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->''"Irish blood, English heart''\\
''This I'm made of''\\
''There is no one on Earth I'm afraid of''\\
''And no regime can buy or sell me"''\\


Morrissey is a British singer and lyricist who first became known when he emerged in the early 80s as the lead singer of TheSmiths. He went solo shortly after the breakup of the group in 1987 and has been going strong ever since.

His controversial opinions about subjects ranging from [[UnfortunateImplications immigration]] to [[AnimalWrongsGroup vegetarianism]], as well as his contrary and somewhat arrogant nature, mean that he is very much the type you either love or hate. Although [[HatesEveryoneEqually misanthropic]], he is charming and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuinely affectionate]] towards devotees and the few people who have gained his trust.

Many are of the opinion that his music has a lot of [[HoYay subtext]], though [[FanNickname Moz]] himself has said that he believes that sexual orientation doesn't matter. Indeed, his lyrics tend to be [[GenderIsNoObject gender- (and thus orientation-) neutral]]. Despite - or perhaps due to - his desire for privacy, debate still rages on as to his sexual orientation. Is he [[AmbiguouslyGay gay]]? Bisexual? {{Asexual}}? The best answer is perhaps simply that he's Morrissey.

His fans tend to be very loyal, much to the annoyance of the music press and some non-fans.

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* ''Viva Hate'' (1988)
* ''Kill Uncle'' (1991)
* ''Your Arsenal'' (1992)
* ''Vauxhall and I'' (1994)
* ''Southpaw Grammar'' (1995)
* ''Maladjusted'' (1997)
* ''You Are The Quarry'' (2004)
* ''Ringleader of the Tormentors'' (2006)
* ''Years of Refusal'' (2009)
* ''World Peace Is None of Your Business'' (2014)

His non-album singles and b-sides are collected on:
* ''Bona Drag'' (1990)
* ''World of Morrissey'' (1995)
* ''My Early Burglary Years'' (1998)
* ''Swords'' (2009)
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!!The man and his work feature examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me"
* AmbiguouslyGay
* {{Asexuality}}: Possibly. Tends to be rather negative towards engaging in sexual activity. In an early letter to a penpal, he remarked "I hate sex".
* AuthorAppeal: Ruffians and serial killers
* BigOlEyebrows: UpToEleven!
* {{Bookworm}}: Was positively this in his youth.
* CelibateHero: In the 80s. Recently, he tends to just sidestep the issue of his sexuality.
* CovertPervert
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Straight men seem to be the most likely to jump onstage at concerts to hug or kiss him.
* {{Gayngst}}
* GenderIsNoObject 

* LastNameBasis
* LastNoteNightmare: "[[MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].
* LongTitle: Many, often full sentences - prompting Music/ElvisCostello to remark that he writes good titles, but forgets to write the songs.
* LyricalDissonance
* {{Meganekko}}: A rare male example when he wears his glasses.
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "Action Is my Middle Name".
* NewSoundAlbum: Just about every album.
** ''Viva Hate'': Similar in style to The Smiths' last album, minus, you know, The Smiths.
** ''Kill Uncle'': Rockabilly, experimental.
** ''Your Arsenal'': Alternative pop.
** ''Vauxhall And I'': Soft Rock.
** ''Southpaw Grammar'': Punk Rock, which dabbles in progressive rock at times.
** ''Maladjusted'': Alternative rock, experimental.
** ''You Are The Quarry'': Similar in style to ''Vauxhall And I'' and a bit of ''Your Arsenal''.
** ''Ringleader Of The Tormenters'': More rock-driven than ''You Are The Quarry''.
** ''Years Of Refusal'': Heavy punk rock, similar to ''Southpaw Grammar'', but with some Spanish/Latin influence thrown in.
* PerspectiveFlip: Back in the Music/TheSmiths, Morrissey wrote "The Headmaster Ritual", which protested the abuses of the UsefulNotes/BritishEducationSystem only two years before corporal punishment was criminalised. On ''Southpaw Grammar'', he wrote "The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils", which reverses the situation and instead depicts the abuses perpetuated by the [[TeensAreMonsters students]].
* RefrainFromAssuming: It's "Suedehead", not "I'm So Sorry". [[MisattributedSong And no, it wasn't recorded by The Smiths]].
* RefugeInAudacity: Who else would release a song called "I Have Forgiven Jesus"?
* NerdGlasses: Wears them sometimes.
* OnlyOneName: Goes by [[SmallNameBigEgo his surname]].
* SelfDeprecation: "Late Night, Maudlin Street" (among others)
--> Me without clothes?/Well a nation turns its back and gags
* ShirtlessScene: At pretty much every concert.
* TakeThat: Often. Better-known targets include [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], the British royal family, and Jamie Oliver.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: The video for "November Spawned a Monster".
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