MORRISSEY CONTACTED - Part 5


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In the climax to the film CONTACT, the ET appears as the hero's father. ... 

As a result, the first word spoken between the hero and the ET is "Dad." ...   





In the climax to CONTACT, the ET Vegan appears as the hero's father.  The first word spoken between them is "Dad." ...




Prior to the release of CONTACT, Morrissey only used the three-letter word "Dad" in two songs. ...


1 - A RUSH AND A PUSH AND THE LAND IS OURS (1987)

2 - INTERESTING DRUG (1989)



As demonstrated below, both of Morrissey's "Dad" songs correlate with the climax of CONTACT. ...



"Dad" song #1:


A RUSH AND A PUSH AND THE LAND IS OURS


Hello
I am the ghost of Troubled Joe
hung by his pretty white neck
some eighteen months ago
I traveled to a mystical time zone
but I missed my bed
so I soon came home
they said:
"there's too much caffeine
in your bloodstream
and a lack of real spice
in your life"
I said:
"leave me alone
because I'm alright, dad
just surprised to still
be on my own ..."


Morrissey's first "dad" song begins by referring to "Troubled Joe." ...

The Smiths' first album cover is a photo of actor "Joe" Dallesandro. ...

The actor Joe Dallesandro was born on Friday, December 31, in Pensacola, Florida. ...

In CONTACT, the hero meets the ET on Friday, December 31, in Pensacola, Florida. ... 

The date they meet is not said in the film, but it is in Carl Sagan's novel, CONTACT:


Ellie wondered how much time had passed.  She glanced at her watch.  It had been a day at least, which would bring them well into the year 2000. ...

"What day is it?" she asked.  They looked at her uncomprehendingly.  Something was wrong.  "Peter, for heaven's sake, what day is it?" 
"How do you mean?" Valerian answered.  "It's today, Friday, December 31, 1999..."  

- CONTACT.  Carl Sagan.  Published 1985.




 
In the climax to CONTACT, the hero meets with the ET in a simulation of Pensacola, where the first word spoken between them is "Dad." 
Morrissey's first "dad" song begins by referring to "Troubled Joe."  Previously, actor Joe Dallesandro was on The Smiths first album cover.   
"Joe" Dallesandro was born on Friday, December 31, in Pensacola, Florida. 
The climax in CONTACT is on Friday, December 31, in Pensacola, Florida. ...




Morrissey's first "dad" song includes these consecutive lines:


some eighteen months ago
I traveled to a mystical time zone


Likewise, the final scene in CONTACT begins with the caption: 


18 MONTHS LATER


18 months is the elapsed time since the hero traveled through:  


"a tunnel through the fabric of space-time"





In CONTACT, the caption "18 MONTHS LATER" tells how long it's been since the hero travelled to "a tunnel through the fabric of space-time" to meet an ET she addressed as "dad."
Morrissey's first "dad" song contains the consecutive words, "some eighteen months ago I travelled to a mystical time zone," and the only person being addressed in the lyrics is "dad." ...




In the lyrics to his first "dad" song, Morrissey says he "soon came home" from a "mystical time zone." ... 


I travelled to a mystical time zone
but I missed my bed
so I soon came home


In CONTACT the hero returns "instantaneously" from a "tunnel through the fabric of space-time." ...  


"... the machine opened up a worm-hole; a tunnel through the fabric of space-time... 

 Now because of the effects of special relativity, what I experienced as approximately eighteen hours, 
 passed instantaneously on Earth."



In the lyrics to his first "dad" song, Morrissey's claim of having "travelled to a mystical time zone" is ridiculed. ... 


they said:
"there's too much caffeine
in your bloodstream
and a lack of real spice
in your life"


In CONTACT, the hero's claim of having travelled to "a tunnel through the fabric of space-time" is ridiculed. ... 


"A message from aliens results in a magical machine that whisks you
 away to the center of the galaxy to go wind-surfing with dear old dad 
 and then a split-second later returns you home without a single shred
 of proof?"



In his first "dad" song, when Morrissey returns from a "mystical time zone" the first person he addresses is his "dad" who in reality is named Peter. ...   


I said:
"Leave me alone
 Because I'm alright, dad"


In the novel CONTACT, when the hero returns from a "tunnel through space-time" the first person she addresses is her colleague named "Peter." ...   


"What day is it?" she asked.  ... 
"Peter, for heaven's sake, what day is it?"

- CONTACT. Carl Sagan. Published 1985




    

Morrissey's "dad" is named Peter.  Morrissey's "dad" is the first person addressed by Morrissey upon returning from a "mystical time zone."
In the novel CONTACT, Peter is the first person addressed by the hero when she returns from the "tunnel through the fabric of space-time." ...  




"Dad" song #2:


INTERESTING DRUG

There are some bad people on the rise
there are some bad people on the rise 
they're saving their own skins by 
ruining people's lives 
bad bad people on the rise 
Young married couple in debt 
- ever felt had? 
young married couple in debt 
- ever felt had? 

on a government scheme 
designed to kill your dream 
oh mum, oh dad

once poor - always poor
la la la la 
interesting drug ...



In this "dad" song, the line containing the word "dad" is directly preceded by the lines that say, "on a government scheme designed to kill your dream." ... 


on a government scheme
designed to kill your dream
oh mum, oh dad


In CONTACT, the hero's goal of proving advanced Extraterrestrial life is thwarted by a government scheme to conceal her proof from her and the public. ...  





In CONTACT, the hero's goal of proving the existence of intelligent Extraterrestrial life is thwarted by a devious government scheme that witheld the hero's proof from her and from the world. 
In CONTACT, the hero addresses the ET as "Dad."  In Morrissey's lyrics the line that addresses "Dad" is preceded by the lines that say, "on a government scheme designed to kill your dream." ...




In INTERESTING DRUG, the word "dad" is closely accompanied by "oh," "poor," and "mum." ...   


oh mum, oh dad 
once poor always poor


Likewise, in this 1967 film-title, "dad" is closely accompanied by "oh," "poor," and "Mamma." ...   


OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMMA'S HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I'M FEELING SO SAD





In Morrissey's lyrics to INTERESTING DRUG, the word "dad" is closely surrounded by the words "oh," "poor," and "mum." 
At the start of the lengthy title of a 1967 film, the word "dad" is closely surrounded by the words "oh," "poor," and "mamma." ...




The tagline for the film "OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMMA'S ..." mentions the novel MOBY DICK. ... 


"This motion picture will probably do as much for mothers as 'Moby Dick' did for whales"


Morrissey's official video for INTERESTING DRUG shows the cover of the novel MOBY DICK. ... 





The 1967 film whose lengthy title begins with "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's ..." has an official tagline that compares the film to the novel MOBY DICK. 
In INTERESTING DRUG, the word "dad" is surrounded by "oh," "poor," and "mum" and the song's video displays the cover of the novel MOBY DICK. ...




Professor Brendan Mckay brilliantly demonstrates that MOBY DICK seemingly "predicted" Princess Diana's death using a code of equidistant letter sequences. ... 

It's a code made popular by the best-seller THE BIBLE CODE published in 1997. ...  

CONTACT was released one month before the death of Princess Diana in 1997. ...  

Professor Brendan Mckay also observes that in the novel MOBY DICK, "The code for 'Lady Diana' is unique in the entire book." ...  





In Morrissey's lyrics to INTERESTING DRUG, the word "dad" is closely accompanied by "oh," "poor," and "mum." 
The film whose title begins with "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's ..." has a tagline referring to the novel MOBY DICK.
Brendan Mckay has demonstrated that Princess Diana's death was seemingly "predicted" in the novel MOBY DICK.  
Professor Mckay uses the method of equidistant-letter-sequences popularized by the book THE BIBLE CODE. 
CONTACT was released in 1997.  Princess Diana died in 1997.  THE BIBLE CODE was published in 1997. ...    





The novel MOBY DICK seems to have "predicted" the death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul. 
Using the equidistant-letter-sequences method used in THE BIBLE CODE, Brendan Mckay found these terms in proximity to each other: 
LADY DIANA / DODI / HENRI / PAUL / ROYAL / WALES / ROAD / SKID / HEARSE / MORTAL IN THESE JAWS OF DEATH. ...




[ The next installment - MORRISSEY CONTACTED - Part 6 - examines the official video for INTERESTING DRUG. ]  




In CONTACT, the ET appears as the hero's father, so the first word spoken between the hero and the ET is "Dad." ...

Seven years after CONTACT, Morrissey released his only song with a title containing the three-letter word "Dad." ...    


TEENAGE DAD ON HIS ESTATE 


At first glance, the title seems to have no sensible correlation to CONTACT. ... 


However, something interesting occurs when you spell the title backwards. ...   


TEENAGE DAD ON HIS ESTATE

ETATSE SIH NO DAD EGANEET

ET
ATSE SIH NO DAD EGANEET


When spelled backwards, the title begins with "ET"; it ends with "ET"; and in the middle it says "NO DAD." ... 

In CONTACT, the "ET" appears to be the hero's "DAD" but he is not her "DAD" - "NO DAD" - he is an "ET." ... 

Morrissey has written no other song-title - spelled forwards or backwards - that begins and ends with "ET." ...





In the 1997 film, CONTACT, the hero initially addresses the ET as "Dad" but she soon realizes he is not Dad, he's an ET.  
In 2004, the message "ET ... NO DAD ... ET"  is revealed when Morrissey's only "DAD" song-title is spelled backwards. 
It is the only song-title Morrissey ever wrote - spelled forwards or backwards - that begins and ends with the letters ET. 



[ In 2001, at my first website, I posted an installment titled "MORRISSEY CONTACTED" that revealed some of the "dad" correlations between Morrissey's work and the film CONTACT.
 Three years later Morrissey released TEENAGE DAD ON HIS ESTATE.  I must concede the possibility that he crafted the title to fit with "MORRISSEY CONTACTED." - David Alice ]



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