Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Years of Refusal album.
What do we think?
I definitely get the vibe of the narrator being abusive. Even aside from the more blatant references, there are plenty of lines that seem to allude to sexual abuse or rape. We all know the famous 'No means no' anti-rape campaign slogan, but here we open with:They seem to be describing an abusive lover, who wants to make sure that his point gets across: once your birthday (I.e. a day protected by others) is over, any false pretences are dropped. It’s bonechilling, but sadly very relevant: another example of Moz’s way of getting under the skin in these difficult situations and examining the backbone of each.