Is “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” the perfect song?

Chris Short thinks so, and I wholeheartedly agree.

When I posted a lyric from “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” as my Facebook status, the response was immediate from friends (four “likes this” and 8 comments). This is truly a perfect of perfect songs — nothing is wrong. The tune is slightly uptempo with a perfectly complimentary sound for Morrissey’s tale of utterly complicated deep love. The words are hopelessly romantic, darkly comedic, and heart-wrenchingly poignant — just pick any line, and your stomach will cave and be filled with a sad gooeyness.

And here’s a little something for your Friday night mopey viewing pleasure.


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