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  1. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    Apparently the quoted lines are: 'I'm very glad the spring has come The sun shines out so bright All the birds that are on the trees Are singing for delight' Like you I could never decipher the sampled audio so I haven't thought about it before, but I am a little lost when trying to work out...
  2. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    'But when your profession Is humiliation' Could be interpreted two ways - either it is humiliating for the teacher, or their profession involves humiliating others (ie pupils). The chorus is a big one, it could either be a statement or a threat. There is definitely some sympathy there, but one...
  3. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    It's a song I generally like (stupidly long instrumental aside), but it's one I find hard to read - I can never quite tell whether he is being sympathetic towards teachers or criticising them. Is it just me?
  4. DrStatham

    What song are you listening to right now?

    Still on a Bob Dylan kick. The amount of iconic songs he has penned over his career is staggering. 40 or so years after the start of his career he comes up with this one that becomes a modern classic and is covered about a million times.
  5. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "Sing Your Life"

    Lyrically it is actually strangely hilarious at times, but I think a lot of his songs of this era were just a bit forgettable, a bit throwaway, and this is perhaps one of them. But I still quite like it.
  6. DrStatham

    What song are you listening to right now?

    More Bob Dylan (because why not?). Underrated Dylan song.
  7. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Operation"

    Wildly underrated, but spoiled a little by the ridiculously long intro and I suppose to some extent by his vocals, but that was normal for that period. But I still like it a lot, especially the lyrics.
  8. DrStatham

    What song are you listening to right now?

    Tangled up in Blue by Bob Dylan, has to be one of the greatest songs ever written.
  9. DrStatham

    Cassette bootleg collection

    One would have to imagine the person who sold them the cassette
  10. DrStatham

    Dennis Herring (producer) / Twitter - Extraordinary story about the Smiths' songwriting and recording

    Seems a little odd to call him a prima donna simply because he liked to write lyrics over all of the music. Anyway that is quite hilarious, and a really great insight.
  11. DrStatham

    What song are you listening to right now?

    Bit of Bob Dylan
  12. DrStatham

    Morrissey Central "Wikipedia" (June 8, 2021)

    Does he not realise he can just edit the articles? Oh well, I have done it for him. Nice to see him calling these things out actually, he doesn't very often comment on song meanings.
  13. DrStatham

    What song are you listening to right now?

    The original version of Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen). I know it may be controversial but I much prefer it to any other version.
  14. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "Lucky Lisp"

    Which double entendre?
  15. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "Lucky Lisp"

    Morrissey? Sexual? Nah fairly sure Reel Around the Fountain is just about dancing /s It is natural that we assume Morrissey's songs are about sex and/or homosexuality and/or Johnny Marr because we know a lot of them are, but I think a lot of his songs don't really have a deeper meaning and...
  16. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "Lucky Lisp"

    I don't think it is about homosexuality at all, all the evidence is a bit tenuous. It is just one of those songs in which Morrissey is 100% taking the piss. It is not meant to have a message or a real meaning imo, it is just a play on words with 'lucky lips'. I think the point is that it is a...
  17. DrStatham

    Morrissey A-Z: "Lucky Lisp"

    That is not right. I heard somebody say it once but I have found absolutely no source backing it up. Most likely he is referencing the fact that a four leaf clover is lucky, so a nine leaf clover is extremely lucky. It is just humorous exaggeration on the theme of this person being extremely lucky.
  18. DrStatham

    Whale blubber Wilde

    Listening to both the original studio version and the Rank version, it is definitely 'whale blubber'. Doesn't sound like weird lover at all in the rank version. It is a tongue in cheek description, I don't think it is meant as a genuine insult. And as to why he didn't give any description of...
  19. DrStatham

    Pat Nevin autobiography

    I am intrigued by a great many things here. First off, the fact that seemingly during this period he was actually called Steven by people who knew him irl. Secondly, the gym. And also the fact he considerably played down his own football knowledge. Very interesting read, thanks for saving...
  20. DrStatham

    Morrissey Central "MORRISSEY NEW ALBUM" (May 30, 2021)

    'Bonfire of teenagers' is a rather interesting title. Are the teenagers creating the bonfire? Is the bonfire in honour of the teenagers? Are the teenagers in the bonfire? It is a relief that Morrissey is still producing new material anyway. One way or another it will be released in the next few...
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