Song of the Day, April 5: Thursday by Morphine

Morphine-ThursdayToday’s song is Thursday by Morphine, another great track from their brilliant second album, Cure For Pain.

It’s a wonderful story song, telling the tale of a pool-playing ne’er-do-well and his illicit affair with a married woman. The band provide just the right urgent backing to Mark Sandman’s breathless rush through the story. His repeated words and cagey delivery convey the mood perfectly as we move from a casual game of pool to a motel across the street to the news that the husband knows.

Dana Colley’s sax work is particularly fine, moving from sultry to alarming as the tale demands.

We should have kept it every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
She was pretty good too

Enjoy this dangerous tale today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

One Response to Song of the Day, April 5: Thursday by Morphine

  1. Kenneth Jobe says:

    One of my favorite Morphine songs.

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