Categories
Dream Pop Indie Rock Shoegaze Song of the Day

Song of the Day (Covers): Dum Dum Girls – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Day 8. Where the original, by The Smiths, is a masterclass in jangly, smart Indie Pop, this version, by US Noise Pop band Dum Dum Girls (their name a double homage to the Vaselines album Dum Dum & Iggy Pop’s Dum Dum Boys) is pitched somewhere between the fuzzy rawness of Garage Rock & the immersive soundscaping of Shoegaze. It seems to work particularly well & the song is rounded off by this great fan-made video of the band on tour in Europe.

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 out

Looking for some great music? Why not check out the Song of the Day (Covers) Spotify playlist.

Buy Tom a coffee?

Tom loves coffee. If you’ve enjoyed any of the content he’s created then please consider donating a few quid to buy him a cup.

£3.00

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s