"Blackout" as written by Raymond Ian Burns, Paul Gray, Christopher John Millar, John Arthur Osborn and David Vanian....
Don't you ask me to come out
When the sun does shine
Rather stay here with curtains drawn
In darkness you'll be mine

let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

well, welcome to my basement flat
No windows to see through
When darkness falls again my friend
We'll both know what to do

let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

come walk with me upon the earth
That keeps us both alive
No living thing can last in here
But we shall both survive

let's wait for the blackout
The light is too bright
Let's wait for the blackout
Wait for the night

in darkness there is no sin
Light only brings the fear
Nothing to corrupt the eyes
There is no vision here
At first you may find it strange
But please don't go away
There's power in the nighttime
That you won't find in the day

there is no vision here
There is no vision here
No vision here






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"Wait for the Blackout" as written by David Vanian Christopher John Millar

Lyrics © ANGLO-ROCK, INC. , Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentnice cover of the damned
    redpatcheron April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnever even knew they did this song.... where can i get it??
    scosbasson May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenton the new split with one man army
    alkaline tree Oon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about sex personally am i wrong?
    ~Meggles
    JakedOnGreenBeerso8on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:-)
    Come lay with me upon the earth
    That keeps us both alive
    No living thing has lasted here
    Yet we shall both survive
    Hellbound_Airlineson November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually my least favorite song off of the OMA split, but its not utter trash unlike some bands who come out with stuff... it still is descent, the ending lyrics are good enough for the trio to call as their own. trio is my favorite band by far...

    Edited by oofus on December 11 2005, at 12:42PM

    Bo0shon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Real Title to this is "Wait For The Blackout", one of the prime songs on the Damned's "The Black Album". The songs merely about darkness, However Alkaline Trio's cover can harldy compare to the original version of the Damned's. This version hardly is as atmospheric as The Damned's.
    Staticburn89on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe "light" of the right hand path religions is too bright that anything you can see sin and corrupt. the left hand path religion, or the "darkness" (only called the dark forces because no religion has ever brought them into the light) is pure. there is nothing to make it wrong
    painkiller2448on November 19, 2008   Link

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