"Lighthouse" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
Lighthouse tall and grand
Standing on that cold headland


Shine your light across the sea

For a wayward sailor girl like me



Lighthouse man

Guide this sailor back to land

Steer my ship on through the storm

Back to water safe and calm



Sometimes I need a lighthouse for my own

It gets so dark I can't see which way I'm going

Oh lighthouse man I'm all at sea

Shine a little lighthouse light on me

Lighthouse man I'm all at sea


Shine a little lighthouse light on me


Lighthouse man can't help us all

Some he'll save and some will fall

He'll show you where the danger lies

But he can't help it if you capsize

Steer your own ship back to shore
He'll light your way but that is all




This sea is full of misery and woe
Won't you light my lonely way back home

They don't need no light to light their way

Oh woe betide those that say



They think they're safe enough on their own
Drown in murky depths below



We all need a lighthouse for our own

It gets so dark I can't see which way I'm going
Oh lighthouse man I'm all at sea


Shine a little lighthouse light on me






Lyrics submitted by sugaredreams

"Lighthouse" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General CommentEveryone needs a "lighthouse".. a representation of a rock & mentor figure in your life to give guidance and assistance when times are hard. To me anyway.
    !!**!!on October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand everyone else i think
    one of the funkiest songs ever performed
    shinyappleon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song isn't as secular as !!**!! suggests. It's not about a mentor or a special person in one's life. I think this song is about God. I think this because the song generally refers to the lighthouse man as both singular and generic: "lighthouse man can't save us all". The biblical alusions are vague, but nonetheless present: the idea of sailing alone on a huge empty ocean. Christ is often described as the light and saviour as well. I think the most poignant thing about these lyrics is the line "woe betide those that say they don't need no lighthouse to light their way" . This is talking about the arrogance we are all susceptible to: thinking we don't need God to show us how to live. I'm sorry for the tiring Christian rhetoric. I know it's drivel. but thats honestly how i read this song. (it struck me when my mum was driving me home from a party (drunk), after having listened to this song for years.)
    cabbieon November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with @cabbie, this is what the song means to me
    queenofquiet23on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhenever i think of a lighthouse keeper i always think of a single man i think cabbie is right tho
    Dressed2Depresson March 06, 2006   Link

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