HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA
'I Am Not A Dog On A Chain' has seen some improvements, but these days I think Morrissey is a much better vocalist than he is a lyricist. That's where his real talents lie now - as a vocal performer, and composer of interesting vocal melody lines. In the early-mid Smiths days, the reverse was true - flat vocals, limited range ('Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' is mostly the same 3 notes repeated over and over), but killer lyrics. There was probably a golden period during the late Smiths years/early solo years when things were pretty much in equal balance.
Great! If his talent as you say only lies in his voice these days, then we could all drop the opinion that there is such a thing as Morrissey having ‘good’ and ‘bad’ lyrics.
Now finally we could all look forward to his next recordings and enjoy them without our opinions getting in the way of actually listening and hearing the songs!
We’re evolving, people ! We are evolving!