Magical track & one of my all time favourites. A slow plodder with wonderful lyrics, & vocals. Love it.
Thanks must also go to Andy Rourke for this one. 'Evil people prosper over the likes of you and me, always'
'Twas ever thus.
A fine flipside, I liked from the very beginning. Morrissey's voice is so fragile and irresistible here. The classic Blues chords, the metaphorical lyrics and Andy Rourke's songwriting skills make it even more vulnerable.
If you first heard this song on Bona Drag, it might not have stood out amongst more accessible tracks. However, as a b-side on "Ouija Board," I think it held its ground well. The song risks delving into dirgy territory... but somehow it's rescued from that. It's Morrissey at his pensive and contemplative best... a song that made perfect sense at the time but can't imagine him doing now. 8.5/10