"Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight" as written by and Alexander Barr Matthew Kelly....
Gonna be a blackout
Gonna nail me a black curtain up good an' tight
Gonna do what my air raid man says is right
I'm gonna pull down my shade an' turn out my light
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

Cause my town is big and my town is bright
My town can work and my town can fight
So don't stike no light and don't cause a red
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

[Chorus]
Gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight
Gonna be a blackout
Gonna do what my air raid man says is right
Blackout tonight
Pull down my shade an' turn out the light

Lights will go out all over town
And the air raid warden will walk up and down
It's part of the war, I'm gonna do right
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

[Chorus]


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"Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight" as written by James Lynch Alexander Barr

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    General CommentAn air raid man/warden was a guy who was hired to walk the streets of a city and tell people to turn their lights out. During night attacks, enemy aircraft would bomb the crap out of anything that had lights on so when the air raid siren would sound everyone would have to turn out the lights so the city wouldn't get bombed. A real kick ass song anyway.
    Dropkick_Roveron May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's an air raid man?
    chunielover53on April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are by Woody Guthrie, a very cool folk songwriter.
    punkpirateon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love Woody Guthrie
    The fact that his lyrics still permeate our music generations later speaks alot to what he accomplished
    TomMorelloIsAGODon February 03, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment3 comments in 4 years? jesus

    this is an amazing version of the song - does it justice
    cartlidgeon October 14, 2007   Link

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