Always loved Morrissey....and The Smiths....only managed to see him live once......back in 1989....North American Tour. I may be the first of my gang to die....my sense of humour sometimes takes a dark turn due to my impending demise......8 months of fighting colon cancer.... ...........next week will be better!!!!!
Woke up with this in my head, which is weird because it's pretty typical late-era Morrissey. There are a couple cute things about this song: one, it seems to be about an actual violent gang (songs about "the gang" never are!), and two, it's a nice, warm portrait of someone who isn't at all warm or nice. If I wrote songs I would love to write sideways jokes like "and the not very rich and the very poor" but I am not Morrissey.