Tragic Young Girls

I remember the first time I heard Teen Angel as a kid, on the radio.  It was so ridiculously over-the-top that I burst out laughing, certain that everyone was in on the joke– then turned to see my little sister, tears streaming down her face, glaring at me as if I were some kind of monster.

Which brings me to Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths.  Is it a parody of a sad song, a legitimately sad song, or a hybrid of the two?

I have my own opinion, which experience has taught me to keep to myself.

Full lyrics HERE.

 

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