Why did Morrissey "save" your life?

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  1. Cosmic Dancer

    Cosmic Dancer New Member

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    I don't understand why some people say Morrissey saved them?
     
  2. !Viva Hate!

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    Because some people are weak and pathetic and will turn to anything to give their life some kind of meaning...no matter how ridiculous it is.
     
  3. Skylarker

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    Anybody who says anything along the lines of "Morrissey saved my life" or "Morrissey saved our lives" or any variation thereof is a total wank with a lot of personal issues.
     
  4. MIDNITE

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    I dont consider people weak and pathetic who have been thru some real terrible times and darkness ect and who turn 2 other people for inspiration and light !
    If fact there quite clever as they heal themselves from there pain and suffering ect
    And it just so happens that 4 sum morrissey just happens 2 be there "healer" and "saved there lives" just as he was and allways will be with me ! :)
     
  5. Skylarker

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    yea but its stoopid 2 think that sum pop celbraty cud have da power 2 change sombodys life. Like if u like a song or a band that is 1 thing but 2 say 'o this muzik changed me or saved me' like the way a singer or a doktor or teecher or reel-life frend well thats just silly and usually iz a way of xcaping into a fantasy so u dont hafta deal with ur own realty
     
  6. CrystalGeezer

    CrystalGeezer My secret's my enzyme.

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    Wow! Ur goood at thiis!
     
  7. Skylarker

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    i kno,, rite?
     
  8. MIDNITE

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    Oh u think your so clever ! :( (think we all know who is one of kristeens 3 !)

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - so thank u for that above post ! :)

    Im quite sure we will get some proper and sensible replys 2 this topic instead of that absolute crap above which ive just quoted, as 2 why morrissey saved there lives! :)

     
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  9. Skylarker

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    And I think most of us know who you are.
     
  10. hand in glove

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    "Morrissey saved my life." I wrote in to SYL and made that statement twenty odd years ago. I'm not ashamed of it. I don't feel weak or pathetic because of it. I had other people in my life at the time who also helped, but Morrissey's music was quite healing when I really needed someone I could connect to. It's fine if you think I'm a wank. Truth is, though, I'm not. I see things a little differently now as I'm older, but I do feel that I owe a lot to Morrissey's lyrics for getting me through some really tough times.
     
  11. CrystalGeezer

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    :clap: Very well put.
     
  12. Skylarker

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    I don't think you're a wank; I don't even know you. I don't really care if he saved your life or not. I just personally don't think that way anymore, at 36.

    I love his music...well, most of it. That's it. End of story. I don't get religious about it anymore. And any impulse I still have to do so gets crushed whenever I think of anything he's said or done in the last five years.
     
  13. MIDNITE

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    :thumb: .....
     
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  14. MozAngeles818

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    Morrissey saved my life...... :p


    Some people worry too much about other people.
    My nephew is like that, he's terrible, but I still love him.
     
  15. Skylarker

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    Shouldn't this have been called "why do YOU SAY Morrissey saved your life"...?

    The way it's worded kind of assumes that it's all indisputable fact...
     
  16. DAVIE

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    I listened to The Smiths when I was in bad depression for months. I'm not sure The Smiths saved me (although I sometimes like to think they did as that was the time when I first started listening to "The Very Best Of")...I think the Missus helped me more though.
     
  17. cynthemachine

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    I wouldn't say 'saved' but I certainly use it for a bit of escapism in the evenings. I can relate to a lot of the lyrics and I find them very uplifting at times. It helps that I enjoy Morrissey's voice. I have played his music to friends and family and the look I get from most of them is disdain and confusion. I like the music and I can feel it so I guess in some way it has 'saved' me. But not just Morrissey.. music in general I guess. And not 'saved' in like a life saving kind of way. More of like a 'saved from boredom and the certain feelings and emotions I get from music' kind of way. That probably makes little sense..
     
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  19. GregoriaSamsa

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    I cannot say M. saved my life, that would be an exaggeration, but he somehow helped me through a deep depression phase. It was not only the lyrics but also his persona that made feel not so bad about myself and the loneliness. It was ages, ages ago. But I owe him.
     
  20. JJKelsall

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    I think when people say 'saved' they are being a little overly dramatic, although if they literally mean it then that is fine. What is wrong with having a strong connection to music which you need to keep you grounded. For me, that is exactly what Morrissey/The Smiths have done for me, keep me grounded, along with other music. I am really passionate about music so whenever I listen to it I can escape into it, immerse myself in it and it's a nice thing to do when you're down and you want to forget everything. Perhaps not life saving, but it definately saves my sanity.
     
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