Interested in Language
In one of The Smiths´songs Morrissey sings A boy in the bush is worth two in the hand which is defintely a twist of the notorious proverb A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. What does the lead singer of The Smiths wants to say by the strange line? The song is lecherous a little bit so does A boy ... in the hand mean something like it is better to have sex with one guy than to have only two in the hands?
The Handsome Devil
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Not a Teacher
Yes, it's a reference to sexual relations. There are some earlier lyrics referencing masturbation. 'Bush' is slang for pubic hair, so the singer is suggesting it's better to have a boy 'down there' then 'in the hand' (i.e. self-pleasure).
However, some people think the song is a homoerotic character assignation on a former teacher of one of the singers.
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