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When the lights go out

And there’s no-one around

I’ll come through the walls

And surprise you again,

When you hold your breath

And there’s nowhere to go

I’ll fall down on you

Like a winter snow.

 

We came alive when the music played

Danced in between every note we heard,

We kissed on the back stairs out of sight

Moved to the beat that ran in the night.

 

We took each word built a life around

The things we heard trying not to drown,

We held the hands of the dead we loved

Saw the fire smile and welcome us.

 

And love came by an uneasy cure

We broke our nails on the rugged shore,

Our blood ran hot as it led us home

And broke our backs in the joy we made.

 

We counted stars when the daylight came

Found the shadows where we stayed the same,

Took our chances in the city’s cold

And lived on moments we held so close.

 

When the lights go out

And there’s no-one around

I’ll come through the walls

And surprise you again,

When you hold your breath

And there’s nowhere to go

I’ll fall down on you

Like a winter snow.

 

© All original writing copyright Chris Nelson 2000-2019