"I got this from one of those eight CDs for a penny clubs in the magazines. I think I was in 9th grade. This music and especially the lyrics that came along with it connected to a part of me that '90s NY gangsta rap and straight-edge hardcore definitely did not. Marr's intricate riffs (can you even call them riffs?) were the perfect bed for Morrissey's over-dramatic wailings to roll around on. Although Moz is usually regarded as self-indulgent, when you think about it he's often writing about someone else or from some other tragic figure's perspective. I try to take a cue from his technique when I write lyrics for Cold World. If I only wrote about myself we would eventually end up with songs about rearranging your iPod library every day and having a size Large Polo 5-horsemen tee for trade (but seriously, hit me up with offers)."