There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Album: The Queen Is Dead (1986)
Charted: 25
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  • Take me out tonight
    Where there's music and there's people
    And they're 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, da
    Oh, I haven't got one

    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

    Oh, there is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes out
    There is a light and it never goes outWriter/s: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 11

  • Sheridan from Rome, Italy'A Light That Never Goes Out' has been adopted as an inspirational slogan by Salford Lad's Club, and features on the club's T-shirts.
  • Brian from Stockport, United KingdomI hear that this song is about the relationship between Morrissey and Marr.
  • Elliot from London, United Kingdomthe line was originally 'there is a light in your eyes that never goes out', inspired by that song 'tonight, the light of love is in your eyes, will you still love me tomorrow?' Morrisey likeed the older songs.

    Matt - the movie came after the book (it's by Irvine Welsh)
  • Libeth from Duarte, CaYes the title is a play with words of what Hugh Latimer told Nicholas Ridley as they were being executed. Latimer was quoted saying "Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
  • Pepe from Mexico, MexicoJust fantastic, witty, acid yet harmonically digestible... definitely in the realm of my 10 top faves
    Pepe
    Mexico City
  • Russell from London, EnglandThere is a fantastic electro version of this song called 'The Light 3000' by Schneider TM, it takes the original in a completely different direction. Just what a cover should be in my opinion, rather than a mindless remake.
  • Jonathan from Bishop, EnglandThis is a apparently about what Hugh Latimer said to Nicholas Ridley as they were about to be burned at the stake as heretics during the reign of Mary I.
    Very good song. Smiths' best!
  • Jeff from Austin, TxIn my personal Top 5 list of all time. What an amazing song!!!!
  • Martin from Eastbourne, EnglandSo beautiful, the double-decker bus bit especially.
  • Madison from Los Angeles, CaThis is a very inspiring song. I like to listen to it when I'm sad.
  • Matt from West Springfield, MaI've seen the movie trainspotting? but, now I must read the book... I don't know if the movie was spawned form the book, but, whatev. I'm certainly going ot read the book now though. Its right up there on my list with Lolita, you know, the old man in that book by nabakhov? from the police "don't stand so close to me" GOD! I love the smiths!
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