The La’s – There She Goes

A song by a British band called The La’s. A very good pop song that has no verses…it just repeats the chorus four different ways four different times. The song peaked at #49 on the 1991 Billboard Chart and #13 on the UK charts in 1990.

It was written by the singer Lee Mavers and recorded in 1988 and remixed and released again in 1990.

Many people think the song was about heroin. Paul Hemmings an ex-guitarist for the band denies that rumor. Either way, it is a perfectly constructed pop song.

It’s been covered by a lot of artists but probably most successfully by Sixpence None the Richer. I’ve always liked The La’s version the best.

 

“There She Goes”

There she goes
There she goes again
Racing through my brain
And I just can’t contain
This feeling that remainsThere 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 remainsThere 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)

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

9 thoughts on “The La’s – There She Goes”

  1. I’ve always loved that song. I had to look up the Sixpence None The Richer version. It’s nice too. I never picked up on the vein reference. Now it will be hard to ignore that, so thanks a lot, haha.

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    1. Sorry to ruin it for you lol… To me, it’s just a perfect little pop song… The falsetto and the jangling guitar… Sixpence also did Dancing Queen…pretty close to Abba.

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  2. I saw Sixpence a few years back at a local small town local concert. There version is pretty good but I agree The La’s version is the go to one.

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    1. I’ve always thought There She Goes is just a perfect little pop song. I like how they arranged it.
      Sixpence did it well…the also did Dancing Queen well.

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      1. The town where they appeared maybe 2000 people tops– a fellow runs concerts out there and that was his biggest concert as far as having a ‘name’ and as far as attendance. They gave a good concert- and of course did There She Goes.

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  3. When I first heard that song I remember thinking they deliberately set out to make an early Beatles sounding record, and that they did a good job of it. Oddly, some of the vocals sound like a little like Frankie Valli to me.

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    1. It does sound a little like Valli… I like the way they arranged it… just the chorus 4 times with no verses…nice little pop song.

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