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02 May 2004 @ 03:17 am
Why Morrissey is my hero  
From the May issue of SPIN magazine:

But one thing about Morrissey will always remain the same: He will live his life alone. Like every Smiths and Morrissey record, You Are The Quarry contains powerful accounts of unrequited longing. On "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores," he sings: "And I must be one/ 'Cause nobody ever turns to me to say, 'Take me in your arms and love me.' " Part of me almost wants to grab him and say, "Just have some already." After all, requited love is--special. And sated lust isn't so bad, either. Even Johnny Marr once cracked, "I must say that when he gets really upset, frankly, I think it's just because he needs a good humping."

"Do you think that one day you will meet someone who will change your life?" I ask Morrissey. He shoots me a glare, as though I'd just inquired, "Shall we split the roast beef club?"

"No, no," he says. "I don't believe that at all. I don't actually believe in, as you so eloquently term it, 'one day.' I think that today is all there is and that there isn't anything else. Just this minute and here we are."

"Yes, but would you even be open to that if it happened?"

"I don't think so, to be honest. I can't think of anything that anybody could give me at this stage that I would jump off a building to grab."

"But it fills up your day, having a relationship."

"Believe me, it doesn't. I've got my work at the L.A. Animal Police. That takes up all of my time. I still prefer horses to human beings."