THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Lyrics - The Smiths



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Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
Who are young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people
And I want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh please don't drop me home
Because it's not my home, it's their home
And I'm welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
But then a strange fear gripped me
And I just couldn't ask

Take me out tonight
Oh take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one
No, I haven't got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes in to us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine

There is a light that never goes out
There is a light that never goes out
There is a light that never goes out
There is a light that never goes out




Writer: MARR, JOHNNY / MORRISSEY, STEVEN PATRICK
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Writer(s) : Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Format : CD
Recorded : September–November 1985
Producer : Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Released : 12 October 1992
Label : WEA
Genre : Alternative rock
Length : 4:02

"There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" is a song by the British alternative rock group The Smiths, written by singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. It was originally featured on their third album The Queen Is Dead (1986), and was released as a single in 1992, five years after The Smiths split up. Morrissey re-released the song as a double A-side live single (with his cover of Patti Smith's "Redondo Beach") in 2005, which reached number 11 in the UK singles chart. From Wikipedia


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It's about the light of love | Reviewer: Jeff | 4/1/13

It's a beautiful song that likens light to love. And how love burns and or fizzles out. For anyone this can be relevant, the song is about a person, who is so happy in a moment with a person that if both their lives ended in that moment their love would never burn out, and hence there is a light that never goes out. For morrissey in particular the light burning out is even more inevitable because of his asexuality or homosexuality but he does not say this because this song is relevant to anyone who has a barrier to their long term happiness, who can be only truly happy within a moment, and hence if they died in that moment they would more likely due happy than if they didn't

to the dude who called this song gay | Reviewer: Natasha | 7/23/12

you just called this song gay then say you like it.what the heck.you must REALLY LOVE this song (sarcastically).what are you gonna say next bieber is gay then say you love him (if you do say you love him you SUCK trust me i am 11 and everywhere i go someone loves him and even at school our class had to listen to him sometimes)

MASTERPIECE | Reviewer: Isabel | 6/28/12

Morrisey is undoubtably amazing. I love this song along with many others and it's (to sound cliche) timeless.

Noel Gallagher also has a great version of this song live for the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert. This is where I initially heard this song and my parents (big fans of The Smiths) gave me the CDs and I fell in love.

Tattoo | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/15/12

My son has the lyrics (tattoed) there is a light that never goes out like a necklace around his neck, my husband likes the Smiths and we thought we'd listen to the track. We were shocked!!!.
He had not long finished with his girlfriend, she messed with his head but he loved her, think he still does. Still i think how he felt was scary. So to me it symbols a broken heart for someone you love very much.

song | Reviewer: Reddy | 5/9/12

the song is about despair, about complete solitude, about live without spark, when you hoped in something for a long time, waited for it and this thing did not come true in time. and now when it's eventually knocking at your door, you're terrified because you don't know what to do with it... but you have a one way to solve all you problems... it doesn't sound in tragic way - it's like you are not a pawn in this "celebration of a life", you can change everything. this light reminds you that all in your hands

gay song... | Reviewer: Nachete | 9/18/10

This song talks about a boy/girl who has just came out of the closet, and that has been rejected by his/her family. And a this point he/she feels that his/her only and true love is his/her soon to be lover (see: "And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last").

By the way, I'm not gay, and I LOVE this song.

... | Reviewer: Ryan.L | 8/11/10

The thing with these lyrics are that they are so flexible that each person could take something different from reading/listening to it. So whilst some people say it's melancholy it is also an expression of love. Nevertheless this is such an awesome song and has to be one of their best in my opinion!

Look to the End | Reviewer: Hoyt | 8/6/10

I understand why most people see this song as very melancholy. The verses are about alienation, and the more "uplifting" chorus is about death. But I think ultimately it's more a song about love. Look to the end (and the title at that). "There is a light that never goes out." This is a song about love that cannot be quashed, be it by the difficulties of life or by the end of death. The light never goes out, even if a double-decker bus crashes into us. I hope one day I feel this way about someone.

Just an expression of Love, not melancholy | Reviewer: Tim P | 4/9/10

I think the song is not melancholy; at the risk of analyzing it too much, it should be obvious to anyone who listened to all the lyrics that Morrissey was not dwelling on the thought of being killed in a car crash, but simply using this extreme, hypothetical, situation to describe his profound Love for a fellow human being, which is so great that it even eclipses the idea of sharing a untimely death, and any negativity that might bring! It would be nice if people dwelled on this profound love, rather than dwelling on the idea of crashing and being melacholy. It's these people who are being melancholy, not Morrissey!

Morrisey the master of melancholy | Reviewer: Rob T. | 9/4/07

Wow, one of my favorites. Morrisey, the proverbial master of melancholy. This song is a morose sxpression of a over exemplified passion for social acceptance with the kind of undertones that only a disfunctional adolescent on lexapro can truly appreciate. Thanks for the meds doc.



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