to be used when someone delivers bad news in an otherwise pleasant conversation or time. It comes from
the idea that
Morrissey (solo artist and frontman
of The Smiths) wrote depressing lyrics which were then often juxtaposed with quite upbeat or happy music. For example the song "Girlfriend in a Coma" or the chorus
lyrics to "There is a Light that
never comes out"
Dave - "My wife is pregnant, I'm going
to be a father!"
Sally - "That's awesome, congratulations Dave!"
Steve - "The baby might be born with
Dave - "Oh thanks Morrissey!"