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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (track) by The Smiths 

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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths (1986)
From the album The Queen Is Dead (track #9)
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out appears on the following album(s) by The Smiths:
The Queen Is Dead (this album) (1986), The World Won't Listen (compilation) (1987), The Sound Of The Smiths (compilation) (2008), Singles (compilation) (1995), ...Best II (compilation) (1992), The Very Best Of The Smiths (compilation) (2001), Complete (compilation) (2011), Complete (compilation) (2011).

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From PaperVinnie 04/21/2018 19:33
Such a fantastic song.
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From Cosmo 08/15/2017 18:49
Quite simply my favorite song of all time and surely one of the greatest.
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From tmbarnes8 06/28/2017 23:00
A very good song, but there are so many Smiths songs which are just as good as this, eg How soon is now, Rubber ring, Please please.. , panic, Bigmouth strikes again, etc
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From mbartley 05/19/2017 08:25
Not the best smiths song imo. Still a massive tune
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From Egophobia 05/18/2017 12:08
Just perfect
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From khj11 05/25/2016 20:59
"To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die"

Beautiful lyrics
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From WinthropthePug 10/13/2015 05:27
This is an unusual composition for Marr to have written because it's got an easily followed verse-chorus-coda structure and a catchy pop melody, where so many previous Smiths songs had inverted, confusing structures and Morrissey's melodies were often a jabbering monotone.

It's also an unusual lyric for Morrissey to have written because in almost every lyric leading up to this one he was either lacerating himself or society. This one has a strong note of romantic fatalism in character with the singer's facade of neverending misery, but the negativity is almost gone, making Morrissey a lot more likable for these four precious minutes between two sloughs of sarcasm.

The synthesized flute and string parts playing in tandem during the coda really vividly capture a sonic image of nighttime in an urban area or on a highway. It's the best minute of music Marr ever composed, and paired with Morrissey's least unhopeful refrain, this is the best Smiths song.
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From luis721 10/03/2015 18:47
Oh God, what a beautiful song, one of the best ever songs. And the best of the eighties, along with Blue Monday, I am the resurrection, Where is my mind.
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From zxmatheus 09/12/2015 23:36
That's what beauty means.
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From Imaybeparanoid 08/20/2015 14:18
What a poignant song
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