Today's song is this one, from the Low in High School album. (I'm genuinely intrigued as to the... opinions we're going to get on this.)
For some reason, of Morrissey’s 21st century output I am repeatedly drawn back, over his other albums, to both Low In High School and World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Perhaps this is because they are two of his more recent releases, but… I don’t think so. I may be going against the grain here, but I actually think Low In High School is a strong album. My prime bugbear with the LP, and songs like The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel is the, for me, totally unrelatable and repeated references to Israel and The Arab Spring. In Your Lap, Israel and the aforementioned The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel often makes me feel that the entire album was part funded by the Israeli Tourist Board. I enjoy the breezy music of The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel, and some of the lines draw me in, but the overall oblique song just leaves me a little confused – what is it really about. Can anybody tell me?
Peace on earth!We don't agree on much musically but I agree 100% with you on this one.
I agree that when he sings 'no need to go into that now' it's almost as if he's saying that he understands their plight very deeply and intellectually but hasn't time to go into it. Why bother writing a song about Israel then? I would have liked to have learned something from the song. I think sometimes Morrissey gets emotional about things but he gets SO emotional that he can't express what he thinks. It's all about the emotion. I think the emotion comes across in his intonation on this one.