Morrissey, the lyricist


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I actually really like the lyrics to 'Birthday', because it's not entirely clear, and there is room for all sorts of interpretation. Clearly there's something odd, sexual, and borderline rapey going on in the song, but because it's not clearly spelled out it remains quite intriguing whenever I listen to it.

I find that much more interesting than, for example, something quite stark and obvious like 'The Bullfighter Dies'. Yes, it's an amusing sentiment, but there's zero depth there, just Moz choosing various random rhymes for Spanish cities, so it's difficult to engage with on anything other than a very basic surface level.
That's a good point ;)
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