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Taken from an interview with My Car and My Guitar:
 
Taken from an interview with My Car and My Guitar:
  
Joe: The whole album is about dualities, and that song is probably about the child-adult duality. And the verses are about kids growing up, and the choruses are about whatever chaos or strife is caused by competition for partners?
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''Joe: The whole album is about dualities, and that song is probably about the child-adult duality. And the verses are about kids growing up, and the choruses are about whatever chaos or strife is caused by competition for partners?
  
I was looking at Where The Wild Things Are, also. And I pictured this boy going into his closet and seeing a monster party. A party full of monsters dancing, like in this movie Jacob’s Ladder, also. Just a lot of visions like that kind of influencing the song.
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I was looking at Where The Wild Things Are, also. And I pictured this boy going into his closet and seeing a monster party. A party full of monsters dancing, like in this movie Jacob’s Ladder, also. Just a lot of visions like that kind of influencing the song.''
  
 
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Revision as of 13:53, 6 May 2018

Turn The Lights Off
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Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on Good & Evil
Sung by Joe Hawley
Genre Rock
Language English




Turn The Lights Off, a song by Joe Hawley. One of the first "new" songs the band began playing, in June, 2006.


Inspiration[edit]

Taken from an interview with My Car and My Guitar:

Joe: The whole album is about dualities, and that song is probably about the child-adult duality. And the verses are about kids growing up, and the choruses are about whatever chaos or strife is caused by competition for partners?

I was looking at Where The Wild Things Are, also. And I pictured this boy going into his closet and seeing a monster party. A party full of monsters dancing, like in this movie Jacob’s Ladder, also. Just a lot of visions like that kind of influencing the song.



Lyrics[edit]

Don't go in there
You'll become one
Freaky creatures
Monster party
Eyes of yellow
Scales and feathers
Tails in tethers
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

Bend the nightmare
You control it
Artful dodger
Easy does it
Shut the closet
Get under the covers
Snakes and lovers
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

CHORUS
Everybody likes to get taken for turns
To see how bright the fire inside of us burns
And everybody wants to get evil tonight
But all good devils masquerade under the light

Here's the pinky
There's the kinky
Everybody complicate it
Man & Woman
Baby child
Calm & Wild
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

Don't remember				Day's gone
What we look like			Night's on
Younger holding				Day's gone
one another				Light's passed
Paper colors				Day's gone
dangle streaming			Night's on
Tangle screaming			Light's gone
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

CHORUS

Can't they take it
Should be stronger
Books abandoned
Breathe the water
Mind distracted				Bad girls		
Sons & Daughters			Good boys		
Out for slaughter			Bad guys		
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

Sparkles and shines on the water	Bet you've got a bone to pick with me
Seeps through the cumulus brume		Bet you've got a bone to pick with me
Tingles and tears while we're gazing	Bet you've got a bone to pick with me
Vanishes soon after bedtime for good	Bet you've got a bone to pick with me

Don't you like it			Day's gone
I know I do				Night's on
How about you?				Day's gone
What do we know			        Light's passed
Tiny patterns				Day's gone
Hypnotizing				Night's on
Terrorizing				Light's gone
TURN THE LIGHTS OFF

CHORUS

Chroma diamonds
Twinkle brightly
Dance in darkness
Blow the nights off
Sleepy child
Spark desire
Walk the fire