Turn The Lights Off
|Turn The Lights Off|
|Written by||Joe Hawley|
|Appears on||Good & Evil|
|Sung by||Joe Hawley|
Turn The Lights Off, a song by Joe Hawley. One of the first "new" songs the band began playing, in June, 2006.
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.
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