The Smiths – Ask
Let’s stay in Manchester a while, shall we? A few weeks ago I listened to a tape from my senior year of college that was titled “Anguish, Fear, Lamenting.” That one was a thinly veiled account of my frustrations with my lack of progress with a certain guy. Long time readers might have thought to themselves, wow, no Smiths on that tape? That’s a surprise.
Well, that’s because only a month earlier I had made the tape I listened to today. The title should tell you all you need to know. “Does the Body Rule the Mind or Does the Mind Rule the Body, I Dunno!” Subtitled “Morrissey’s Most Moaning Melodies.” I didn’t need any Smiths songs on that other tape because this one had 90 minutes worth, all trying to answer that question.
Body Rules the Mind (Side A)
This Charming Man
Hand in Glove
The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
Stretch Out and Wait
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Reel Around the Fountain
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
Well I Wonder
Half a Person
Mind Rules the Body (Side B)
I Want the One I Can’t Have
These Things Take Time
You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby
Back to the Old House
How Soon Is Now?
I Know It’s Over
What Difference Does It Make?
I contemplated writing this entire post just stringing together lyrics from these songs to tell the story but I don’t have that kind of time and the songs tell it all themselves anyway. So I made a YouTube playlist this time since these songs are all readily available, unlike some of the other old tapes.
Tomorrow should be #WhereILivedWednesday so I’m borrowing another song from this tape to help out. Stay tuned!