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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Tuesday July 24th 2018 - Day 2505 - Blue Dreamers Eyes

Late yesterday evening, the Morrissey Central website posted a 'lost' studio track - Blue Dreamers Eyes. It is set to a video made by nephew, Sam using his own film footage - which includes some great previously unseen backstage material.



Here are the lyrics:

Blue Dreamers Eyes (Morrissey/Boorer)

I've done, I've been undone
And that's just the way it's gone
I've failed and failed
Jumped up again and failed again
Yet I look at the world through blue dreamers eyes, blue
And I wanna go somewhere where nobody knows me

I'm scum and I've always been scum
And that's just the way it's gone
I've failed and failed
Jumped up again and failed again
Yet I still look for love through blue dreamers eyes, blue
And I wanna go somewhere where nobody knows me

In a space under stone
Where do we go? Nobody knows
But when you stand at my grave
With your hands on your belly
Remember me and see I've only just started to live
I've only just started to live
Did you see, in a muslin shroud?
Did you see me, in a muslin shroud?
Did I make you feel proud?
Did I make you feel proud?

I'm scum and I've always been scum
That's how the wheel's spun
I've failed and failed
Jump up again and fail

Blue dreamers eyes, oh
Blue dreamers eyes
And I wanna go somewhere where nobody knows me
Oh no oh, oh yeah, ah ah oh, oh yeah, ah oh
Oh yeah, ah ah oh, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah 

Blue Dreamers Eyes is an instantly enjoyable song, with some clever lyrics, lots of strings and some classic Boz Boorer guitar playing. I am particularly intrigued by the line, "When you stand at my grave with your hands on your belly" - Why hands on belly? The one person who might stand at a grave holding their belly could be a mother, remembering that she once carried that person inside her. Is this what Morrissey means? Does he expect that his mother will outlive him? Or perhaps the person holding their belly is someone whose belly has been 'well fed' thanks to the efforts of the person who has died.

Most people are presuming the song is written from the first person, and it quite possibly is, but I have another theory, and it involves a 'coincidence'.

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Before I write about this latest 'coincidence', let me first remind FTM readers about another 'coincidence' which is also related to this 'lost' recording. At the end of November last year, Morrissey (as Morfessa) tweeted that, "hidden recordings may surface oh so soon" - will anyone relate that tweet to the emergence of Blue Dreamers Eyes and the other 'lost' song By The Time I Get To Wherever I'm Going, which emerged three months ago? No, of course not....except, of course, for you few deluded souls who read this blog and are involved with this ridiculous story of lies.....but they weren't lies, they weren't lies, they weren't lies.


So, now to the new 'coincidence'. Late on Saturday night I retweeted (using the BRS account) a video of footballer, George Best. I then signed off for the night by playing Lost by Morrissey on The Wrong Arms jukebox. Twenty four hours later a 'lost' song is released and it's about a blue-eyed dreamer. George Best was very well known for his blue eyes, so could the timing of this 'lost' song possibly be Morrissey's way of telling us that it is about George, or is the timing a genuine coincidence?



Blue Dreamers Eyes also has a lyric about the dreamer being "scum", which again could well be Morrissey describing himself, but a number of years ago; when Best was still alive, there was an interesting article written about him in the G**rdian regarding alcoholism, which had the following passage:

"Gorgeous George - a man who has lived about six lives and done bad things in all of them. Despite this, his wife, his family and most of the people in this country still love him and cherish the memory of the oldest George. George the footballer. He'll know all that when he drinks, but that won't stop him because the person who hates him most is, actually, in charge. This is the person who accepts drinks on his behalf from strangers. This is the person who thinks George Best is nothing more than scum - and it's this person who tells him when to take a drink and when to keep on walking. This person is George Best himself. This George, who drinks even though he has pills stitched into the lining of his stomach to make him vomit, and another man's transplanted liver."

Did Morrissey read that article about George Best and scum? Perhaps.



The one thing that doesn't support my theory about Blue Dreamers Eyes being about George Best is my own theory that the person with their hands on their belly at the graveside is his mother - George's mother died of alcohol related diseases in 1978, at the age of 55. If however the person with their hand on their belly is his ex-wife, Alex; who has certainly been 'well fed' on the back of being associated with George, then my theory still works.

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GEORGE BEST WITH HIS MOTHER, ANN


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GEORGE WITH FORMER WIFE, ALEX

As to whether or not Blue Dreamers Eyes is actually a 'lost' song is open for debate. As the song was listed on BMI AFTER the Low In High School songs, it would tend to suggest that it is, in fact, a recent song, which was most probably recorded at the same time as the LIHS songs. If that were the case, the use of the word 'lost' really could have been a nod to me playing Lost on Sunday night - Yes, I'm deluded, I know!

Another reason I like the idea of this song being about George Best is because of Morrissey's links with George - both Irish Blood, English Heart, both born May 22nd, both hounded by the media, both International Playboys, both idolised by hundreds of thousands, both split personalities, both like a drink. The list goes on and on. I dearly hope that Morrissey doesn't clock off at the same time as George - George was aged 59 when he died in 2005, on Friday November 25th. Morrissey is currently 59, but thankfully November 25th of this year is a Sunday, so it doesn't align.

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George Best was, as is well documented, Morrissey's favourite footballer - he even made mention of him as recently as last month whilst compiling his 'Let Downs and C**** England XI'.

No doubt I have been completely barking up the wrong tree with this George Best theory, but it has been a good excuse to write about one of the greatest players of a generation. I only ever got to see Best play once, in October 1976, for Fulham at Southampton. I was 10 years old, and very excited to be seeing this icon in the flesh - he got sent off! Perfect!



In other news, Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls is currently on tour in the UK to promote his book, and has been speaking very highly of Morrissey.

And now...... a chart - well, we haven't had one for a while. Due to a complete lack of interest, there was no chart countdown in The Arms.

THE WRONG ARMS CHART

1. BLUE DREAMERS EYES - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)

2. BY THE TIME I GET TO WHEREVER I'M GOING - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)

3. LOST (LIVE IN MILAN 1999) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

4. IN YOUR LAP - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

5. EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN LONDON 2018) + EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN MANCHESTER 2004) + EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (LIVE IN CHILE 2012) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

6. WILL NEVER MARRY (LIVE IN ATLANTA 2015) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

7. FRIDAY MOURNING - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

8. SUEDEHEAD (MAEL MIX) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)

9. GLAMOROUS GLUE - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

10.STAIRCASE AT THE UNIVERSITY - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)



11. ALMA MATTERS (LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD 2013) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

12. OBOE CONCERTO - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

13. TRUMPSHIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE (LIVE IN DENVER 2017) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

14. DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER (MONITOR MIX) - THE SMITHS (RE-ENTRY)

15. STILL ILL (LIVE ON 4MUSIC PRESENTS 2006) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)

16. ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE MUST FALL IN LOVE - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)

17. THERE WAS A TIME - T REX (NEW ENTRY)

18. SPEEDWAY (WITH SNIPPET OF THERE WAS A TIME IN THE PAUSE) (LIVE IN GRADO 2012) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)

19. ELENOR RIGBY - THE BEATLES (NEW ENTRY)

20. I'M NOT SORRY (LIVE IN LONDON 2018) - MORRISSEY (RE-ENTRY)




12 comments:

  1. So Ratty, I enjoyed reading your theory but I don't agree it's about Georgie Best. For me, it's autobiographical and as I said before, like all wonderful prose and poetry it's open to interpretations.

    Re the lines: 'But when you stand at my grave, with your hands on your belly' I wondered if it viewed the person on the grave as the consumer - someone fan who has consumed M's art, his lyrics, his words and their belly is full but all that is left is a grave, a memorial to stand on and recall memories.

    The alternative theory - M's mother clutching her belly where once her child kicked and was alive inside her is too awful for me to contemplate.

    Now, I rather like The Who. I really should've been a child and teenager of the swinging 60s or even the 70s. For me, the song has echoes of The Who's 'Behind blue eyes' which is one of my favourite Who tracks.

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes

    No one knows what it's like
    To be hated
    To be fated
    To telling only lies

    But my dreams
    They aren't as empty
    As my conscience seems to be

    I have hours, only lonely
    My love is vengeance
    That's never free

    I think it's written from the perspective of a perceived villain, or 'scum' even. Full of anger at what he sees around him which he tries to articulate. But he's always misunderstood, misinterpreted. He tries to do good or say things in a well meaning way but it always backfires.

    No one knows what it's like to be M and many deliberately misunderstand and misconstrue what he says.

    Just another theory for the pot!

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    1. We now know that it definitely isn't about George Best - I will write about this tomorrow. M has also told me today that I may be right about the person with their hand on their belly being his mother - more about that tomorrow too. I like the link to The Who song. You seem to have fully submerged yourself in our world. It's all so obvious once you open your eyes....but not many do.

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  2. Great blog entry snd interesting theories about a fantastic ”new” song. How does the Wrong Arms chart countdown work?

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    1. I usually countdown the Top 10 on Twitter on a Tuesday at 12.45 pm UK time, but no one was interested today. As to the chart itself, it tends to be songs that were played on The Wrong Arms jukebox over the course of the past seven days, but there are no hard and fast rules, and I make up the positions.....but don't tell anyone.

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  3. Blue dReamers eyeS
    It even has BLUE in the title. Is that a nod or a wink to the BRS, or have I got something in my eye?

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  4. How come Speedway with the shredder didn't find a place in the charts? Funniest thing I've seen all week.

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    1. It was bubbling under.....way under! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ8NVhwMsEs

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  5. great piece today colonel, I beat you on George, seen him a few times once in Deansgate when as a teen I walked in to his and Mike Sumerbees' shop and the other few times playing for united in 73' (against CITY of course) it sticks in my mind because in the derby at Maine Rd the referee Roger Kirkpatrick picked the ball up and shook it because George had been threatened by the IRA.. or maybe that was another game who knows with time, my mind plays terrible tricks sometimes.. as for the charts, I am really busy at the moment so cant always be around

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  6. Needless to say, I am one of the deluded souls that you referred to. As soon as I saw the new song that Sam posted, I remembered the title from the list of unreleased songs that you had discovered earlier, Rats. And what a treat to discover that Blue Dreamers Eyes is every bit as beguiling as its title had suggested it would be. I'm truly enthralled by this song and Sam's video, which so effectively captures the adoration of the fans. I desperately hope that we'll be able to hear some of the other unreleased songs from that list *fingers crossed*

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  7. Nice blog today Ratty. Very detailed about people I’ve never heard and good theories. I too remembered the song from the unreleased list and was going to label it “misplaced” instead of lost.
    What a besutiful song and charming video. One of my favorite lyrics “yet I still look for love through blie dreamers eyes...blue.” Don’t mind me, yesterday I was crying over my favorite Rod Stewart cover “Isn’t it Romantic.” I don’t recommend driving in rush hour listening to any love songs, it’s not an attractive look. Swollen eyes you can’t hide with glasses, smudged makeup, and loss of facial sunscreen if it’s not waterproof. Thus, Blue Dreamers Eyes is for home use only . Back to attractive things...Im looking forward to additional misplaced M songs from our lost track list.

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  8. Yes, I guess I am trying to hide . Shame is the name.
    I am pleased to see chat up & running again.
    I would like to join in, but my misfit/square peg round hole/fish out of water, traits are beating me.
    Please don't think me rude.

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  9. I'd like to offer my interpretation of the song. I always take things literally, so when I heard the words done, undone, scum, jumped up again and failed again, I think of someone who never gives up. Despite being slapped down repeatedly, he never gives up on people and love. When he is dead and buried, he hopes that we will know that what he did was straight from the heart. It was no coincidence that the song was paired with his time in Jakarta. I would bet that those fans don't read the Guardian or any of those hate rags. Jakarta is a prime example of how M should be treated. Oh...the hand on the belly line. I've only seen hands on fat bellies or pregnant bellies. My guess would be the fat leeches who will profit off his death.

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