don't it hurt so bad
standing in the sun
in the bottom of your heart
you don't love no one

you can be oh so mean
i just can't see no in-between
you know what the sun's all about
when the lights go out

what a way to live
back of your class
end of the line
you're always last

you can be oh so mean
i just can't see no in-between
you know what the sun's all about
when the lights go out

see the moon
see the stars
from your lonely seat
in your lonely car

you can be oh so mean
i just can't see no in-between
you know what the sun's all about
when the lights go out


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    General Commentlove it
    freakystyleyon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes! so glad i found this song! its gonna be on the Black Snake Moan movie, which looks amazing....
    Raquella710on February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is freaking amazing
    discotetrison March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song... is... so sexy.

    and so good.
    anewkindof_meon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me for some reason of "when the levee breaks" by led zeppelin
    mopgirl777on May 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat a badass song
    altf4on June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdef love this song
    and i heard it on black snake moan too
    i love the whole feel of that movie
    but i was wondering what the song was about, so i read the lyrics.
    I think:
    it's about somebody friendless or doesn't love anybody, and they're finding out what love is all about through its' absence. like this bitch can see how important it is to love somebody when she's all alone.

    "you know what the sun's all about
    when the lights go out"
    i love that part!
    kflyyyon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGREAT SONG! feel like taking a few back and saying fuck it! lol
    TiOon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...I wish I could say so much, by saying so little. That is why I love the Black Keys.
    OpinionHeadon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...I wish I could say so much, by saying so little. That is why I love the Black Keys.
    OpinionHeadon April 15, 2009   Link

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