"Good Looking Man About Town" as written by Steven Morrissey and Alain Gordon Whyte....
I'm not running away
I'm running to
Corruption of the spirit isn't in it
For a good looking man about town

Are you afraid of someone alive?
Are you feeling heartbroken
Because you'll never be mistaken for a
Good looking man about town?

You got your degree
Then you flew to Mars
But you still feel wretched 'cause
You'll never be naked with a
Good looking man about town

Are you afraid of someone alive?
Are you scared to death
Of even looking at the flesh of a
Good looking man about town?

Hear the gang say
Marry me, marry me

On the midnight street
No moon and no stars
No one around to calm you down
And to soften the stings to my heart

The dream is sand in my hands
The dream becomes sand in my hands


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"Good Looking Man About Town" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte Steven Morrissey

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    My InterpretationClearly about ''a wretched man', who feels empty, even after he ''got his degree, and flew to Mars'' (which is clearly some sort of escapism here). He seems to be scared of love (''you'll never be naked with a good looking man''), because he has bad experiences (no one ever ''mistook him for as good looking man''). What's interesting is that in the bridge Moz suddenly switches the perspective, in a pretty smart way:
    The ''On the midnight street/No moon and no stars/No one around to calm you down''-part could be both about someone else or the narrator himself. But you still think it's about the other someone, because well, the rest of the song was. And then he sings:
    ''And to soften the stings to MY heart''
    Which makes the bridge-part really about the narrator himself. He then goes further in that way:
    ''The dream is sand in my hands
    The dream becomes sand in my hands''
    Reinton March 26, 2010   Link

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