Song Lyric Sunday: Driving – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

So many songs to meet Helen’s theme for this week of ‘Drive/Driving’. Well, The Beatles were snapped up almost immediately and it was never, ever going to be the abysmal ‘Driving Home For Christmas’. But here’s a typically cheery ditty from those high priests of Manchester miserabilism, The Smiths.

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

Oh, there is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out

Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr

Song Lyric Sunday 12 August 2018

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3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Driving – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

  1. I also loved your word choice, “miserabilism”. Very descriptive. 🙂 I enjoyed this song, even though it wasn’t as cheery as other drive songs out there. Thanks for sharing!

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