Lights in the Night

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber, Lanterns and Lances‎ (1963)

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Sitting in the kitchen
Coffee on the boil

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Staring at the bacon
Goodbye olive oil

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Think another feeling
Have another smoke

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I’ve got money in my pocket
But I’m feeling broke

 

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Try to read a paper
Try to read a book

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Walk another circle
Hanging on a hook

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Talking to the ceiling
Feeling kinda ill

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If the radio doesn’t get me
The TV will

 

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Lights
Shiny bright

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What’s it like
In the light

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Come down
Lights in the night

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Come on down
Lights in the night

 

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Standing by the window
Balance on the brink

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Kiss another bottle
Sink another drink

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Throw away the feeling
Throw away the pill

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If the bottle doesn’t get me
The thinking will

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Lights
Shiny bright

 

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What’s it like
In the light

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Come down
Lights in the night

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It’s easy to believe
Lights in the night

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“Lights in the night” by Flash and the Pan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe5N_jXD9zI

 

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Peter Bies © 2009

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4 thoughts on “Lights in the Night

  1. Great song and your interpretation is makes much more than the original. Makes me want to redo the music to that again …

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