Twitter users have been sharing their lockdown-inspired spins on Morrissey‘s song titles and lyrics – check out a selection below.
As the world continues to self-isolate in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the hashtag #isolateMorrissey began gaining momentum on the platform yesterday (March 24).
According to The Poke, user David Quantick kicked off the trend, which offers some much-need light relief amid the current global crisis. His submission read: “The First Of The Gang To Die.”
Referencing the strict social-distancing measures now in place, a second wrote: “Meet Is Murder”, a take on The Smiths‘ classic second album.
Drawing inspiration from the opening line of Morrissey’s solo hit ‘This Charming Man’, another said: “I would go out tonight, but I haven’t got a mask to wear.”
The First Of The Gang To Die #isolateMorrissey
— David Quantick (@quantick) March 24, 2020
Meet is Murder. #IsolateMorrissey
— Matt Round (@matt_77r) March 24, 2020
There Is A Lad That Never Goes Out #isolateMorrissey
— Bod Notbod (@bodnotbod) March 24, 2020
Stockpilers of the World Unite #isolateMorrissey
— Tim Ripley (@mrtimripley) March 24, 2020
"I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a mask to wear" #isolateMorrissey
— Sylvia (@sylvias_diary) March 24, 2020
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want from Tesco #isolatemorrissey
— Phoenicurus (@HarringayBirder) March 24, 2020
No one on the streets of London
No one on the streets of Birmingham #isolateMorrissey
— Mike Bevan (@MikeBevan_RG) March 24, 2020
Girlfriend With Corona
Meet Is Murder
Stockpilers Of The World Unite
Hands In Gloves
There Is A Nation That Never Goes Out#IsolateMorrissey
— James McDermott (@jamesliammcd) March 24, 2020
So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die#IsolateMorrissey
— Andrew Wilshire (@AndrewWilshire) March 24, 2020
— Marjorie Minge (@MadameMinge) March 24, 2020
— Ryn (@lowkeyleshen) March 24, 2020
Others included “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want from Tesco”, “Everyday is like Sunday” and “Hand In Gloves”.
Elsewhere, one user – seemingly not a Mozza fan – posted: “Disappointed to find that #isolateMorrissey is just puns on his song titles and not a formal request by the public.”
Disappointed to find that #isolateMorrissey is just puns on his song titles and not a formal request by the public
— Werewolf2000ad (@Werewolf2000ad) March 24, 2020
On Monday (March 23) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict new lockdown measures for the country as the virus continues to escalate.
Morrissey, meanwhile, played a number of new tracks and Smiths rarities as he kicked off his European tour in Leeds earlier this month before restrictions were enforced.
This came ahead of the release of his latest album ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’, which arrived last week. In a three-star review, NME said: “Judged on purely artistic terms this is an interesting album. Whether you can separate it from his opinions, dear reader, is one for the darker nights.”