I’ve been listening to a lot of Smiths lately and this one and “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” have been really resonating with me. For the longest time I always thought that The Queen Is Dead was my favorite Smiths album, but Meat Is Murder is slowly overtaking it. The Queen has the hits, and Meat Is Murder has them as well, but this one’s got the for real emotional sad boys 2003 shit on here. It also has the incredible funk of “Barbarism Begins At Home” which is totally unexpected. I love a good bassline and this song really captures that. That song actually comes right after this one I posted here. Kind of like a shot of adrenaline to the heart after a sadsack song like this one. The rain at the end puts the right amount of melodrama into this song.
OG college rock coming to me right at the tail end of college. Should have seen it coming. That’s the humor of it all.
“Well I wonder, do you see me when we pass? I have died. Please keep me in mind.”
“Gasping, dying, but somehow still alive.”
I swear I’m just being a fucking mope about this shit, but Smiths are really coming through to me right now.