"The Loop" as written by Steven Morrissey and Mark Edward Cascian Nevin....
I just want to say
I haven't been away
I'm still right here
Where I always was
So one day, if you're bored
By all means call
Because you can do
(But only if you want to)

I just want to say
I haven't been away
I am still right here
Where I always was
So one day, when you're bored
By all means call
Because you can do
But you might not get through


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"The Loop" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentI think he's trying to reach out for someone...but at the same time...wants the person to call, (to know he's still part of his/her psyche)..just so he can have the upper hand and not answer...:)
    enolfon March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn this song it seems Morrissey is pleading for some affection but doesn't want to seem too forceful with the pleading as it says in the 1st section "(Only if you want to)"
    um_bongoon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this probably sounds rather morbid but when Moz passes away i'm going to listen to this song and start crying my heart out when i hear this line...

    "I just wanna say
    I haven't been away
    I am still right here
    Where I always was"
    ShakespearesSisteron March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've posted before but another way you could look at this song is that, "The Loop" is what people call recent gossip, so if you are out of the loop you don't know the gossip. Here maybe Morrissey feels he is out of the loop and is asking for someone to get in touch and let him know the latest news, or maybe he just wants someone to talk to.
    um_bongoon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso continues the great man's obsession with the telephone.
    matthewallen5000on August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. These few comments pretty much summed up what I thought.

    Also listen to Ask- The Smiths
    Same topic. But its about telling the person. I guess this its the "callers" point of view.
    LeonDoon March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI imagine a young man maybe in his early 20s yearning for the attention and affection of another person whom he’s always had a crush on. “...I haven’t been away, I’m still right here where I always was”. This is referring to his emotions for that person. He likes her just as much now as he did before.
    What’s worse than when someone calls you only when they need something. Or only getting attention from someone when there is nobody else that person can call. Well the speaker is so in love with the other person that he’s willing to be her last resort. “So one day if you’re bored, by all means call”. I also imagine the speaker not having many friends and waiting by the phone for his love’s call but she never does because she’s so pretty and popular.

    I always imagine that time passes between the two verses.

    In the second verse the speaker runs into the love interest once again. This time they are both much older. Maybe her looks and popularity peeked in high school, and she’s no longer miss thang. By this time the speaker has grown up, maybe is successful in some way and is more confident but remains cordial. He’s basically telling his love interest that he still loves her “I’m still right here where I always was”. He once again tells his love interest to call when she’s not doing anything. But this time, if and when she calls she might not get through, hence because now he’s successful and popular and may not have the time to spend with her. Things have turned a loop. Sort of like in the movie “Just Friends” without the happy ending.
    BrookeBaneon November 19, 2017   Link

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