But I woke up and it was just another false alarm. So, instead of sardonic insight into the iconic British singer's mind, you get the Morrissey Singles Album Art Challenge! Take out your clumsy pens and match the Morrissey or Smiths single art to the correct song and let the sadness sink in.
1) "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"
3) "This Charming Man"
4) "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
5) "What Difference Does It Make?"
6) "Hand in Glove"
7) "Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before"
8) "William, It Was Really Nothing"
9) "Every Day Is Like Sunday"
a) Glam rocker Mick Ronson produced this single from the Morrissey album Your Arsenal. Allegedly, the lyrics are about Manchester bands in competition with each other.
b) This 1992 single reached number one and begs that you tell Morrissey you love him.
c) A still of Billie Whitelaw in 1967's Charlie Bubbles decorates the alternate cover of this 1984 Smiths single. B-sides include "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" and "How Soon Is Now?"
d) Murray Head, British actor and singer of "One Night in Bangkok," made this cover. The single hails from The Smiths’ 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come.
e) This track appears on the Viva Hate LP and deals with "the coastal town that they forgot to close down" while calling for the coming of Armageddon.
f) Fifties British pop star Billy Fury graces the cover for the final Smiths single.
g) This 1984 single features a still of Terence Stamp holding a chloroform-soaked pad in 1965's The Collector. Initially the actor objected to the use of his image; some of this single's covers have Morrissey re-enacting the scene.
h) This record's cover star was photographed by Jim French. While the song—the Smiths’ first single, released in 1983—failed to chart, Sandie Shaw's version did.
i) This was Morrissey's first solo single. The photo features Morrissey himself and was taken at the London Palladium in 1987.
j) A still from Jean Cocteau's 1949 film Orphée decorates the cover of The Smiths' second single.
Steven Patrick Morrissey makes his final U.S. tour stop at the Sunshine Theater on Wednesday, April 15, with The Courteeners. Doors open at 7 p.m. $45 tickets through sunshinetheaterlive.com or Ticketmaster (plus service fees).