Continuing the celebration of national poetry month and my tribute to the music of 1984 I present lyrics from The Smiths debut album. Yes – The Smiths debuted in 1984! Are we beginning to see the abundance of musical gifts 1984 bestowed upon us?
on a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet?
When in this charming car
this charming man
Why pamper life’s complexity
when the leather runs so smooth on the passenger seat?
I would go out tonight
but I haven’t got a stitch to wear
This man said, ‘it’s gruesome
that someone so handsome should care”