Von der Hand, in den Mund
Kack de braide doon tha eisle m8
Not sure if "hard to please" is the right way to put it. More like if you are comparing this song to a 10/10 (say, "Now My Heart is Full") or an 8/10 (say, "You Have Killed Me") or a 6/10 (say "Darling, I Hug a Pillow") or even a 3/10 (say, "Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice"), it would be really hard for a rationale person who doesn't live in a padded room to give this song anything but a 1.
Well, when Morrissey and Russell were to be officially wed up in a church no less, this little diddy of a tune was played at Russell's bridal shower. The bitch flipped a fit, bit Morrissey and the entire affair was called of. The song is yet another episode of the mind of Morrissey.
Our song today is this Morrissey/Tobias composition from the WPINOYB album.
What do we think of this one?
Yup, just a bunch of wacked out commie fruits leaping around stage with their panty hose on.That's not objective or subjective .... just a bunch of words. There is no difference between Now My Heart is Full and Kick the Bride, the way there's no difference between N*Sync and the Backstreet Boys.
Morrissey was biden by a dog? How does that work?Lastly, if we recall correctly, Morrissey was biden by a dog, or so he said. Actually, it was Russell who rendered the well deserved bite. Morrissey would be both physically and verbally abusive to Russell with a chair and a whip in seedy down trodden east London hotels. Late night S & M street.
Morrissey's voice sounds pretty youthful in this song, so the idea of a spurned lover seems natural, I agree, but nevertheless, I cannot help but imagine the bride's father giving the younger man some good advice before getting married to this cow of a daughter who, unfortunately, takes after her mother in the most unfortunate way.It feels very neo-realist. I'm sure there will be a film somewhere with a spurned lover telling their ex to just marry that young cow then.
Morrissey's voice sounds pretty youthful in this song, so the idea of a spurned lover seems natural, I agree, but nevertheless, I cannot help but imagine the bride's father giving the younger man some good advice before getting married to this cow of a daughter who, unfortunately, takes after her mother in the most unfortunate way.
What do you make of the line "You are the stretch of the beach, the tide cannot reach"?
Have you ever thought that this sums up the person that this song is about perfectly ?I still have poems I wrote when I was a miserable, lonely, sexually frustrated 16 year old and they are remarkably similar to this kind of crap:
She just wants a slave
To break his back in pursuit of a living wage
So that she can laze and graze
For the rest of her days
Interesting......................I am surprised by the range of comments on this one, as if we are all listening to a different song!I suppose our differing interpretations of Kick The Bride Down The Aisle highlight Morrissey's honed skill for managing to load a heavy dose of ambiguity into his lyrics.
Given Morrissey's propensity for penning a fair few songs about the Middle East at this stage in his career (something I could, to be honest, largely do without), I always assumed this song was relating to arranged marriages and what we in the West largely consider as outdated gender stereotypes/roles. Lines such as ''It's the best you can do for everyone's sake' and a line (which I assumed to be from the bride's perspective) 'I know so much more than I'm willing to say' seemed to point me in this direction; a poor, bright and capable girl married off to a dull life, while her, husband who is expected to be the sole breadwinner, is now breaking 'his back in pursuit of a living wage.' While the tides of change have washed over most of us, this couple, this society, hasn't changed, they are 'that stretch of the beach that the tide doesn't reach.' Eventually this girl, knowing no better, accepts her station in her life, lazing and grazing for the rest of her days.
I admit that lines such as 'she just wants a slave' weaken the above argument - but I too assumed that this poor girl has been conditioned to think in such a way, through family, custom and tradition; that she was following the herd because she just knew no better and never thought of breaking the chain. 'Look at that cow in the field, It knows more than your bride knows now' I took as a comment relating to how this poor girl, now a mother, has not used her mind in life and has fulfilled all that was expected of her - a few years down the line she is little more than a teat to the next generation of calves...
Perhaps I have overthought this, but this all jumped out to me at first listen, and that seed stuck!
Could also be the bride sort of accusing him of being emotionally distant.That's possible!
I thought the beach line was implying he'll be alone if he doesn't marry her because no one else will want him OR that no one else can reach him because he doesn't notice them. Or both.