The Morning Son

Album: Different Gear Still Speeding (2011)
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  • Liam Gallagher was asked in an interview with Q magazine whether this poignant acoustic song with the lyric, "you'll never know unless you try/ You're blinded by what you idolise," is about his brother, Noel. He replied: "Most of the songs are about no one and everyone. But that could be the one attached to Noel. I'll give you that. I don't wanna put a big magnifying lens on it. 'Blinded by what you idolise' - Sometimes you can be held back by something that you f--kin' worship too much."
  • The song contains the ungrammatical lyric, "The morning son has rose." When told by Q, guitarist Andy Bell said: "I can't believe I didn't pick that up. I'm middle class."
  • According to a Liam Gallagher interview with Spin Magazine, the song is "about Jesus. It's about resurrection: 'The morning son has rose.'"
  • Liam discussed his songwriting with Mojo magazine: "I'm still new to it so I don't have a formula yet. I don't go for walks in the park, or read Oscar Wilde or s--t like that. I just get a guitar and give it a kick around the room. Write a couple of words down and see where it goes. And if it gets me sweating and that, I bring it to the guys and if they get involved all the better."
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