When The Lights Go Out Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
album: Track in album Tracks
release date: 1998-11-10
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:08
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen Tracks cover art
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Well you say you have a friend
You trust him with your life
You trust him with your car, you trust him with your kids
You even trust him with your wife

You better watch what’s going down when the lights go out
When the night is dark, when there ain’t nobody looking around
When the lights go out
Down in this dirty little town

Well now the world is dark and funny
You better listen to what I say
You ain’t gonna know what’s going on
By what you see in the light of day

You better watch what’s going on when the lights go out
When the night is dark, when there ain’t nobody looking around
When the lights go out
Down in this dirty little town

Well now baby she trusted billy
With reason you understand
But billy he kept coming home late at night
And in the morning he had that smell on his hand

Well now the world is turning
Rome is burning
Me I’m watching
And I’m learning
They say it sure is god’s hand in the ticking of the clock
The lord’s light shining under every dirty rock

Well now last night I slept right here
And I heard god’s voice whisper in my ear

You better watch what’s going on when the lights go out
When the night is dark, when there ain’t nobody looking around
When the lights go out
Down in this dirty little town
Down in this dirty little town
Down in this dirty little town


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mary Queen of Arkansas
  • 2 It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • 3 Growin’ Up
  • 4 Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
  • 5 Bishop Danced
  • 6 Santa Ana
  • 7 Seaside Bar Song
  • 8 Zero and Blind Terry
  • 9 Linda Let Me Be the One
  • 10 Thundercrack
  • 11 Rendezvous
  • 12 Give the Girl a Kiss
  • 13 Iceman
  • 14 Bring on the Night
  • 15 So Young and in Love
  • 16 Hearts of Stone
  • 17 Don’t Look Back
    CD 2
  • 1 Restless Nights
  • 2 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Pittsburgh)
  • 3 Roulette
  • 4 Dollhouse
  • 5 Where the Bands Are
  • 6 Loose Ends
  • 7 Living on the Edge of the World
  • 8 Wages of Sin
  • 9 Take ’em as They Come
  • 10 Be True
  • 11 Ricky Wants a Man of Her Own
  • 12 I Wanna Be With You
  • 13 Mary Lou
  • 14 Stolen Car
  • 15 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 16 Johnny Bye-Bye
  • 17 Shut Out the Light
    CD 3
  • 1 Cynthia
  • 2 My Love Will Not Let You Down
  • 3 This Hard Land
  • 4 Frankie
  • 5 TV Movie
  • 6 Stand on It
  • 7 Lion’s Den
  • 8 Car Wash
  • 9 Rockaway the Days
  • 10 Brothers Under the Bridges (’83)
  • 11 Man at the Top
  • 12 Pink Cadillac
  • 13 Two for the Road
  • 14 Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
  • 15 When You Need Me
  • 16 The Wish
  • 17 The Honeymooners
  • 18 Lucky Man
    CD 4
  • 1 Leavin’ Train
  • 2 Seven Angels
  • 3 Gave It a Name
  • 4 Sad Eyes
  • 5 My Lover Man
  • 6 Over the Rise
  • 7 When the Lights Go Out
  • 8 Loose Change
  • 9 Trouble in Paradise
  • 10 Happy
  • 11 Part Man, Part Monkey
  • 12 Goin’ Cali
  • 13 Back in Your Arms
  • 14 Brothers Under the Bridge