Why I love The Smiths and Morrissey
Hello friends! I am close to 7,000 followers which is absolutely amazing and I thank all of you. I thought I would get a little personal with you here tonight about why I love The Smiths and Morrissey’s music and what it means to me. I first found The Smiths music when I was at a very low point in my life, I was severely depressed and felt very alone. I was reckless and didn’t care much for myself or my own future. I remember one of the first nights I began truly listening to the lyrics within their music, I broke down in tears and cried for hours. I could hear pain and passion in Morrissey’s voice that I had never heard before and it spoke to me in so many ways. I was also a very strange and not very well liked child. I had learning disabilities that made me different and was made fun of them for years. I hated school for many years, so when I heard The Smiths and songs like The Headmaster Ritual they spoke so truly to much of the anxiety I had towards schooling. So many of The Smiths and Morrissey’s songs make me feel happy, even though they aren’t songs others would normally call happy, quite the opposite actually. The reason for this being that depression, in all of its many forms and facets, is something that when spoken about in a way that helps me emotionally embrace that part of myself that I may have to live with for the rest of my life, gives me hope. There are so many people in the world that suffer from depression and anything that can be used to comfort or ease the pain, very much like The Smiths and Morrissey are to me, are invaluable and amazing. Thank you if you stuck around to the end of this and I apologize if there are any grammatical errors, grammar never was my strongest subject. Please feel free to share with me why you love something or someone in your life that makes you happy or brings you comfort. Stay charming my followers!