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  • bingbongbilly

    Love the Viva Hate album and this track in particular.

    11 Mar 17:22 Rispondi
  • JerryZola25

    one of the masters of music

    6 Ott 2012 Rispondi
  • the_raytownian

    People who can legitimately perceive this song as racist confound me. I mean, you might be able to convince yourself of a lot of stupid things (or at least convince other people that you legitimately believe the stupid things you claim to bleieve) if you're a lawyer or a tabloid journalist or (even worse) reader, but I didn't realize so many Moz fans were any of those things.

    24 Mar 2012 Rispondi
  • Rapha_rsd92

    Life is hard enough when you belong here... [3]

    15 Mar 2012 Rispondi
  • sunheadbowed

    He was born in Manchester. That makes him English.

    15 Nov 2011 Rispondi
  • ativke

    he's not racist he's irish

    13 Mag 2011 Rispondi
  • narci91

    @catalony: He had ran out of good ideas? Ha, don't make me laugh. Oh, oops. I think I actually laughed already.

    4 Apr 2011 Rispondi
  • narci91

    @Smithslover1: True! Only people who could call this song racist don't know a thing about his own background.

    4 Apr 2011 Rispondi
  • sibss

    life is hard enough when you belong here [2]

    12 Mar 2011 Rispondi
  • lauren12_JBS

    Foolishly on first listen I dismissed this I can't get it out of my fucking head...

    13 Dic 2010 Rispondi
  • Smithslover1

    I am Bengali and have been born and bred in England. I love Morrissey, and don't think this is a racist song, it's just how Morrissey sings from different people's points of views. And also he is the son of Irish immigrants, so we're kind of in the same boat. Anyway I think this song is great

    28 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • kida86

    This isn't a racist song at all...

    19 Ago 2010 Rispondi
  • dannymcbiz

    i agree with MachineOfaDream

    27 Lug 2010 Rispondi
  • oyveychris

    Oy, why the controversy people? It's a great song.

    9 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • MachineOfaDream

    I never bought that this song is racist. I always took it to be giving a voice to a depressed person who is baffled how someone who wasn't even born there is attempting to fit in when the he himself can't even fit in having lived his whole life there. The underlying idea isn't supposed to be that people should discriminate against the Bengali.

    10 Apr 2010 Rispondi
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    21 Nov 2009 Rispondi
  • bsimpson1972

    Okay! I calmed down.... What fucking part of: He's the child of immigrants as well do you not fucking understand???

    26 Set 2009 Rispondi
  • bsimpson1972

    OMG! I can't even believe that this fake debate is still going on....

    26 Set 2009 Rispondi
  • midk

    Re: Racism ---- Moz: "There are many people who are so obsessed wtih racism that one can't mention the word Bengali; it instantly becomes a racist song, even if you're saying, Bengali, marry me. But I still can't see any silent racism there." "Not even with the line, "Life is hard enough when you belong here"?" "Well, it is, isn't it?" "True, but that implies that Bengalis don't belong here, which isn't a very global view of the world." "In a sense it's true. And I think that's almost true for anybody. If you went to Yugoslavia tomorrow, you'd probably feel that you didn't belong there."

    19 Lug 2009 Rispondi
  • catalony

    It's mildly racist in the sense he's saying the 'Bengali' doesn't 'belong here'. A chequered song reflective of his solo career that doesn't diminish what he achieved wth the Smiths- in fact it just heightens the contrast. Obviously, by this stage he had run out of good lyric ideas.

    26 Mag 2009 Rispondi
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