you in any way