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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 song by Patti Smith. It was first released on Smith's 1975 album Horses, with band members Richard Sohl and Lenny Kaye credited as co-writers. The lyrics were originally published as a poem in Smith's 1972 book kodak under the title "Radando Beach".

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