Romance is dead
January 29, 2007
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Could this be the worst album ever? Don’t even get me started on the Valentine’s Day tie-in – I have a whole other post to blast that one to smithereens – but look at that crap. Apart from the dodgy choices (Pulp excepted) it’s not even been put together by someone who knows what they’re talking about. There She Goes? Possibly the best known song about heroin this side of anything by Babyshambles. Chasing Rainbows? Tiny Tears? Read the bloody lyrics, they’re depressing songs! Olympian? Great track, but I do recall Martin Rossiter claiming it was about a gay relationship, citing "Give me something I can hold / With that something I will grow" as proof; perhaps the most tenuous reference to gay sex ever.
Anyway, a couple of the people on Comment is Free have the right idea: the most romantic song in the world is The Smiths’ There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Fact.