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I have forgiven you Jesus

For all the desire you placed in me when there's nothing I can do with this desire


I have forgiven you Jesus

For all of the love you placed in me when there's no one I can turn to with this love
 

NealCassidy

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Sick down to my heart
That’s just the way it goes.
 

Mozmar

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A job half done
Isn't done
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Gandlord, there's a clock on the wall
Making fun of us all
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At one time the future it stretched out before me
But now it stretches behind
 

Mozmar

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While I totally love this song (LSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?

A quick check offers possibilities:

 
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Light Housework

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Always looking for attention
Always needs to be mentioned

While I totally love this song (LGSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?
Maybe he sees misogyny in motion as females flirt with people they don't see the danger of.
 

Nerak

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Always looking for attention
Always needs to be mentioned

While I totally love this song (LSGD), I've often wondered what motivated Morrissey to write such a song. It truly is genius but why choose this as subject matter?

A quick check offers possibilities:

I thought it was a metaphor for fame - he's the girl trying to get attention, the lifeguard is the business not paying attention, so she drowns - feeling half aggrieved that the lifeguard was lousy at his job & half like a prat for being in the water.
 

Mozmar

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I thought it was a metaphor for fame - he's the girl trying to get attention, the lifeguard is the business not paying attention, so she drowns - feeling half aggrieved that the lifeguard was lousy at his job & half like a prat for being in the water.
Maybe read link I provided. Interesting. Why are things shrouded in mystery & never clear cut? I hate ambiguity. I like facts, certainty, & black & white decisiveness.
 

Nerak

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Maybe read link I provided. Interesting. Why are things shrouded in mystery & never clear cut? I hate ambiguity. I like facts, & black & white decisiveness.
I read the link - I can't see it being Jo Slee, it's too self-contained.

Probably was inspired by Not Waving, But Drowning, the Stevie Smith poem, where the drowning is a metaphor for no one noticing you're not coping with life.

He was more explicit & cheerful about it on the Lifeguard, save me from life song (can't remember the title!).

It's art! It's meant to be mysterious. 😁
 
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