To Die For: 25 Flawless Songs About Death

The Smiths "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" (1986)


In the mod-rock band's mid-'80s classic, the narrator—Morrisey—has been kicked out of his home, and rather than go crawling back to his family, he'd prefer to continue riding shotgun in his comrade's car. Naturally, this comes with the risk of death—a fatal car accident—but none of that phases Moz, who's not too keen on an Earth-bound existence at the moment. In fact, he notes that getting hit by a "double decker" bus would be a "wonderful way to die," if he's with the right person. Perhaps that burning passion (for death) is, indeed, the light that never goes out.

blog comments powered by Disqus