"There must be something horribly wrong with me"
This is really a favorite and I do think lots of people love it. It was given kind of a minor presentation and put on a record full of great songs so it could have been overlooked or forgotten but I think it's remembered. I have to give this one a 10/10 It captures that time in his career perfectly.
A lovely song and it's one of the few from the Bona Drag studio sessions that genuinely would have been good enough to make an album.
Whether this song had a positive influence on his solo career is more debatable, as before this he was on the cusp of scrapping a Langer/Winstanley session. This convinced him to continue and he worked with them for another couple of years, or so.
Morrissey's voice and lyrics dominate the song, but the musical backing is also very pretty.
In the poll on the Hoffman board it ranked 126th from 264 solo songs.
A beautifully lithe piece of chamber-jangle pop, impressively stripped down, but still retaining the drama required to carry the pretty soul-searching lyrics. It prefigures high drama pieces like "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty", and is on a similar level: I can see why Moz reintroduced this into his setlist. The guitar form a great tangled net as the song builds to a gently thrilling climax, as the drums pound away and some spacey keys flesh out the atmosphere. Underrated, since it was placed at the end of Bona Drag, but still a magnificent statement of intent.