Song 12 The Smiths again

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Well, if you want something done right, ask a sumo wrestler. John Gunning is an Irish journalist and sumo-sensation living in Japan, as well as a major fan of 80s music. His excellent choice combines two 80s icons and is also perfect for my imaginary soundtrack to the novel. If you're curious about the Canadian song John quotes at the end, just click here.

The Smiths (brought to you by John Hughes) - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, 1984, 1986

John writes: The Smiths had better lyrics, The Dream Academy had better songs, but John Hughes never had a better two minutes of celluoid. A Cinnamon Toast-esque 80's moment of realisation and both film and audience come of age as Cameron loses himself in Seurat, Morrissey and Marr. Since it's an instrumental I'm going to cheat and steal another Canadian's words to help describe the teenage condition as it was at that time.

"One day you're waiting for the sky to fall, the next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all."

 And if you're missing Morrissey's voice, here's the original:

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