"Blackout" as written by Tyler Williams and Mya Marie Harrison....
Like a cloud
Ushered in by wind
You were just a reaction to my confusion
A hybrid of hundreds of troubles
People felt us connect and ran for shelter

And there are blackouts in L.A. tonight
There's an evident lack of light tonight
An increase in desire
You'll catch me
Hanging out on a wire
Cutting the voltage to your power line
(And the lights go out)

Like a love
Ushered in by bliss
You came to me like a realization
But your look could sharpen a knife
Now all I hear is tearing of paper

And there are blackouts in L.A. tonight
An evident lack of light tonight
An increase in desire
You'll catch me
Hanging out on a wire
Cutting the voltage to your power line
(And the lights go out)

Now you
Cannot affect me
I feel
No electricity
Now you
Cannot control me
I feel
No electricity

(And the lights go out)
And there are blackouts in L.A. tonight
There's an evident lack of light tonight
An increase in desire
You'll catch me
Hanging out on a wire
Cutting the voltage to your power line
(And the lights go out)


Lyrics submitted by Anonycat

"Blackout" as written by Taylor Momsen Cathy Dennis

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentThis song sounds like it's taking place in a postapocalyptic world.The choice of instruments, the way they're played, along with the vocals...creates a very convincing setting.
    Anonycaton March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, represents a girl, the singer, and the un-named target of her affection. The line "Like a cloud...felt us connect and ran for shelter" seems like the girl and most likely a guy, just happened to meet, but it was love at first sight, but the man, (or woman!) doesn't return her love, which is why she has an "increase in desire you'll catch me...". The next verse "Like a love ushered in by bliss..." she figures out she is smitten with this other person, and the line that now comes "Now you, cannot affect me..." seems like she's saying, 'nah, maybe I don't love this person, they aren't taking up my only thoughts...' but then she still realises that she still loves him/her. Thats what I get out of listening to this over the past year or so (not constantly :P )
    Kowalski3500on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's more like about a love that was never ment to be... energies mixed at first, but personalieties crashed. a relationship where she was somehow being held captivated by the other person, who supposedly loved her as an object... she's had enough and is finally ending it.
    mantabluon January 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis sounds like a meeting of two powerful energies(people felt us connect and ran for shelter). The woman finds it exciting at first, but. soon finds she is being used. She secretly knows he is unfit to be a long term partner. However she cannot end the affair until one day a change comes over her and she switches off her feelings for him(cutting the voltage to your power line). She now hates and despises him and has left her old self behind(and the lights go out). She has moved up several degrees in the development of her personality.
    GeorgeGogmanon November 27, 2014   Link

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