• Artist: Shannon Curtis
  • Title: When The Lights Go Down
  • Genre: Rock - Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Pop - Alternative Pop
  • Mood: Ambient/Spacious, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Textures/pads, Loops/Samples, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/16/2013
  • Lyric themes: Fear, Reminiscing, Music/Art, Tired Fatigue, Optimism
  • Lyrics: When The Lights Go Down When the lights go down And the curtains shut Can they tell I’m terrified Did I do enough? In a boundless dark Looking for release I am captive of my mind I just want to sleep When The lights go down I am eight years old And I just found out How it feels to know you’re all alone When the lights go down Then the seconds tick Keeping pace my pulse races Panicked for the fix Turning over and over In a web of dread Reinventing new nightmares Out of nothingness When the lights go down I am twelve years old And I just found out I’ll be walking through this on my own Down down down Until the bottom catches me By some miracle Alive to see this mercy Love that’s bigger than my fear When the lights go down Can I be this old And only just find out I don’t have to carry this alone
  • Keywords: warm, dreamy, Ballad, Dreamy, GUESTLIST, Shannon Curtis, GUESTLIST, GUESTLIST

About Shannon Curtis

"Keyboards, drum machines, and love songs ...

What happens when a girl who grew up singing Amy Grant songs into her hairbrush teams up with a guy who raised himself on New Order and wore only black for ten years? They make the dreamy, penetrating songs that have emerged for the upcoming album by LA-based dreampop artist Shannon Curtis, as helmed by her producer/mixer husband Jamie Hill (Jens Lekman, The Presets, Nada Surf).

Curtis says of the ...

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