Monday, September 02, 2019
My Music Monday
So today should be a working song, no? Yes.
I immediately went in my mind (a scary scary place) to the Smiths with "Work is a Four Letter Word". The song was part of a B-side compilation from Warner Bros. Songs that were never the A-side of a single.
So that phrasing alone should tell you how much I'm dating myself.
As I went to go look for a YouTube clip for this, I got ejumicated (well kind of) about the song: it's not a Smith's song. Not originally. Shock!
Cilla Black did it originally in 1968. I only know her vaguely though references to the Beatles and I think a fleeting reference on AbFab.
The Smiths leave off the first few opening lines which were female singer bent that couldn't really be adjusted by just changing a pronoun.
The song fits well into the band's image. It's not quite as dour as some Morrissey tunes, but like "You Just Haven't Earned it Yet, Baby", it has a fun upbeat that makes you not think of the lyrics being well.......the Smiths.
For my U.S. peeps, enjoy the 3-day weekend.