Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Lyrical Genius


Last night Alina and I went to the Morrissey concert. Yes, I just saw him a few months ago, but I would see him every few months for the rest of my life if I could. Here is a sampling of his lyrical genius:

I've been dreaming of a time when
to be English
is not to be baneful
To be standing by the flag not feeling
shameful, racist or partial
- Morrissey, Irish Blood, English Heart

In our lifetime those who kill
The newsworld hands them stardom
And these are the ways
On which I was raised
- Morrissey, The Last of the Famous International Playboys

I could have mentioned your name
I could have dragged you in
Guilt by implication
By association
Ive always been true to you
In my own strange way
Ive always been true to you
In my own sick way
Ill always stay true to you
- Morrissey, Speedway

Ready with ready-wit
Still running round
On the flesh rampage
at your age!
- Morrissey, Trouble Loves Me

So you stand by the board
Full of fear and intention
And, if you think that they're listening
Well, you've got to be joking
- Morrissey, The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils

For another post about The Lyrical Genius, click HERE.

3 comments:

Sansego said...

So that's why you couldn't meet with me on Monday night!

I'm still in Provo. Saw everything I wanted to see...but kept missing Darren Hawkins. Darn. Oh well. After I get done in the library, I'll stop at Deseret Industries for a quick look-see before heading back to SLC.

It was fun talking with you on Saturday night and seeing your place. Glad you had fun at the concert and that Morrissey came back to Utah again so soon.

David Immanuel Clarke said...

I agree one hundred million percent!
Morrissey is the greatest living lyricist in my humble opinion:

'If you must write prose and poems
The words you use should be your own
Don't plagiarise or take "on loans"
There's always someone, somewhere
With a big nose, who knows
And who trips you up and laughs
When you fall
Who'll trip you up and laugh
When you fall'

Mandalynn said...

Cemetry Gates - excellent choice. I do like, "some dizzy whore, 1804." The Beautiful Mistake does a good cover of this song.