"(I'm) The End Of The Family Line" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin and Morrissey,....
With no complications
Fifteen generations
(of mine)
All honoring Nature
Until I arrive
(With incredible style)

I'm the end of the line
The end of the family line
The end of the line

No baby pulled screaming
Out into this seething whirl
By chance or whim
(Or even love?)

Our family tree hacked into decline
And I'm spared the pain
Of ever saying

I'm the end of the line
The end of the family line
The end of the line

The decision is mine
The end of the family line
The end of the line

I'm the end of the line
The end of the family line
The end of the

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"(I'm) The End of the Family Line" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General Commenthe's not really the end of the family line though. His siblings have children.
    And homosexual??
    human beings are sexual animals, hetero-, homo-, bi-, the prefix is irrelevant. - morrissey
    Jemaeuxon June 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm very new to Morrissey's music and in fact just heard this song for the first time today so I normally wouldn't post an opinion as a neophyte, but I did see him in concert recently and he made it clear that he doesn't believe in having children at the show and seems to want to promote that with his audience as well.

    My take on this song, as a sexually active, heterosexual female who has never wanted children, is that he has made the choice not to have children or be a parent because he feels that this world is a miserable place and wouldn't want to bring children into it.

    Clearly he is intentionally ambiguous about his sexuality and that's his right. There are songs where I do see that the interpretation could easily be one of homosexuality and in others heterosexuality. In interviews he's also mentioned celibacy(or asexuality?) but in this song I don't see that at all. I just see someone who has made the decision to not have children and I can and do completely relate.
    Cheryl1965on November 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think him having no children has anything to do with 1)sexual orientation 2)celibacy.
    People should finally understand that even if sb's homosexual their not unable to have children,there's such thing as artificial insemination you know,you don't have to sleep with a woman to impregnate her.Imagine the number of women who'd want to have kids with Morrissey.
    Also I don't think he's unable to have them because of some medical problems,judging on the lyrics it just seems to me like he *chose* not to.
    As for his sister,from what I read she has a son which means that Morrissey isn't really "the last one"...but maybe he meant his surname?She got married and changed her name,so he as a man is the only one who could have kids named Morrissey.
    fugeelaon April 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with oblivion. I doubt the song is about his homosexuality, but more of how he just plans to have no children. His family line ends at him, it really is as plain and simple as the title of the song.
    cocaine_smileon June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this one's about defying nature and family by refusing to reproduce. It happens to lots of people, regardless of sexual persuasion.
    unexplained_lightson November 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMorrissey is showing aversion to his parents, by announcing that he aint gonna give them the pleasure of being proud grandparents.
    1stGospelon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCheryl, I'm curious -- what did he say in concert regarding the choice not to have kids? I'd love to know -- as I, too, have made the decision to never have children (and I'm a straight woman in a 10-year-long relationship). I'm a long-time Moz fan and love just about all of his work, but this is one of the songs that I connect to in a more direct and literal way. I think he touches on the fact that--even if a person is not literally the end of his or her family line--the choice to not have children goes against the grain of family and society and yet can have great value and very sound reasoning behind it.
    girl_least_likelyon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore about his celibacy, I'd say. This song plays like "Will Never Marry: Part 2"
    oblivion138on August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne thing I know about Morrissey is that he would never give away the secret of his sexuality in a song.
    Kaguthon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchloe, you need to stop going in every song and saying that its about homosexuality
    sambo28on September 22, 2004   Link

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