This past week, I’ve really only been listening to two bands: Pavement and the Smiths. I just discovered the Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead (yeah, sometimes I’m really behind on these kind of things…), and I’m absolutely floored by how great the album is, especially “Frankly, Mr. Shankly.”
Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I’ve held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
Oh, I didn’t realise that you wrote poetry
I didn’t realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry, Mr. Shankly
Morrisey’s Mr. Shankly is almost as good as Dylan’s Mr. Jones. Almost.