As much a fan as I am of Alain and Boz, the fact that Nevin wrote both this and 'You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side' definitely gives me the feeling that Morrissey dumped him as a co-songwriter far too quickly. Even if he only ended up contributing a couple of songs per album, we might still have got a few classics along the way.
Oh I disagree. Tomorrow is a fantastic ending. I Know is the end of the movie, Tomorrow is the rock song over the end credits as you're getting up to leave (I LOVE when albums do this.) It works perfectly for me and it fits the feel of the rest of the album really well. After all these up tempo rock songs with a lot of wit and character studies and distractions, we end on one about just how damn miserable he is with no bones about it, really. Also it's just an awesome song.
Actually, I can agree with the movie metaphor. I think it’s really the strongest argument for placing it second to last. I’ve thought about it myself from time to time, but ultimately leaned more towards that having it as a closer would be better. But I’m not sure that’s the best way. You make a strong point!
Yeah, this sounds like it would have been a good fit for Morrissey. If nothing else, Nevin's songs might have made for stronger b-sides than what we got from Your Arsenal's singles. Aside from "Let the Right One Slip In," I don't recall too many standouts.