Song Lyric Spotlight: Girl Least Likely To


Today’s Song Lyric Spotlight is: “Girl Least Likely To” (full lyrics) by Morrissey.

The song came out as a B-side on the single, “November Spawned a Monster” but I heard it first on the compilation album: My Early Burglary Years.

The song begins:

How many times have I been around?
Recycled papers paving the ground
Well she lives for the written word
And people come second, or possibly third

Besides that line, which I find particularly clever, the entire tone of the song combines both pity and scorn for the titular girl, an unsuccessful songwriter.

At Dave Folstad’s suggestion after my first Song Lyric Spotlight, I gave “Education”, by the Kinks a listen and was going to post about it but I realized he’d already covered it better than I could here: Education – In a deep dark jungle…..lived a lonesome caveman.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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