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Redondo Beach

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MORRISSEY song
Name Redondo Beach
Album/single Greatest Hits / Redondo Beach/There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (single)
Length 3:52
Writer/composer L.Kaye/P.Smith/R.Sohl
Release April 2005 (and BBC radio broadcast 2004)
Recorded Janice Long radio session, December 17, 2004
Earl's Court, London, December 18, 2004)


Information

Original version by Patti Smith is found on her 1975 album: "Live at the Bottom Line, New York, 1975 (FM Radio Broadcast)".
It was covered by Morrissey live in concert and on a Janice Long Radio Session (2004).

Lyrics

Late afternoon, dreaming hotel We just had the quarrel that sent you away I was looking for you, are you gone gone?

Called you on the phone, another dimension Well, you never returned, oh you know what I mean I went looking for you, are you gone, gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal, Women all standing with a shock on their faces Sad description, oh I was looking for you

Everyone was singing, girl is washed up On Redondo Beach and everyone is so sad I was looking for you, are you gone gone?

Pretty little girl, everyone cried She was the victim of sweet suicide I went looking for you, are you gone gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal, Women all standing with shock on their faces Sad description, oh I was looking for you

Desk clerk told me girl was washed up, Was small, an angel with apple blonde hair, now I went looking for you, are you gone gone?

Picked up my key, didn't reply Went to my room, started to cry You were small, an angel, are you gone gone?

Down by the ocean it was so dismal I was just standing with shock on my face The hearse pulled away, and the girl that had died, it was you

You'll never return into my arms 'cause you were gone gone Never return into my arms 'cause you were gone gone Gone gone, gone gone, good-bye.

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 7

Morrissey live history:


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Wikipedia Information

"Redondo Beach" is a rock/reggae song written by Patti Smith, Richard Sohl, and Lenny Kaye. It first was released on Patti Smith's 1975 album Horses. It also was published as a poem in Smith's 1972 book kodak under the title "Radando Beach". The lyrics relate the suicide by drowning of a young woman following an argument with the song's narrator. It has frequently been interpreted as a lesbian-themed song; Smith appeared to encourage this interpretation in her live performances, often introducing the song with "Redondo Beach is a beach where women love other women".She later said that she wrote the lyrics in 1971 following a fight with her sister Linda; Linda had disappeared for the day, causing Patti to worry that she had come to harm. Smith also stated that she considers herself "beyond gender" in her artistic expression. Smith's lyrics were set to a reggae arrangement.

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