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Other peoples lives

Park the car at the side of the road, you should know
time's tide will smother you and I will too
when you laugh about people who feel so very lonely
their only desire is to die, well I'm afraid, it doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh but that joke isn't funny anymore
it's too close to home and it's too near the bone
it's too close to home and it's too near the bone
more than you'll ever know

It was dark as I drove the point home
and on cold leather seats well, it suddenly struck me
I just might die with a smile on my face after all

I've seen this happen in other people's
lives and now it's happening in mine

Morrissey

Other peoples lives

Park the car at the side of the road, you should know
time's tide will smother you and I will too
when you laugh about people who feel so very lonely
their only desire is to die, well I'm afraid, it doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh but that joke isn't funny anymore
it's too close to home and it's too near the bone
it's too close to home and it's too near the bone
more than you'll ever know

It was dark as I drove the point home
and on cold leather seats well, it suddenly struck me
I just might die with a smile on my face after all

I've seen this happen in other people's
lives and now it's happening in mine

Morrissey

comments (35)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 20 Dec 2006, 00:33
Interesting, different style you have been showing these past few days, this for me is my favourite so far, apologies cause I never read poems, I find them way too intellectual for a simpleton like me grin

Suby
Mal: You're no simpleton Subster! grin We just have different tastes in images but that is what makes the world go round. We all learn and develope our own styles and likes as we bump into each other along the way. Mal
Yes, Yes, Yes!...not the band, incedentally!
Mal: So! You hate the image but love the smiths then Dave! wink wink wink Mal
I have looked like that before. I have felt like that before. I also had trees and clouds flying out of my head. Mmmmmmm... may be they were flying in...
Mal: Hmmm! So you are a thinker Samira? I like this! Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 20 Dec 2006, 01:39
I cannot think who this image reminds me of whether it is Doisneau or Cartier-Bresson. Absolutely beatiful shot and i like the feeling of movement and melancholy and now i can't stop humming this song either. Since there are these new scoring scales appearing around shutter at present i give this one 24 stubbies out a carton of 24 christmas beers.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 20 Dec 2006, 01:41
I cannot think who this image reminds me of whether it is Doisneau or Cartier-Bresson. Absolutely beatiful shot and i like the feeling of movement and melancholy and now i can't stop humming this song either. Since there are these new scoring scales appearing around shutter at present i give this one 24 stubbies out of a carton of 24 christmas beers.
Mal: I accept your Stubbies Neal and thank you! Just paid my Aussie visa, what a rip off!
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 20 Dec 2006, 03:58
Another beauty, Mal. I like the catchlight in his eyes. He has such a far away and teary eyed look. The combination of that, the general contemplative feel of this photo, and then the lyrics leave me with a deep sense of poignancy. I love when an image moves beyond the realm of the ordinary into the extraordinary and imaginative. Well done!
Mal: I could listen to you all day Suzanne, thank you for that lovely comment. You may not approve of tomorrows! Hee hee. Mal
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2006, 04:53
There is quite a lot of interesting stuff under that rock of yours. This is a powerful image.
Mal: Hey Martin, plenty of room under this rock! Shocker tomorrow. Mal
  • Frank
  • 20 Dec 2006, 06:30
Very nice picture with a very nice mood in it. Beautifull.
Mal: Thank you Frank. All the best. Mal
An original potrait and a cool black and white... for me, it's an invitation to travel, to take a train or a car and... go... see the landscapes through the window, be in movement... I love this picture.
Mal: Thank you Florence, you were the first to spot that it was a train. Mal
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 20 Dec 2006, 07:51
It conveys immense sadness to me, beautifully composed and preented
Mal: As ususal, you are the first to spot the meaning of the image Simon. There is a story behind this image but I shall not bore you with it now. Mal
Creative, very creative. smile
Mal: Thank you very much. Mal
  • paul
  • 20 Dec 2006, 08:29
wow Mal - one of your best, and that's saying something
Mal: Thank you Paul. It gets weird tomorrow! Mal
  • Louis
  • 20 Dec 2006, 08:49
The malster on another level. I can't get to the point of 'the best' as they are all different but this is an excellent blog.

I think nev can go pick up some xtra stubbies in the park to add to the 24.
Mal: I'm glad to have you comment on this blog louis, I very much appreciate you taking the time to do so. Nev owes me loads of stubbies!! wink Mal
Well, well (abnor)Mal. You have really outdone yourself today. This is a simply stunning image that can convey so many things to so many people. I think my optometrist got it right,my eyes are getting used to this now!! Have a wonderful day mate, many regards, Neil.
Mal: Thank you Neil, something a little different but similar tomorrow! Mal
  • Urv
  • California
  • 20 Dec 2006, 10:42
Very nice. Although I'm curious how you shot this and the lyrics don't explain that.
Mal: Hey Urv. This was shot on a rail carriage, the image that you see is her reflection in the window of the train, I was sitting opposite. There is a story behind the lyrics that I would not publish! Mal
  • jose
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Dec 2006, 10:58
It's Sarah Moon whom I'm reminded of though she does mostly colour and I love it.
Mal: Hey Jose, I'm a big fan of her work! Mal
great idea with the shutter speed
Mal: Thank you Chantal. Mal
  • Jamey
  • 20 Dec 2006, 12:41
Well caught, nice feeling to it.
Mal: Thank you Jamey. Mal
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
  • 20 Dec 2006, 13:18
A fantastic shot, very contemplative. In your top 5 shots, I think.
Great lyrics too - my favourite Smiths song in fact. The Smiths were the first band I went to see, 85'ish I think, meat is murder tour, supported by an absolutely rubbish James. Brings back memories. ...I've just had to put the song on in fact (one of the benefits of working from home).
Great series. Also just thought, heard on the radio that the winner of X-factor was born in 85 - that really makes me feel old..
Mal: Do not talk to me about old SL, I own that phrase! I hope you played some more smiths tracks to! Mal
this is definitely my favourite series of yours.

a very ghostly pic today
Mal: Thank you Russell, ghostly tomorrow to. Mal
I have not seen any thing like this before, it simply a great image.
Mal: Thank you Dee, hope your not offended by the post tomorrow! Mal
  • shiv
  • India
  • 20 Dec 2006, 14:57
very spooky...!
wonderful shot....
as for my band,well i have my 12th grade exams soon so all thats on hold for now,here,in india your 12th grade results pretty much SOLELY determine your future,as that helps you get into a good college,and if i dont get a 90% a decent college in my hometown is out of the question.....
other than that we cover vintage rock,and well i personally love funk/jazz and some progressive rock.....
Mal: So do you like Rush?
Time travelling, memory picture postcard.

Beautiful. Would love to see it as a large print.
Mal: Thank you Josie. I print so few images these days! Mal
that's very nice my friend !!! so no more somke ? that's good, quiting smoking is the best thing you could have done !!! smile
Mal: It may be a little too smokey for your taste tomorrow my friend! Mal
my fave till now....this one is brillaint!
Mal: Hee hee, thank you Master. Mal
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Dec 2006, 17:49
another work of photographic wizardry (- is that a word Mal?), are you a wizard really Mal?? - somethin kinda supernatural looking in this photo - never seen anything like it before mate...

The guy there, who incidently looks 'Harry Potter'esque'(just add some rounded spectacles), looks like he is viewing the world from a window of some carraige and the effect is like his thoughts are pouring from his brain through the back of his head and flowing off as the carraige is moving fast. Was the subject moving I'd like to know?

made me think a bit this....

great work Mal.

no comment on morrisey...

~ Rob.
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Dec 2006, 17:55
meant to comment that this guy also looks like Frodo the Hobbit, thinking about hsi beloved lands of the Shire...(another link to the wizard theory)..

~ Rob
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Dec 2006, 18:03
then theres Malwalker - the contempory intergalactic one, also associated with magic, and you did post yourself defying gravity once...

this is all coming together nicely Mal..

"mal" in the dictionary = 'combining form'.

~ Rob.
Mal: Hee hee! Hey Rob, I shall answer all three comments in one reply!

1. You are correct, I was trying to capture a mood!
2. If you want Harry Potter, then have a look tomorrow, you have inspired me!
3. I'm a moody git anyway, so I love stuff like this!
4. Things pouring from the brain, I had a conversation with this person and yes, thats what happened.

All the best Rob. Mal
WOW! Really impressive Mal.
Mal: Why are you blogging mate? You should be having fun on holls!
Meanwhile I'm photoblogging tomorrow.
I'm not a Morrissey fan, but I like this work Mal - well framed smile
Mal: Thank you Chris, it gets weird tomorrow! Mal
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2006, 23:38
Nice one Mal smile
impressive...impressive......impressive....Mal: congratulations.
A very spooky shot, you are in a rich vein at the moment Mal. And we are being educated at the same time. I have to confess that I am not a great one for lyrics.

I think it has something to do with being exposed to popular music during a period "do waa di de" was about as adventurous as lyrics got.
  • Ngozi
  • 6 Jan 2007, 06:54
... looks like a still right out of Harry Potter!

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