When the Light Goes Out

from by Stephen Gerard Hiscox

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The televisions flash like lightning from behind the curtains.
The world's chaotic and nothing's certain.
When the ground keeps shifting under your shoes
And you can see the way out but it's hard to get to,
When everything you believe in gets eaten by doubt
Just hold my hand when the light goes out.

When you keep looking backwards it gets hard to see.
Nostalgia's not quite what it used to be.
Time gets ahead of you and you can't keep up,
You lie curled up in bed like a question mark.
When the moon disappears behind the clouds
Be near me when the lights go down.

You're neither here nor there but somewhere in between.
You feel like you're stuck in someone else's dream.
You go back where you came from to find out why you left.
You start out full of hope and you end up bereft.
Now the memory is fading but something remains,
Stay with me while the light fades.

When the moon disappears behind the clouds
Hold my hand when the light goes out.


from arrive (and) depart, released May 12, 2012



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Stephen Gerard Hiscox Wien, Austria

I'm from Sydney, Australia, I live in Vienna, Austria. I write songs, record them at home, and sometimes I make videos for them.

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