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Old 09-26-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Song of the day Sept 26th- The Smiths

Cemetry Gates

A dreaded sunny day
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
A dreaded sunny day
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
while Wilde is on mine
So we go inside and we gravely read the stones
all those people all those lives
where are they now ?
with loves, and hates
and passions just like mine
they were born
and then they lived and then they died
which seems so unfair
and I wantr to crv
You say: "ere thrice the sun hath done salutation to the dawn"
and you claim these words as your own
but Im well-read, have heard them said
a hundred times (maybe less, maybe more)
if you must write prose/poems
the words you use should be your own
dont plagiarise or take "on loans"
there's alweays someone, somewhere
with a big nose, who knows
and who trips you up and laughs
when you fall
You say: "ere long done do does did "
words which could only be your own
you then produce the text
from whence was ripped
(some dizzy whore, 1804)
A dreaded sunny day
so let's go where we're happy
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
A dreaded sunny day
so let's go where we're wanted
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
but you lose
because Wilde is on mine
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Old 09-26-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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You just posted this one because you knew I'd like it!









Seriously, one of my favorite songs from 'Queen is Dead'. Very underrated song. I'm going to go listen to it now
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hey!

that is my favorite smiths song.
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I listened to The Queen is Dead last week...good tune!
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I actually just bought "The Queen is Dead" while in Greece a month ago. Enjoyed it much more than I actually thought I would. And you've gotta love a song that refrences Keats, Yeats, and Wilde.
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Wonderful. I must admit that I haven't bought The Queen Is Dead yet, but I certainly will soon.
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i love this song....it was one of the first smiths songs to catch my attention, largely due to the literary references.
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I've never heard it -- i don't think it's on my Singles CD. where did it show up?
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I've never heard it -- i don't think it's on my Singles CD. where did it show up?
The Queen is Dead.....
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My sister-in-law and I went driving through this old cemetary in Sonoma from the 1700s+. A lot of the people buried there were war vets, too. Anyway, we were listening to this song while we drove.

...then I scared the crap out of her.

If you guys like the literary references, you should check out some of Morrissey's solo stuff. He has a lot of songs about Wilde, my personal favorite being "The Last of the Famous International Playboys".
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