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LUMPENPROLETARIAT—Of course, the bride need not be female.  Perhaps, this contribution by Morrissey may be interpreted as an argument for the polyamorous movement, of which Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are notable examples.  The old cliche was of the man-hating dyke.  We trust this isn’t simply the male iteration.

In this dirge-like plea, Morrissey reflects, not only on the Veblenian condemnation of the trophy wife, but the very desire to be one as well.  Like his latest album cover, the artist seems to question whether it’s possible, ultimately, to teach an old dog new tricks.

—Messina

Kick the Bride Down the Aisle” (2014) by Morrissey

Kick the bride down the aisle
And make no mistake
It’s the best you can do for everyone’s sake

Kick the bride down the aisle
And treasure the day
I know so much more than I’m willing to say

She just wants a slave
To break his back in pursuit of a living wage
So, that she can laze and graze
For the rest of her days
Write down every word I say

Kick the bride down the aisle
In a mudslide of gloom
She’ll order you to tidy your room

Kick the bride down the aisle
Look at that cow in the field
It knows more than your bride knows now

She just wants a slave
To break his back in pursuit of a living wage
So, that she can laze and graze
For the rest of her days
Write down every word I say

You’re that stretch of the beach
That the tide doesn’t reach
No meaning, no reason
The lonely season

Kick the bride down the aisle
And treasure the day

 Songwriter: MORRISSEY, STEVEN / TOBIAS, JESSE ALEJANDRO

“Kick the Bride Down the Aisle” lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (or Artemis Muziekuitgeverij B.V.)

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PITCHFORK—(9 JUNE 2014) One of the Mozziest song titles in quite a while has got to be “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle”, a track off Morrissey‘s upcoming World Peace Is None of Your Business. Stream a live recording of the song above, via Consequence of Sound. He’s already shared the title track, “Istanbul”, and “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet”. The record is out July 15 on Harvest.

Learn more at PITCHFORK.

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We may recall another British icon’s ruminations, similarly, intimating toward polyamory:

This Is A Lie” by The Cure

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N.B.:

On time management:

This article was published whilst waiting for an automotive wheel alignment at the Sears Auto Center/Somersville Mall in Antioch, California.  Of course, one could be studying calculus, looking for more wages or profits, or studying economics.  Priorities.  Right?

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[Last modified 13:11 PDT  26 MAY 2015]

[“Morrissey World Peace Album Art” by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia]

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