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The Smiths: This Night Has Opened My Eyes Meaning

This Night Has Opened My Eyes Lyrics

In a river the colour of lead
Immerse a baby's head
Wrap her up in the News Of The World
Dump her on a doorstep, girl
This night has opened my eyes
And I will never sleep again

You kicked and cried like a bullied child
A grown man of...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th, 1:03pm report


    I feel as thought its a story about a woman who has had an abortion and its talking about the things the child could have been on lines, "she could have been a poet, she could have been a fool".



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    anonymous
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    Sep 17th, 2019 9:11pm report


    I think its two different stories. The first one is when he says "in a river the color of lead, immerse the baby's head", it's a mother killing her baby because she can't take care of it. The second line when it states " wrap her up in the news of the world, dump her on a doorstep,girl" is another story with the same ending. Her mother told her the stuff that was happening in the world, as though her,the baby, could understand. The mother then drops the baby off at a 25 year old man's house, whom she doesn't know. "She could've been a poet or she could've been a fool" means if the baby wasn't drowned/ given away, the baby could've been either successful, or be raised by a bad parent. "Oh, you did a good thing/ oh, you did a bad thing" is both the mothers deciding if it was the right thing to do or not."And I'm not happy, and I'm not sad" portrays that the mothers don't regret what they did, but they feel bad for it.



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    RaeOfMagick
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    Jan 11th, 2019 1:33pm report


    A metaphor for child neglect and abuse, perhaps the child passed away and that's why "she could've been a poet".



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2014 6:48am report


    It is either abortion
    Or Jesus Christ...
    Knowing Morrissey, it's one of those.




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