Thatcher changed everything

On the treadmill last night, I was listening to an old CD of The Smiths and I heard these lyrics but maybe with a bit of perspective in 2006 that I didn’t have in 1984.

I decree today that life
Is simply taking and not giving
England is mine and it owes me a living
Ask me why, and I’ll spit in your eye
Oh, ask me why, and I’ll spit in your eye
But we cannot cling to the old dreams anymore
No, we cannot cling to those dreams

Still Ill
The Smiths
From the Album: Hatful of Hollow

I could never quite figure out Morrissey but there’s a message in there somewhere….