One of me favorite lines is "I could've been someone." "Well, so could anyone". The self-wallowing, calling out the BS, the ebb & flow of a relationship -- just a masterful song. Certainly one of my favorites.Damn. Big Pogues fan.
there was a documentary about MacGowan that came out a few years ago. I'm going to have to track that down and watch it. titled "Crock of Gold - a few rounds with Shane MacGowan."
time to cue up "Fairytale of New York," with the classic opening line - "It was Christmas Eve babe, in the Dunk tank...."
(and for gawd's sake - do not listen to the remake done by the Kelce brothers for some charity album - I listened to about one minute of it on X and I wanted to shove an ice pick through my ears.....)