Morrissey A-Z: "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

Mayfly

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I love the tone and sincerity of his voice here and it is a wonderful song that has held up well. Some people have said that it seems a surprising theme (the idea of Johnny being suicidal or pushed around in the music industry after the split) - but I think it aligns well with Morrissey's general attitude to Marr's sessioning and his vision of other artists using/exploiting Johnny for his abilities in Autobio.
In addition, Johnny wasn't feeling well back in 1987 / 88. He was a heavy drinker these days and getting close to a burnout.
 
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Anonymous

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If we are to take Morrissey at his word, that this song was the only one written about Johnny, does this mean that 'I Don't Mind If You Forget Me' is about a completely different relationship? Someone else he broke up with?
 

The.Truth.

about Ruth
Can a song be both a throwaway and a masterpiece? Yes. This sits perfectly on the record setting up "Late Night, Maudlin Street." One of his shortest songs followed by one of his longest. It's perfect.
 

Ketamine Sun

HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA
If we are to take Morrissey at his word, that this song was the only one written about Johnny, does this mean that 'I Don't Mind If You Forget Me' is about a completely different relationship? Someone else he broke up with?

yep.
 

SuedeMoz

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Not much to add... it's a beautiful song and the lyrics are quintessential Morrissey from this early post-Smiths era. A friend of mine once remarked that Viva Hate is the only Morrissey album you would listen to just for the music.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
If we are to take Morrissey at his word, that this song was the only one written about Johnny, does this mean that 'I Don't Mind If You Forget Me' is about a completely different relationship? Someone else he broke up with?
If you believe he was telling the truth, yeah. Which I don't, at all, but I can understand why he wanted to deflect speculation at that time.

The pressure to change, to move on
Was strange and very strong
So this is why I tell you... I really do understand, BYE BYE
 
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The.Truth.

about Ruth
If we are to take Morrissey at his word, that this song was the only one written about Johnny, does this mean that 'I Don't Mind If You Forget Me' is about a completely different relationship? Someone else he broke up with?
I always thought that was one of his songs to his former fans.
 
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