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Golden Lights

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THE SMITHS song
Name Golden Lights
Album/single The World Won't Listen
Ask (single)
Length 2:38
Writer/composer Lynn Ripley (AKA Twinkle)
Producer John Porter (Initially)
Stephen Street (Remixed & finished)
Release October 1986
Recorded Circa June 1986


Information

Golden Lights is a song originally written and recorded by Twinkle in 1965.
It was covered by The Smiths and released as a B-side to their single Ask in October 1986.

Lyrics

Golden lights displaying your name
Golden lights it's a terrible shame
But oh my darling
WHY DID YOU CHANGE ?

Boy in a million, idol, a big star
I didn't tell you how great you were
I didn't grovel and scream
And rip your brand new jacket at the seams

You made a record, they liked your singing
All of a sudden the phone stops ringing
Ah ... I never thought that you would let
The glory make you forget

Golden lights displaying your name
Golden lights it's a terrible shame
But oh my darling
WHY DID YOU CHANGE ?

Top ten idol, king of your age
Who do you turn to when you're backstage ?
Don't you remember you once knew a girl
You loved her more than the world

Is life always like this, brother ?
Good for one side but bad for another
I must put you behind me tonight
'Cause you belong to the lights

Those golden lights displaying your name
Golden lights it's a terrible shame
But oh my darling
WHY DID YOU CHANGE ?

Oh, oh my darling
WHY ?
WHY DID YOU CHANGE ?

Oh ...

Live History

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