Who Sang The Light? The Stranglers

The Stranglers Coup de Grace cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-10-26
Genre: Rock
producer: David M. Allen
Some other versions of "The Light"

Lyrics
Predestination, not a thing that you'd plan
Misunderstanding, or a line in the sand
Thunder & lightning, did God have a hand
Wasn't it frightening, wasn't it sad
Would it have mattered, it the timing was bad
Something surprising, or nothing so sad
A night at the Wiskey, or was I just mad
Was it intended, why was I so glad
Was it so lovely, did it seem real
Was there a purpose, I just can't tell you

It was always darkness, time was never on your side
That's the rock of ages, and I could tell you why
I'd talk about the daytime, and tell you 'bout the night
You'll have to live in darkness to get some piece of mind
Don't try to make the darkness bright, night will always dim the light

Something is a happening, nothing ain't right
I've been a waiting, a waiting all night
Is it on purpose, who know if you might
I'm biting my nails, right through to the bone
I seem to be dripping my blood on the phone

It was always darkness, time was never on your side
That's the rock of ages, and I could tell you why
I'd talk about the daytime, and tell you 'bout the night
You'll have to live in darkness to get some piece of mind
Don't try to make the darkness bright, night will always dim the light

If I could tell you I might as well
If it was heard, the honest word
But you should know, like no one knows
The words, just can't be heard

Now it don't matter, it's too late to care
It's something you'd saviour, leave up in the air
You can't criticise it, it wouldn't be fair
You couldn't do that, you'd be such a bore
It's only the thinking, that altered the score

It was always darkness, time was never on your side
That's the rock of ages, and I could tell you why
I'd talk about the daytime, and tell you 'bout the night
You'll have to live in darkness to get some piece of mind
Don't try to make the darkness bright, night will always dim the light

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 God Is Good
  • 2 You Dont Think That What You've Done Is Wrong
  • 3 Tonight
  • 4 Jump Over My Shadow
  • 5 Miss You
  • 6 Coup de Grace (S-O-S)
  • 7 In the End
  • 8 No Reason
  • 9 Known Only Unto God
  • 10 The Light

  • Release information
    label: Eagle Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5034504104228
    script: Latin