In Girl Afraid we see that traditional gender roles hinder understanding and contact between two people who like each other. Here we see that traditional gender roles should be disposed of,, in order for people to trully understand themselves and each other.
There was an error. I've always thought Morrissey is implying this too. DrBubble on March 02, General Comment This is obviouisly based on teenage angst- 'Throw your homework onto the fire' and the anger that they go thru 'Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear And don't go home tonight' Charlotte-Molko on July 08, Link. No Replies Log in to reply.
General Comment I think this song refers to Sheilagh Delany, who's on the cover of "louder than bombs". Morissey seems to be slightly obssesed about her and the movie "a touch of honey" that she scripted.
Interesting enougth this film is about a teenage pregnant girl and her realationship with a young gay man. Birdy on December 04, Link. General Comment Well, I can see that no-one else has yet had this reading, but what I get from this song isn't so much about the narrator being inlove with the girl. Rather, I'm hearing a slightly older [but still young] narrator telling this prodigy-esque young woman who is spouting nihlistic veiws that while she's right that the world is a pretty drafty place, she should try and find her youthful joy while she can.
General Comment drop everything and go to your lover prue4ever on October 28, Link. General Comment I don't know if anyone will agree with me, but I always understood this song to be a sort of feminist cry. If you listen to what the words mean, they're saying, "Do what's unexpected! Don't just follow with what you're 'supposed' to do, be a change.
She is "not always glad", which means she isn't just satisfied with what she is and what she will become, she wants more, she wants to be more. Then in the end, when it says, "I'm a girl and you're a boy", I think it's supposed to mean that our gender doesn't matter, whether I'm a girl or you are, whether you're a boy or I am, we're the same, and we can be happy together "Off we stride".
General Comment I think this song is about someone who has been stung by love and is apprehensive about getting close to anyone else as a result. I think he is telling the girl in question that she isnt wrong to feel hurt but is still encouraging her to get back in the saddle and move on with her life I sat in the bar and literally cried in my beer while I watched hangwire13 on August 12, Link.
General Comment This song is about, a boy who simply loves a girl, and wants nothing more than to be with her, 'throw your homework onto the fire', 'don't go home tonight'. My View anyway : jmarr on August 12, Link.
General Comment Why he said to Sheila "take a bow"? What it means is this case? LilianV on October 23, Link. Well this makes perfect sense if he wrote the song as a tribute to Shelagh Delaney.
He's showing respect for her work, hence, "take a bow. The line, "how can someone so young sing words so sad" seems to be talking about her since she wrote "A Taste of Honey" when she was only The single's cover features transgender actress Candy Darling on the set of the film Women in Revolt. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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