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The La's — There She Goes
Album: The La's
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1033









Released: 1990
Length: 2:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There she goes
There she goes again
Racing through my brain
And I just can't contain
This feeling that remains

There she blows (there she blows again)
There she blows again (there she blows again)
Pulsing through my vein (there she blows again)
And I just can't contain
This feeling that remains

There she goes
There she goes again
She calls my name
Pulls my train
No one else could heal my pain
But I just can't contain
This feeling that remains

There she goes
There she goes again
Chasing down my lane
And I just can't contain
This feeling that remains

There she goes (there she goes again)
There she goes (there she goes again)
There she goes (there she goes again)
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Her comes your man
I'd only know the remake by Sixpence None the Richer for so long.  it's an interesting contrast.
How can you think illegal drugs don't have some positive value after hearing this well crafted pop song?
I only gave it a 7 at some point. 9
 MY DOGS AND I ARE DANCING IN MY HOME OFFICE....   WANT TO GO WATCH "SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER "


Needs to segue into Can You Dig It? by The Mock Turtles for that real 90s vibe...
Yeah, I bet that album has a special price. $1.99 Cheap! Haha.
 SchoepTone wrote:
Once heard it asked if this song was about heroin addiction. Anyone know the history of the singer? The La's were kind of a one off band.

 
https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/140570/
 Floatinghawk wrote:
Every time I hear this song I want to put knives through my ears and fill my eyes with sand.

 
{#Roflol}

WTF do your eyes have to do with the music?!?!

Mind you, I know what other RPers mean about Tori Amos; fortunately I rather like some of her stuff.
 ckcotton wrote:

I have a similar response to Tori Amos

 
i do, too!!! and i'm with the ears/sand comment, too.
 Floatinghawk wrote:
Every time I hear this song I want to put knives through my ears and fill my eyes with sand.

 
I have a similar response to Tori Amos
 Skydog wrote:

i suppose i'll go to my grave not knowing why people use the P word as a negative

 
Yeah, Carpe P-word!


 SchoepTone wrote:
Once heard it asked if this song was about heroin addiction. Anyone know the history of the singer? The La's were kind of a one off band.

 
It's most likely you are thinking about the song with the same title by the Velvet Underground.
There She Goes Again
There she goes again
She's out on the streets again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again
Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
She won't take it from just any guy, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends she's gonna meet
You better hit her
There she goes again
She's knocked out on her feet again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again
Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
Like a bird, you know she would fly, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends that she's gonna meet
You better…

 SchoepTone wrote:
Once heard it asked if this song was about heroin addiction. Anyone know the history of the singer? The La's were kind of a one off band.

 
According to the Wikipedia entry for this song, it's not about heroin. But one never really knows.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_She_Goes


Everybody between my headphones loves this song.
Once heard it asked if this song was about heroin addiction. Anyone know the history of the singer? The La's were kind of a one off band.
 Skydog wrote:

i suppose i'll go to my grave not knowing why people use the P word as a negative

 
Well said :D
Every time I hear this song I want to put knives through my ears and fill my eyes with sand.
Have seen this suggested to be the perfect pop song - I can't think of a counter-argument. Excellent! pxd 
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.
 
i suppose i'll go to my grave not knowing why people use the P word as a negative
Perfection
This is a delightfully perfect pop confection.  I don't know if I'm being fair saying it's quite likeable, but somehow it falls short of most excellent just for being so perfectly poppy.  
There are two great The La's songs. This is one of them.
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.


 
Those pussy lyrics are purportedly about heroin. ;-)
Haven't heard this tune since I watched So I Married an Axe Murderer a very long time ago!  {#Bananasplit} Dancing at my desk
a nice piece of pop confection from a great album.  lot's more good stuff like this on this CD.
Adore this song! Hate to say it, but it is the sound of my youth!
Excellent song from an excellent album -

Such a shame.....Lee Mavers' head grew so big, he killed himself off!!
 mortenaasnes wrote:
The perfect pop song {#Angel}
 
Abso-bloomin-lutely.
High rate, it makes me feel happy! and remember the funny English film where this song is played, "Fever Pitch"
So much tunage it may contain trace elements of dolphin
Cast, the other John Power band, is worth a listen, either
The perfect pop song {#Angel}
 jchap5 wrote:
Great transition from Pretenders to La's
 
oh yes!
Just a sublime pop song. Will love this one forever.
I loved this as part of the soundtrack to "So I Married An Axe Murderer".
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.

 
haha—-this can't possibly be real...
The best argument for pop music.
Lee Mavers - Another lost genius! Colossal track, colossal album...
 jchap5 wrote:
Great transition from Pretenders to La's
 
And from La's to Big Star!
Great transition from Pretenders to La's
Advil Voice - Ugh
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.
 
Seriously....get therapy.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Brit power pop - is there anything it can't do?
 

In my head, I hear Homer Simpson saying that line.
 Stingray wrote:
GORGEOUS!
"10"
 
Agreed!  Too bad these folks didn't make any more albums...

Neil

Pop at it's finest. Love it! So much going on, yet so simple.

Funny, it reminds me of Then She Appeared by XTC. Odd that the song titles go together.
apparently, this song is about shooting heroin. the lyrics bear it out. "There she blows again, Pulsing through my veins." either way, a wonderful hooky tune. it'll be in my head all day.


Love it. Just a great little pop song, filled with honey and light. Sappy, perhaps, but I refuse to channel my snarky cynical side when I can smile and bop my head, at least sometimes. And good memories too. A sweet confection.
The Byrds with Frankie Valli on lead vocals.
Brit power pop - is there anything it can't do?
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.
 
I'll assume you're just pretending to be a redneck moron in a failed attempt at humour?

@ greentini
just tell us you don´t like it, but spare us homophobic remarks like that. speaking about disgusting: your post IS, certainly!

go. la´s, go :-)
 greentini wrote:
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.

 

Ummmm, they are women.{#Stupid}
nice one :)
Disgusting. A male should not sing in that style or with pussy lyrics such as that. So tired of pussy boy singers. Almost as bad as Cheryl Crow, and not quite as bad as Jenny Lewis.

Stellar Transition
GORGEOUS!
"10"
This is POP!
The sound track to Fever Pitch - Great :)
 Dave_Mack wrote:
KFOG (SF bay FM station) did 10 power-pop songs today as a tribute to Alex Chilton.  This one would have fit in perfectly.  A really nice little song.
 
{#Notworthy}
To KFOG!!!!

Man. I wish I could hear one Power Pop song a day on the radio!

 Proclivities wrote:

I think they used Sixpence, etc. version in a TV ad for birth control pills (Ortho Tri Cyclen?) as well.  It was a sort of funny suggestion: "There she goes again, better get her some birth control pills". 
So much better to hear this version; great song.
 
At least it wasn't an ad for a bidet.

Confection, but catchy.{#Bananasplit}
Didn't like it then. Sucko-barfo now.
Absurdly catchy; how can one not like it?!
KFOG (SF bay FM station) did 10 power-pop songs today as a tribute to Alex Chilton.  This one would have fit in perfectly.  A really nice little song.
This is REALLY a good popsong!
In the '90's I had it on a tape named 'in search of the ultimate popsong'...{#Dance}

 ptooey wrote:

{#Question}

I could swear this came out in 1990.

 

I think you are right.{#Yes}
I bought this cd right when it came out in late 1990 I believe.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

How is 1988 technically the 90s?

 
{#Question}

I could swear this came out in 1990.

Edit:  Ahh, I see.  The single was released in '88.  Album didn't roll out until '90.  Carry on.


Thar she blows.....
 Stingray wrote:


TRUE - YOU SUCK!
How can anybody be so incredibly clueless!
MAKES ME SMILE !!!!

 

Wow, juvenile rantings are really special in 24 point face.
 thewiseking wrote:
pure pop perfection

 

TRUE!
 keller1 wrote:


Usually I'm a sucker for a pop tune.

This one, though, is way too wimpy-sounding for me, heroin subtext notwithstanding.

1.

 

TRUE - YOU SUCK!
How can anybody be so incredibly clueless!
MAKES ME SMILE !!!!

 gjeeg wrote:
O M G !
The Las!
The supremely forgotten unknown genius band of all time.

 

smile-smile (with 200% agreement)

WOOOOW - COMPLIMENT BILL, THAT YOU KNOW AND PLAY THIS
FANSTASTIC SONG (10) from an absolutely incredible album,
of a band that quite after this incredible work.

WAITED ALL MY "LIFE" FOR A FOLLOW-UP!

INCREDIBLE-ALBUM (for those "who know")
10 the song
10 the album

PS
ooooooh - just now I see most others absolutely agree with me!
Makes me happy!


 copymonkey wrote:


errr...1990s, technically.
 
How is 1988 technically the 90s?



We be dancing...


 ericconrad wrote:
One of the greatest songs to come out of the 80s, IMO.  A true pop gem..
 

errr...1990s, technically.
They had me on the first jangly chord.....truly fantastic!
pure pop perfection

O M G !
The Las!
The supremely forgotten unknown genius band of all time.

One of the greatest songs to come out of the 80s, IMO.  A true pop gem..
Aaaaaaahhhhh!  So good to hear the original version again. Really one of the best 'pop' songs.  Short and sweet.{#Bananasplit}
Great song! Too bad they quit
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?
 
I think they used Sixpence, etc. version in a TV ad for birth control pills (Ortho Tri Cyclen?) as well.  It was a sort of funny suggestion: "There she goes again, better get her some birth control pills". 
So much better to hear this version; great song.


Wish they stuck together.  But then again maybe a followup album wouldn't have been as good.  Gotta say, one (if not the one) of my favorite albums.
 Thistle wrote:
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?

Couldn't have put it better myself if I tried.  Yet another example of how the market is pandering to the female component — to the detriment of integrity and male musicians in general.

 
So. How is it living in Bizarro World?


A superb example of British pop.
 Shimmer wrote:
Is this a deliberate update of Velvet Underground's There She Goes Again? Sure sounds like it.
  That's what I always thought.
Quick searches aren't turning it up online, but I really like Scott Miller's/The V-Roys' cover of this.  Scott puts a nice growl into the delivery that makes it that much more interesting, like he's really not happy about how into she (or it) he is.
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?

Couldn't have put it better myself if I tried.  Yet another example of how the market is pandering to the female component — to the detriment of integrity and male musicians in general.

As usual this original is far superior to it's covers.
What a perfect pop/rock song this is! {#Bounce}
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?
 

Totally agreed. And I'd love to hear more stuff from this album too.
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?
 
Totally agree... Record company suits really like to get those bands with a woman singer to do these, got the Sundays to do Wild Horses, 10,000 maniacs with Peace Train, etc. Sometimes it works ok, often it doesn't and most times inferior to the original because as these bands seem to always say in their interviews, they really didn't want to do the song. Just because the simpleton idiot record company suits prefer a sure thing (old recycled hit) over promoting the best singles from that band. Sixpence added nothing to this, and it made no sense to have a hetero (christian even) lady singing this song whatsoever, what you can't change it to here he comes? Anyway, bravo to the LA's, good single, nice album altogether, but they imploded, lead singer/songwriter was too much of an unbalanced character to survive the music biz and ticked off his band, the producer, and the label from what I read, so all we have is that one CD by these guys.


I was completely pissed off when Sixpence None the Richer recorded this song, slapped it on to the end of their album and re-released it within months and then passed it off as the first (or second) single of the album. This version is MUCH better! Does it really make sense when a (straight) chick sings it?
Krispian wrote:
Wonderful pop song
Usually I'm a sucker for a pop tune. This one, though, is way too wimpy-sounding for me, heroin subtext notwithstanding. 1.
WonderLizard wrote:
It's a contraction, "lads" with the "d" elided. If you met a group of la's and suggested the name was stupid, they'd beat you to a pulp. Tough, north of England street stuff.
Thank you for clarifying that. I was about to get my panties all in a twist about pluralizing with an apostrophe. But now all's well!
Is this a deliberate update of Velvet Underground's There She Goes Again? Sure sounds like it.
fortyonejb wrote:
Such a great song, of course for me its completely and irreversibly melded together with so i married an axe murderer possibly also one of the best movies from the 90's
I agree...what a great movie. I was lucky enough to come across a copy of this CD a few years back, though, and the whole thing is incredible, in my opinion. A great example of BritRock!
Such a great song, of course for me its completely and irreversibly melded together with so i married an axe murderer possibly also one of the best movies from the 90's
Regardless of what Mavers said or didn't say...originally he said it was about H and then he said it wasn't...I think it's more about a girl who is like a drug, like being in love, like love is a drug...get it?
crap.
One of my favorite songs about heroin and one of my favorite riffs from the 90's.
Wonderful pop song
Great band. Great album. Great song. And I hope nobody would ever try to cover this again since they're just pitiful. Incidentally, Timeless Melody from the same album is an even better song and it was last played here over 3 years ago. Bummer.
Mugro wrote:
Nice song, but stupid name for a band.
As a fellow scouser, can I say it is a great name for a band. Even Wikipedia references the fact that scousers use the phrase 'la' as a colloquial greeting for each other: "Alright la?" "Sound as a pound!" And "la ti do re mi fa sol la"...?
Dave_Mack wrote:
Just about perfect pop song.
I was just about to say that! Thank you. I think I prefer the version by Sixpence None the Richer...
Just about perfect pop song.
the original
lmic wrote:
So is this, or is this not, a Velvet Underground song?
ha ha good one
Godlike!
geordiezimmerman wrote:
all the good songs always seem to be about drugs, heroin in this case. Classic 9/10
Yeah, love when people cover it like it's a quaint little love song....
Makes me remember my first girlfriend, and I still like the song. If you knew her, then this would be quite a testament about how good this song is.
all the good songs always seem to be about drugs, heroin in this case. Classic 9/10
Britpop sure is swell. Not near as wimpy sounding as Sixpence's cover, with a bit more twangy Ric-sounding 12-string.
siloco wrote:
damn. this sounds even better than in '91. I remember MTV used to squeeze this in between the Stone Roses, Hoodoo Gurus, Catherine Wheel and the rest...
Now thats the MTV I used to watch! I loved the "I.R.S. Cutting Edge" show.
So is this, or is this not, a Velvet Underground song?
Sounds like a lost "Hollies" tune! :sunny: :think:
damn. this sounds even better than in '91. I remember MTV used to squeeze this in between the Stone Roses, Hoodoo Gurus, Catherine Wheel and the rest...