It made it to the white label test pressing stage and approximately stock copies of the single were manufactured. The title alludes to the slogan " Workers of the world, unite! During a interview with Shaun DugganMorrissey said of the song: "[It does] not literally mean picking up a loaf of bread or a watch and sticking it in your coat pocket.
It's more or less spiritual shoplifting, cultural shoplifting, taking things and using them to your own advantage. Rex song " Children of the Revolution ". A music video produced for the song was directed by Tamra Davis. The single's sleeve features a photograph of a young Elvis Presley that was taken by James R. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The interpretation about intellectual property makes sense, especially if Shoplifters Of The World Unite - The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite man said so in an interview though I never read that interview.
My interpretation is that the song is a comment about Capitalism. For Browning, love is pure and free flowing and someone can effortlessly count the ways they love another person. Shoplifters Of The World Unite - The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite Morrissey's world, you need to learn to love Capitalism and manufacture or 'assemble' the ways to love it. I agree with the posters that Morrissey consciously echoes the Marxist Manifesto- Workers of the World Unite- in the song's chorus.
Capitalistic society should be torn down because they make plans to go to war " I think this interpretation makes sense in light of the 87 Record Mirror interview snippet that someone else posted where Morrissey mentions the absurdity that someone goes to prison for shoplifting, but not for making nuclear weapons.
No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment reading everything morrissey writes as a metaphor for his sexuality is homophobic. General Comment no it isn't about shoplifters and shirtlifters at all. I have an interview with Morrissey where he says that what he means is intellectual shoplifting, taking other peoples great art and words and using them to your own advantage. Flag youallarefuckingstupid on September 25, General Comment Im afraid, Morrissey in an interview said this song is indeed about stealing peoples ideas and art and passing it off as their own.
Hence the cover of the single, a young I Cant Stop Loving - Various - De Wereld Draait Door Recordings Vol.
2 Presley Sure the gay connotations cant be denied in this song, but the lyrics do indeed go beyond that. By the way, every master was oneday an apprentice.
And mainly in music, I believe, copying and inspiration are very commonplace. In pop music it's even more. Yeah, I had never thought about this song through this perspective, but it makes sense Flag Willot on June 14, General Comment I completely agree that this song is open to multiple interpretations.
So I don't really disagree with anyone. Morrissey writes on a large range of issues and part of his genious is his ability to blend multiple issues and meanings into the same song. So many times one can interpret a song one way if you exaggerate the importance of one or two lines, and downplay other lines. Personally, this song has always meant something a little different to me.
I always Shoplifters Of The World Unite - The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite it was about alienation for any number of reasons. The last lines coming after a major change in the pace of the song are "I tried to live in the real world, instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began.
Shoplifters of the world unite is a reference to Marx who used the idea of alienation as a concept of what happens to the laborer in a capitalist society, where the capitalist essentially steals the fruits of the workers labor and gives a small wage in return, thus alienating the laborer from his labor The Half Click Project - From Cali To Vegas well as other laborers.
Naturally there are other examples First Lessons In Love - Sybil - Sybilization alienation in the song like the common claim of references to homosexuality.
Also "workers of the world unite" is a call to arms, to unite and change the world. Nos avise. Recomendar Twitter. Playlists relacionadas. Mais acessados. Todos Rock Gospel Sertanejo Mais. Tudo OK part. Aplicativos e plugins. Mobile Android iPhone Windows Phone. Desktop Google Chrome Windows 8.
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