‘Lock All The Doors’: Noel talks about an unfinished Oasis’ song

‘Lock All The Doors’: Noel talks about an unfinished Oasis’ song

Noel Gallagher talks about ‘Lock All The Doors’ saying that it’s an unfinished Oasis’ song.


One of the news that will surely make happier a lot of old Oasis‘ fans, is that Noel will release a tune written about 23 years ago.

As he confirmed yesterday, he took decades to complete ‘Lock All The Doors’, and unfinished Oasis‘ song.

“There’s a song on this record that’s taken me 23 years to finish, it’s called ‘Lock All The Doors’. I gave a bit of it away to the Chemical Brothers in the ’90s when we did ‘Setting Sun’ and I always meant to finish it off. I kept the chorus but I could never find a way of getting the verse to tie in with this chorus. One afternoon I was coming out the Tesco Metro where I live in Maida Vale, and I don’t know what it was but it just hit me, coming round the corner, just by Boots, it came to me in a flash of inspiration. This song was never released by Oasis, but the chorus is so fucking brilliant I never gave up on it.”

Speaking abouthis new album, Noel also revealed that on of the tracks, ‘The Dying Of The Light’, will be familiar to fans from an online bootleg video:

“It’s a song that one of this lot bootlegged. I did it at soundcheck on the last tour and somebody taped it and put it on the internet. I thought, I’ll leave it there. It’s been played quite a few times, but as with these things they always get the title wrong. They call it ‘It Makes Me Want To Cry’ which is a shit title. Unless it’s a song about an onion. It’s called ‘The Dying Of The Light’, which is a brilliant title for a song. How do I feel when people put stuff online? If it’s shit, I’d have it removed. But as luck would have it, this particular version of it was brilliant, so I left it there for people to enjoy. It was only an acoustic thing; the finished version is far more grandiose.”

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