The Walkabouts - The Light Will Stay On Lyrics

The Walkabouts Devil's Road cover art
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I go to sleep, before
The devil wakes
And I wake up, before
The angels take

All my worldly desires
All my yardsticks of fear

All my secrets untold
All my motives unclear

Hangin' down in the fire
Burnin' them higher
Won't take them away from here

And long after we're gone
The light will stay on
The light will stay on

Watched the city, city of crows
Watched them fly, watched
'Em all flyin' low

Out above the flood plain
Just above the dirt road
They were hungry as winter,
Hungry as us
Not afraid to be flyin', not
Afraid to be lost

And long after we're gone
The light will stay on
The light will stay on

And if you bury me, add
Three feet to it
One for your sorrow, two
For your sweat
Three for the strange
Things we never forget

And long after we're gone
The light will stay on
The light will stay on

And long after we're safe
The lights will not fade
The lights will not fade

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Light Will Stay On
  • 2 Rebecca Wild
  • 3 The Stopping-Off Place
  • 4 Cold Eye
  • 5 Christmas Valley
  • 6 Blue Head Flame
  • 7 When Fortune Smiles
  • 8 All For This
  • 9 Fairground Blues
  • 10 The Leaving Kind
  • 11 Forgiveness Song


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Chris Eckman
    album: Track 1 in album Devil's Road
    release date: 1996
    popularity : 522 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Country Rock/Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 5:27
    producer: Victor van Vugt
    bass: Michael Wells
    keyboard: Glenn Slater
    percussion: Terri Moeller
    pedal steel guitar: David Immergl├╝ck
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Schallplatten GmbH
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384134921
    script: Latin