Our song for today is this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Your Arsenal album.
What do we think?
He often looks so utterly bereft when he sings this, doesn't he? Like it's reminding him of particularly painful memories.Arsenal is his best album, and this sorrowful lament ranks with his best songs. A warm acoustic strum, coupled with the sounds of waves crashing and the tender, delicate soloing that invites its way to Moz’s lyrical sorrows. Some lyrical crackers here: “I’ve got no charm...” especially, somewhat blackly comically, accepts his presumed fate with a whisper. When it was played at Wembley, everyone was spellbound - as they should have been.
Mountjoy comes to mind as its closest rival, almost as good.One of his greatest pieces. Out of time with great lyrics. Gary Day's double bass is the icing on the cake. And then people seriously claim he can still do this since WPINOYB. Maybe now that Alain Whyte is active again!