El ex The Smith se caracteriza por escribir de manera única y directa, frases salidas de un corazón triste pero lleno de emotividad. Sus composiciones dieron pie a generaciones de músicos que tomaron su mensaje y lo llevaron a un género del rock, representado por bandas como Radiohead, Suede y Oasis.
Esta son las mejores frases escondidas en algunas de las canciones que marcan la presencia de Morrissey y The Smiths, en la música mundial.
This Charming Man (The Smiths en 1983) – “I would go out tonight but I haven´t got a stitch to wear. This man said "it´s gruesome, that someone so handsome should care".
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths 1986) – “And if a double-decker bus crashes into us to die by your side, such a heavenly way to die”.
Panic (The Smith 1986) – “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed DJ, because the music that they constantly play it says nothing to me about my life”.
I Started Something I Couldn´t Finish (The Smiths 1987) – “I started something and I forced you to a zone, and you were clearly never meant to go. Hair brushed and parted, typical me”.
Suedehead (1988) - I´m so very sickened, Oh, I am so sickened now. It was a good lay, good lay, it was a good lay, good lay”.
Interesting Drug (1989) "There are some bad people on the rise, they´re saving their own skins by ruining other people´s lives. Bad, bad people on the rise".
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (1994) “I will creep into your thoughts, like a bad debt that you can´t pay. Take the easy way and give in, yeah, and let me in”.
Every Day Is Like sunday (1998) - "Come, armageddon, come. Everyday is like sunday, Everyday is a silent and grey".
First of the Gang To Die (2004) – “And you have never been in love, until you have seen the dawn rise behind the home for the blind”.
Let me kiss you (2004) – “Close your eyes and think of someone you physically admire and let me kiss you”.