What's *the most* Morrissey lyric, in your view?

BookishBoy

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A random question for a dull Sunday: what, in your opinion, is the most Morrissey lyric he's ever written? (Smiths / solo, whatever)

I don't mean a whole song, I mean a line, a couplet, a verse, a chorus, a snippet.

My vote goes to:

I don't get along with myself / And I'm not too keen on anyone else
 
I’m with you @BookishBoy. That’s the one. Maladjusted was the first Morrissey album I heard more than 20 years ago and that line hit me like a bolt of lightning. That line alone made me a fan, almost. And it sums up both him as a person (as much as I, a mere fan, could know him as a person) and as an artist/lyricist. It has that dichotomy. There’s nowhere he can turn, not to himself and not to the outside world.

I’d also like to nominate the following:
“I tried living in the real world instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began.”
 
Yes, I am blind
No, I can't see
The good things
Just the bad things, oh...
Yes, I am blind
No, I can't see
There must be something
Horribly wrong with me?
 
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And if you must go to work tomorrow
Well, if I were you I wouldn't bother
For there are brighter sides to life
And I should know because I've seen them
But not very often!
 
Oh, give us a drink
And make it quick
Or else I'm gonna be sick

🥳
 
Beware
I bear more grudges
Than lonely high court judges
When you sleep, I will creep
Into your thoughts like a bad debt
That you can't pay
 
You have been telling me
That I have been
Acting childish
Foolish, ghoulish, and childish
Oh, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know
But I don't mind
I don't mind
 
Kitchen aromas aren't very homely
It's not comforting, cheery or kind
It's sizzling blood and the unholy stench of murder
It's not natural, normal or kind
The flesh you so fancifully fry
The meat in your mouth
As you savour the flavour of murder
 
"I will be in the bar
with my head on the bar"

P.S.
At the time, I thought it was finest coquetry and never thought that some 30 years later, I would think: that's a lot of Morrissey too
 
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But seriously :

So, the life I have made
May seem wrong to you
But I've never been surer
It's my life to ruin
My own way

:handfist:
 
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