Song 32 The Smiths

Guest Post!

Leigha (Worth) Craig, a writer and blogger living in Vancouver and all-around magnificent person, has kindly consented to give us a tune today. I might add that I freakin' love this song, and it's another one for the imaginary soundtrack to Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World. (If you'd like to do a guest post yourself, you know where to find me.)

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?, 1984, 1985

'I am the son and the heir, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar.'

At Janet's request, I tried to steer clear of music from 1983-84. (*Only because I seemed to be stuck there myself,eh - JEC) I tried...and I failed. This mesmerizingly vibrato Smiths song kept dragging me back kicking and screaming to my angstiest teen years: 84-86. To me, this is and was the 80's teen theme...when we weren't melting our brains with synthpop, Chicago house, or hair metal, that is. (urgh)

This song has just the right bouquet of isolation, notes of despair and self-loathing esters to embody my teens the 80's. Yup, I just applied wine descriptors to a song. Of course, that's completely understandable since I'm chugging a glass of Pinot as I type while warbling, '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'

Art makes pain beautiful and 'How Soon is Now?' does it best.

Oh hell, pass the bottle!

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