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Song Lyrics - Turn On The Light

Updated on November 18, 2011

I’m not sure what you can say when you have nothing but desire
It seems odd that something you want so bad can be right there
And yet you can’t do anything about it because once again
You turned her into the perfection she will be unable to bear

She just wants a beer and maybe a shot of humor over ice
But you already have her undressed and moaning in the night
Maybe she’s thinking the same thing but a lady has to pretend
She remains in her darkness so guess who has to turn on the light?

As I stare in silence
She becomes you
What chance is there
For me to forget
How you were not true?

Tonight I have to decide if I’m going to turn her life around or not
I know how I can be when I decide a girl is the one for me
I’m not sure I want to cash the check my ego is about to write
Do I walk on by or light the candle in her heart tonight?

I don’t know how to lay off all the heavy stuff anymore
Those first few minutes are the door between love and indifference
Casual conversation seems to be such a waste of time
I have to pretend I’m not impressed so I can make her mine

As I drink in silence
You have become her
What right do I have
To recreate
Things as they were?

It’s just another tired bar night of women easy on the eyes
It’s the same old thing year after year and I don’t know why
But even a slim chance is better than none at all
So I try to find love over a three fifty beer before last call

As we look in silence
We think about our past
Is it time for love
Will this next stranger
Be like the last?


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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Minnetonka - Thank you... I just reread it and realized it can mean a lot of different things.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Excellent piece of work Suburban Poet. I read it three times and found new things each time.

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @lovbuglena - Thank you... just a bit of the view from the male perspective... the older been through it all perspective...

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      Lena Kovadlo 6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Interesting lyric. Thanks for sharing.