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songs i like: 02

The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (from the album The Queen Is Dead)

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 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

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

Such a wonderfully charming song, I think you’ll agree. It’s somewhat romantic, even if it’s more implied rather than expressly stated (and certainly isn’t that cliche sort of holy, sweet, “all-is-right-with-the-world-even-if-it’s-really-not” romance either), and is funny in that typical Morrissey way (his delivery, though, is what makes it). My kind of lyrics, definitely. And, you know, if I was to do something like, say, play (or dedicate) a song to/for a girl I loved, then I’d probably play/dedicate this song. Why, you ask? Why not some mushy and romantic near-drivel like, uh… hm… Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars,” you ask? Well… I mean, come on, what’s not to like about lines like “and if a double decker bus / crashes into us / to die by your side / is such a heavenly way to die?”

(Somewhat) Romantic and darkly funny and involves death?

Win!

(It’s also, uh… at least twice the song that “Chasing Cars” is. Make that thrice.)

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