Monday, April 3, 2017

Lights Out - Song lyrics from the 90s

This is another song written while living in the East Village of NYC. I lived on East 13th Street twice. Once between 2nd and 1st and the second time between 1st and A. The neighborhood still had a lot of character back in the 1980s and early 1990s. My bedroom in one of those flats faced the street and 3 times a week the garbage trucks would pick up the trash at 5:30 in the morning. It wasn't always easy living there. 

Lights Out
Words and Music
Julie Gengo

Stories I throw out that conjure up 
images of courage
What in the world was I thinking 
when you turned the light on

Now I wait in the shadows
I follow in your footsteps
I stumble in the message
to hold on

Stories I throw out that conjure up
images of courage
What in the hell was I thinking 
when you turned the light on

Now I sit in the shadows
I fumble in your presence 
I stumble in the essence 
to hold on

Lights out
Lights out
Lights out 
Lights out
Lights out

Stories I throw out that conjure up 
images of courage
What in the world was I thinking when 
you turned the lights on

Now I wait in the shadows
I tumble in your message
I crumble in the wreckage 
to hold on
The words are all wrong 
You've got it all wrong

Lights out
Lights out
Lights out 
Lights out

Lights out

Stories I throw out that conjure up
images of courage

2 comments:

  1. I had family that had a restaurant in The Village in the 1960's. It isn't there now. But there was the Bill Baird Puppet theater on Barrow Street. I think that is still there.

    I was in NYC for a play last year. But I didn't get to go to places that I used to go... So much has changed.

    Best to you and yours.

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