When the Lights Go Down (Fallout Mix) | Behind the Track

Album: No Time Like the End Times

What is it about?

“When the Lights Go Down” is a result of thinking about growing older. One day, the lights will go down on the our life, much like the end of a theater production and it will end.

I’ve never really thought too hard about what it would be like to grow old, to pass away or to lose my wife. This song is designated as the fallout mix because of the recent conflict in the Ukraine and the threat of nuclear action by Russia. This version adds the background noise from Geiger counters to the sound track.

Lyrics: When the Lights Go Down

Something bout the way that time keeps moving on
There's something bout the way the sadness creeps Into the song
Never given that much thought to growing old
But it's time

When the lights go down
You're the one I want to hold
When the lights go down
Am I still the one you're holding onto

When the lights go down
That day is coming
I pull with all might might but the second hand Is holding on tight
That day is coming

There's something bout the way that time just Keeps moving on
I never gave that much thought to growing old
But everybody's gonna answer to the minute hand
So it's time
That day is coming
Oh lord that day is coming

Try as I might the second hand just keeps moving on
And the minute hand is lying in wait
To claim us all

When the lights go down
Never gave much thought to growing old
But it's time
That day is coming
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