"Golden Lights" as written by and Twinkle Lynn Ripley....
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 did you change?


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"Golden Lights" as written by Lynn Ripley Twinkle


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    General Commentwhy do all smiths fans hate this song?! i know it doesn't sound like anything else they do, but its still a good song.
    sharksandwich999on December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a cover of a song by Twinkle. Its about how people change when they become famous.
    KILBYon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolute wank. i despise it.
    ladyboygrrlon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, so many fans hate this song...I kinda love it, but i love cheesy/dreamy bubblegum shit anyway.

    I always pictured this song being about Elvis, as I'm sure Morrissey has a huge Elvis attraction. That is until I learned it was a cover.
    In any case it seems more to me not how people change when they become famous, but how they change AFTER they become famous, and start sucking (All of a sudden the phone stops ringing).
    Case in point: Elvis.
    Chinupon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sucks, disappointed in The Smiths
    jenniferlindon January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Morrissey recorded this song to piss off smiths fans that think he should be serious all the time. It's a bad song, but kind of fun. I think that's the point.
    Kaguthon February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgold lights blue lights pink lights red lights christms tree lights wooohoooo
    ringroad29on January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fucking loathe this piece of shit track with a passion. Judging by this terrible song, it's clear why The Smiths were never really a covers band.
    alfiebabyon April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kno Morrissey and Marr said that this was the Smiths worst song, but I think they produced it to show that their human too, they can fuck up, their not perfect, thou some might think so.....
    wainrooneyon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlyrically, its what u would expect from the morrissey, just simpler... and forgive me if i'm wrong, but this is a cover of a female artists 60's song.... Morrissey's idols were women like Sandy Shaw etc... most bands have an album, of which u lyk to listen to about half the songs.... to see people calling this song shit just because it isn't smith lyk is pathetic,

    besides, s'not to bad a song anyway; rounds off 'the world won't listen' rather nicely and with a lovely ironic twist to the whole album
    jonnywardon June 02, 2007   Link

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