"Everything Goes Dark" as written by Irwin Sparkes, Martin Skarendahl and Alan Sharland....
Hypnotized by mirrors
You should look out your window
Beneath cracked panes of ice
A sky's on fire
Drowned by the screams of decadence
A call to arms
Too busy working out to
Work it out

It's not gonna matter what you chose
It's too late when everything goes
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark

It's creeping up on you
Tt knows your name
All that you left behind
Will never be the same
It's come for all that you hold dear
She starts to cry
And hears a song to break your heart
You're looking in the dark
I can't see
It's getting late
In the night we made mistakes

Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark

Would you leave yourself alone?
If everything goes dark
Would you lighten up your town?
Once everything goes dark
Everything goes dark
Everything goes dark

Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ha ha
Da ya ha ha
Da ya ha ha
Da ya ha ha
Da ya ha ha
Da ya ha ha

Everything goes dark
Everything goes dark
Everything goes dark

Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark
Da ya ya yark


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"Everything Goes Dark" as written by Irwin Sparkes Alan Sharland

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    Lyric CorrectionUh, I thought it was really obvious that the line is: But I can't see / It's getting LATE
    Lol, 'cause it's about darkness, and goes with the next line of "in the night we make mistakes".

    I love this song, but the original version (when they were still The Hoosier Complex) KILLS me. Way more emotive and dark.
    I agree with exitmould. I've always thought this song was about how obsessed with appearance humanity in general is (as opposed to one girl/model) and how, if we couldn't see, would we stop fussing over material things? The Hoosiers themselves have said that the theme of the album is "the trick to life is not to get too attached to it", and this song fits that theme, suggesting that we shouldn't be so obsessed with all the tiny details like how we look and what we have, when you could be out, living life to the full and having fun.
    SeaChelleon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love the way Irwin sings this song, the choruses are beautifil. I LOVE the guitar picking in it aswell.
    miffyon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*beautiful
    miffyon November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song talking about death or what?
    i love this song no matter what. it sounds both creepy and beautiful. the climax of the song sounds really awesome.
    PurpleDeeon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think instead of getting light, it should be guiding lights... but that's just me. It probably is about death.
    alexial39on June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know everyone is saying death, which I agree with, but maybe war aswell?

    "All that you left behind
    Will never be the same
    It's come for all that you hold dear
    She starts to cry"

    "It's not gonna matter what you chose"

    Maybe?
    BudgieFaceon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about death. I love this song so much. I love the way he sings dark and the build up at the end... just listen to the drums in the background.

    I thought it might've been about a model dying or something... I have no idea, really haha

    "Hypnotised by mirrors
    You should look out your window"
    Really vain model, needs to think about the world rather than their looks?

    "Beneath cracked panes of ice
    A sky's on fire
    Drowned by the screams of decadence
    A call to arms"
    They could seem really cold and icy on the surface but they do have a burning personality or something similar and they are drowned by their decadence (self-indulgence and luxury etc)

    "Too busy working out to
    Work it out"
    Too busy working out (as in looking good) to work it out... it being life more important things.

    "It's creeping up on you
    It knows your name
    All that you left behind
    Will never be the same"
    Death is creeping and knows your name, and everything the model leaves behind when they die won't be the same... friends and family etc.

    "It's come for all that you hold dear
    She starts to cry
    And here's a song to break your heart
    You're looking in the dark"
    The model knows she's going to die...

    "But I can't see it's guiding light
    In the night we made mistakes"
    I'm pretty sure it's guiding light? But it's about her maybe regretting the choices she's made?

    "Would you leave yourself alone?
    If everything goes dark
    Would you lighten up your tone
    Once everything goes dark"
    Would you change your view on your life as/once you die?

    I have no idea, really. But that's what I got from it... So yeah, dunno! Tell me what you're thinking :)
    leemcgavinjoeyon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOH MY WORD THAT WAS AN ESSAY AND A HALF.
    Sorry everyone.
    leemcgavinjoeyon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree leemcgavinjoey. I think it seems almost as if she's already gone...as in a ghost and sees someone just like she was and it's like she is sad because she would like to warn her but can't. I don't know... I guess it's because of the observant point of view to the song that makes me think it's a vain warning. And the buildup at the end with the voices mingling and wailing somewhat...reminds me of a ghost or the wind wailing. It's just beautiful and like a previous poster said, creepy as well. I love Irwin's voice....rates up there with Matt Bellamy in style for me.
    UNsweetTon January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about a specific person, exactly. To me, it's a look at the hopelessness of society right now, the way vanity and material possessions are coveted above all else, but in reality those things are meaningless because in the end you'll die and leave it all behind, and it won't matter what you chose, what you owned, how you looked, what or who you loved. And really, the only reason a life of decadence and convenience is so highly valued is because people KNOW that they will die, and must distract themselves from that bleak reality by indulging in whatever happiness they can find, and making themselves admirable and attractive to the living.
    exitmouldon January 21, 2010   Link

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