"You Are the Light" as written by and Jimmy Wayne Barber Marv Green....
Yeah I got busted
So I used my one phone call to dedicate
A song to you on the radio

Yeah I got busted
In custody I imagined our melody
Being played on a grand piano

I saw your face in front of me
It was perfect clarity
I saw a light in the end of the tunnel

And it was you
'cause you are the light by which I travel into this and that
You are the light
You are the light by which I travel into this and that

Yeah I got busted
I painted a dirty word on your old man's Mercedes Benz 'cause you told me to do it

Yeah I got busted
But soon they released me cause the cops were sad
And they didn't know how to prove it

I saw your face in front of me
It was perfect clarity
I saw a light in the end of the tunnel

And it was you
'Cause you are the light by which I travel into this and that
You are the light
You are the light by which I travel into this and that

It's all so obvious, so obvious
Why would anyone need a map or a compass
It's so beautiful to be guided by you

'Cause you are the light
You are the light by which I travel into this and that
You are the light
You are the light by which I travel into this and that

You are the light, light
You are the light, light


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"You Are the Light" as written by Jimmy Wayne Barber Marv Green

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    General CommentThis is probably the funniest song ever. I don't think I've ever heard a song with as much W-T-F factor. The brilliant trumpet fanfare... the horn backgrounds... the female backup vocals... the cute lyrics... and the serious voice against the bouncy melody... it all adds up to a great song. Reminds me of talk shows, for whatever reason.
    baybaybonbonon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a greaaaat song. The lyrics are hilarious, and with the horns and the claps and everything it's just too perfect. It's so cheesy and kind of familiar-sounding, but I just love it. I also love his slight Swedish accent. Next time I make a mix cd for one of my friends, this is sure to be on there.
    rhymeswithorangeon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's like a swedish BNL...a one man show
    myloveisfreeingon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me so H A P P Y :)
    trasselfiaon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, this song makes me happy too! its the trumpets and the chorus that make it hard to keep a smile from forming
    playgroundloveon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"P.K. was in the precinct house, using his one phone call to dedicate a song to Tammy, for she was the light by which he traveled into this and that." -David Berman, from his poem "Governors of Sominex" from his book "Actual Air."

    So not only does Jens Lekman sample music, he samples writing too! Not to knock the guy, I think it's really cool that he sampled DC Berman.
    heroinhotwateron September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha, David Berman is a great person to sample.
    nineandninetyon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how the cops were actually sad because they couldn't prove his crime.

    jens lekman is a swedish fountain of sunshine and happiness.
    musicforlife!on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat makes this song hilarious to me is that in a supposed love song, he is so detached.
    "so I used my one phone call to dedicate
    a song to you on the radio" is the best part of the lyrics...
    birba.mozzon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone seen the video for the song? I think that's really what hooked me to Jens' music. He's witty, fantastical, and everything has a great beat!
    whatthefolkon September 01, 2009   Link

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