song of the day. #47 | song lyric sunday. #music

song of the day | what sandra thinks


This week’s theme for ‘Song Lyric Sunday‘ is… parties/partying.

You’d think this would be a really difficult one for me. And you’d be right. I am not the bouncy, bubbly party type. I am me.

So… it’s the anti-party song. And it is one of the greatest songs of all time (if not the greatest song of all time). It contains some of my favorite lyrics ever… and I thought of it immediately upon seeing this week’s theme. I guess that says something about me, huh? I’m not sure exactly what… but it definitely says something.

The anti-party bit that popped into my head:

There’s a club, if you’d like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die

That’s all too familiar to me. I suck at social events. I just stand there… alone… feeling awkward… barely able to speak to anyone… and then I go home and feel terrible. (Part of why I can’t make friends.) But we don’t need to talk about that again. Let’s just focus on Morrissey and his genius lyrics.

Morrissey… my other soulmate.

swirly
How Soon Is Now? / The Smiths

I am the son and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There’s a club, if you’d like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die

When you say “it’s gonna happen now”
When exactly do you mean?
See I’ve already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth
How can you say I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does


Written by Morrissey & Johnny Marr

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Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… ©2017 what sandra thinks
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to song of the day. #47 | song lyric sunday. #music

  1. Perfectly opposite take on the prompt. I hate parties and social events too. Well, unless I’m there with at least one close friend or my wife. I dread going to things where I’ll be meeting all these new people or sitting at a table at a wedding with not one person I know. I try to pass on that kinda shit if I can. 😃

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  2. I’m not the party type either. All that false bonhomie, loud talk across each other and drunken idiots. I once was that person, but not for many a long time.
    Good choice here Sandra.
    Hugs.

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  3. herheadache says:

    I know what you mean. I wish I could have more fun at those things. Love this one and the band too.

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  4. It sounds like many of us have similar feelings about parties. I’ve never been the “party hard” type and usually find myself in a quiet corner, especially if I don’t know anyone. I really appreciated your take on the prompt this week. They lyrics to this song are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Marquessa says:

    I’m not a partier myself. Family and very, very close friends is enough for me. Dancing around my house to music is my own party! 🙂

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  6. Listen if there’s cheesecake involved, I am there! That’s my kinda party.

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