We finish up the S section with this Morrissey/Farrell composition, a B-side from the single of "I Just Want To See the Boy Happy" - released in December 2006.
What do we think of this one?
Prefer the official b-side version.
The sounds really mirror the words
with the far off, dreamy, yearning vibe.
Though, would have been nice if there was more of a melding of both versions. A little bit of structure coming in around the ‘how I feel in my mind, and how I am in the world, they are oceans apart’ line (what a beautiful line ), maybe some piano, hand percussion, and cymbal washes rising up through the soup of strangeness at that point in the piece would have sealed its perfection for me.
There’s some good things in the Farrell version, especially with Morrissey’s voice being dryer, more intimate. But I think we have enough ‘sad Morrissey piano songs’ and I wouldn’t be surprised if Morrissey saw this, and was happier with the stranger version that came about through the frustration of getting it to work in the studio.