I came to the Smiths and their lead singer Morrissey late in my musical journey. Their music runs rampant in my music project, so I’m surprised this is my first post by them or specifically Morrissey solo.
It was because of a dear local friend Tatiana (pictured left) who is all hip to punk and alternative-music especially European (hence Wenn Du Liebst feat by Clueso which headed my blog) that I revisited the Smiths and finally revelled in their music. Funnily, this post will appear on my birthday also!
“Everyday Is Like Sunday” is the third track of Morrissey’s debut solo album, Viva Hate, and the second single to be released by the artist. There are two video versions I love of this song, so I will present both below, the original release and the modern live version. This song like most of Morrissey’s songs are besieged with tongue in cheek pessimistic rhetoric. I find them quite humorous when it’s all said and done. It’s great prose:
Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon, come Armageddon!
Come, Armageddon! Come!
Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey
This song reached Number 9 on the UK charts and as you can see in the live version below remains quite popular. What amazes me is how I didn’t follow the Smiths and Morrissey earlier growing up.
Happy birthday dear friend! – and today is Sunday! I think I prefer the crowd version best.
Thanks Bruce! That means a lot. Yes, the song is apt timing for where you are lol