We kick off ten days of P's with this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Maladjusted album. (Although it then failed to appear on the 2009 reissue.)
What do we think?
Yeah, I can see what you're saying...but to me, the song is mixed, with 2 narrators. The sullen, reflective parts are the 'father' reminiscing & living through his regret; the chorus is the 'children' responding to him & saying, well you had your chance, we tried, you pushed us away. I think the different tempo might be there to reflect this.It's such an odd song. The verses are rather lovely in a simple, melancholy way, about an old man (father figure? Priest?) thinking back on his life - but then when the chorus kicks in it just has no relationship at all to the verses, musically and it's so, so jarring. Don't think this one's Alain's fault, it's more like Morrissey just couldn't figure out what to do with the melody here.