"Flashlight" as written by and B. Worrell G. Clinton....
Words can make you feel like feathers
But all my friends they know you better
I know, we all know, the same excuse
It does not make it true

it's dark down there
You need a flashlight
Your artificial light will not do
I'm not looking for a fight
But you should see
A different point of view
Before these words have lost their use
And we are talking like it's too late
Is it too late?
(it was two years ago)

I can't handle the situation
If I can't figure out how to steer this
Let's not speak of this ever again
And never again
As if it's in the past
Because your lies all seem to match
But the truth is you're addicted
And your friends know
Despite the lies
You swear to god they are true

don't talk about it now
Don't you know that shit will kill you?
No, can't talk about it now

it's dark down there
You need a flashlight
Yeah, it's so dark down there
You need a flashlight
Yeah, it's so dark down there
Gimme a flashlight
It's so dark down there
Gimme a flashlight

you've lost control
And we won't save you


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"Flashlight" as written by George Clinton Bernard Worrell

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    General CommentI still havent picked up the cd, but I just heard this song on the himynameismark podcast....VERY good song!
    Chelseaon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the catchier choruses from Punchline. Damn good song. I think this song is about an ex gf that lied, cheated etc until he broke up with her. And her personal friends are all trying to make her feel better and "right" about the breakup.

    "and your friends know
    despite the lies
    you swear to god they are true"
    jasonresnoon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe songs actually about the guitarist paul who left the band because he was addicted to heroine.
    "and we are talking like it's too late
    is it too late?
    (it was two years ago)"
    thats why Action was their last CD in 2004 since 37 everywhere


    "but the truth is you're addicted
    and your friends know"

    "don't talk about it now
    don't you know that shit will kill you?"

    Anthony Raneri from Bayside also is in the song providing backup vocals
    sublimehockeyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the song.. the chorus is just perfect
    xelamiihon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsublimehockey, I'm glad you cleared that up; I had a theory that it was about someone who was addicted to drugs.
    Seewaon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah that swear word is a word for heroine
    Matthew15on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was going to come on here and say i could hear Anthony from Bayside on it but someone beat me lol

    good song
    Snowboarder32on July 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti am friends with people who know these guys and i have heard that this song has to do with one of the guys from the band the composure, another pittsburgh band, who was or still is addicted to heroin. it could be about paul but i have heard that its about the guy from the composure.
    mfzb93on August 22, 2009   Link

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