"Light Up Your Candles" as written by and Graham Coxon....
Well I know you say now "very well done, my old son"
But it's hard you know, every day is a dark dark one
Cus my old friend's here, tug tug tugging at my sleeve
You know he tugs so hard that he could almost make me leave

Light up your candles, into the dark we go
To be a good man is all I want you know
Light up your candles, cus here we go

It's a schlep this old life, just one slip and you are gone
Back into the void where you came from
You can't light your own way through this dark unholy place
With just one candle and a happy face

So light it up now, fill the darkness with your grace
With just one candle and a happy face
Light it up now, your happy face

It's too easy somehow, just grit your teeth and let it go
Last seduction, total destruction
So what you gonna do now with the good life you have found,
grin and bear it till you're six feet in the ground?


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    General CommentThis song is so underrated... I'd say it's one of Graham's best songs. While it doesn't really fit in with the album it could've been on, it definitely deserves to be more than just a b-side.
    As for the song itself, judging by the lyrics, it seems to be about staying positive throughout all hard times you go through. "Light up your candles" seems to be a play off of the phrase "look on the bright side".
    Deka7X9on December 03, 2015   Link

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