The Light Is On Lyrics - Christopher Cross

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Christopher C. Cross
release date: 1979-12
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Soul
length: 4:12
producer: Michael Omartian
piano: Michael Omartian
lead vocals: Christopher Cross
mixer: Chet Himes
engineer: Chet Himes
electric guitar: Christopher Cross
arranger: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian and Rob Meurer
background vocals: Don Henley, J.D. Souther and Christopher Cross
acoustic guitar: Christopher Cross
percussion: Lenny Castro and Victor Feldman
synthesizer: Rob Meurer
drums (drum set): Tommy Taylor
bass guitar: Andy Salmon
electric piano: Rob Meurer
assistant engineer: Stuart Gitlin
solo guitar: Larry Carlton
composer: Christopher Cross
lyricist: Christopher Cross
Is it yours
Is it mine
I was never the kind who could
Draw the line
Are you free
Is the kind of world you could
Live in

It's alright
The light is on
The darkness has run to hide
It's alright
The light is on
But the darkness is just outside
Outside your window

Beating down
Making the sound of the rain
Drive you crazy
Make you lazy
You know it's only the rain!

Repeat: It's alright
The light is on

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Say You’ll Be Mine
  • 2 I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  • 3 Spinning
  • 4 Never Be the Same
  • 5 Poor Shirley
  • 6 Ride Like the Wind
  • 7 The Light Is On
  • 8 Sailing
  • 9 Minstrel Gigolo