November Spawned a Monster

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About November Spawned a Monster

"November Spawned a Monster" is a song by Morrissey. It was released as a single in 1990. It was written by Morrissey and Clive Langer. It also features one of Morrissey's former colleagues from The Smiths, Andy Rourke. It reached number 12 in the British chart. The track is one of Morrissey's personal favourites, and has been played live many times by the singer. It along with its b-side "He Knows I'd Love to See Him" appears on the compilation album Bona Drag. The song tackles the plight of the disabled, an unusual subject matter for a pop single. As ever with Morrissey the tone and sentiments are riddled with ambiguity. His use of words such as 'monster' and 'twisted' creates a strange mix of revulsion, sympathy and black comedy, all used to enlighten, and disturb, the audience. By forcing the ambivalent persona of tormentor and saviour, Morrissey forces the listener to confront their own prejudices head on." The song is quoting Les Chants de Maldoror (Chant 2, verse 7), in which a hermaphrodite perceives himself as a monster and dreams of love. 


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2005
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Sleep on and dream of love 
Because it's the closest you will 
Get to love 
Poor twisted child 
So ugly, so ugly 
Poor twisted child 
Oh hug me, oh hug me 
One November 
Spawned a monster 
In the shape of this child 
Who later cried : 

But Jesus made me, so 
Jesus save me from 
Pity, sympathy 
And people discussing me
A frame of useless limbs 
What can make good 
All the bad that's been done ? 

And if the lights were out 
Could you even bear 
To kiss her full on the mouth 
(or anywhere?) 

Oh, poor twisted child 
So ugly, so ugly 
Poor twisted child 
Oh hug me, oh hug me 
One November 
Spawned a monster 
In the shape of this child 
Who must remain 
A hostage to kindness 
And the wheels underneath her 
A hostage to kindness 
And the wheels underneath her 

A symbol of where mad, mad lovers 
Must pause and draw the line. 
So sleep and dream of love 
Because it's the closest 
You will get to love 
That November 
Is a time 
Which I must 
Put out of my mind 

Oh, one fine day 
Let it be soon 
She won't be rich or beautiful 
But she'll be walking your streets 
In the clothes that she went out 
And chose for herself.

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Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988's Viva Hate entered the UK albums chart at number one. Widely regarded as an important innovator in indie music, Morrissey has been described by music magazine NME as "one of the most influential artists ever", and The Independent has stated "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime".Pitchfork Media has called him "one of th… more »

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Written by: CLIVE LANGER, STEVE MORRISSEY

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