Monday, April 12, 2004

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable - really? 

I've always been firmly on the side of people who claim that The Smiths' lyrics aren't at all miserable for the most part, even in songs like 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', and where they are they're genuinely heart-rending, not just drudgery. But a conversation with Lorna, usually sympathetic to this message (since I say it often), suggests I may have gone too far. I've always found the following lyrics very funny:

What she said :
"I smoke 'cos I'm hoping for an
Early death
And I need to cling to something!

(From 'What She Said', on the album Meat Is Murder)

But apparently I may be alone in this...

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