"Streetlights" as written by and Timothy Ferrell Matthew Palermo....
When the streetlights
Come on the pooling night
Is levied aside
And pressed in twilight
Against our two rooms
I'll see you tonight

The pavement is aching
Cicadas are crying
The wine colored air
Breathing thoughts
Through your hair
Breezing to me
Leading me there

[Chorus]
I come alive
As the shadows parade
My hot summer blood
Comes and floods and it waves
Curbside confessions
No longer afraid
Of what you'll say

And I find you
Twilit beyond all the cars
The driveways they sleep
But streetlights will keep
Watch over me
They flicker like stars

And now all the secrets
Carefully kept inside
Run the streets rad
Our chemicals spread
Washing us through
Making you mine

[Chorus]

Now there're no words
Only the glow in our wires
And so we will be
You turn slow to me
Our lips at the sun
The hills are on fire
Oh

[Chorus]

Of what you'll say


Lyrics submitted by risefromtheashes

"Streetlights" as written by Carl Falk Didrik Thott

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General Commentthis song is one of the most beautiful songs ever. thank you ludo, for writing a song that every time i listen to i remember perfect summers filled with friends, love and st. louis streetlights.
    "Now there no words
    Only the glow in our wires
    And so we will be
    You turn slow to me
    Our lips at the sun
    The hills are on fire"

    i love this verse. the whole song is about night, and streetlights. but then...
    "the hills are on fire". it's like the sun coming up.

    this song is so beautiful.
    walkingbyxon March 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"comes in floods and in waves"


    are the lyrics, I'm pretty sure. That makes a lot more sense.
    :Devon January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of the most beautiful songs ever. thank you ludo, for writing a song that every time i listen to i remember perfect summers filled with friends, love and st. louis streetlights.
    "Now there no words
    Only the glow in our wires
    And so we will be
    You turn slow to me
    Our lips at the sun
    The hills are on fire"

    i love this verse. the whole song is about night, and streetlights. but then...
    "the hills are on fire". it's like the sun coming up.

    this song is so beautiful.
    walkingbyxon March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really gorgeous, the lyrics are so vivid and poetic, it's about summer and love and being in the moment no matter the consequences.
    imaginedxdarknesson June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song.

    As imaginexdarkness said, the lyrics are really poetic.
    stagnateon September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely and most definitely one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It is about young love, and each time I hear it I am near tears. Lovely in every way.
    FindingForeveron December 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a song about young love, because the whole thing about "when the streetlights come on" is always associated with children who need to be home before the "streetlights come on"
    thenewfaceforfailureon December 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is the most beautiful song written by Ludo in my opinion.
    This song reminds me of the nights that me and my friends used to walk down to the beach and joke around until the sun set.
    I honestly think this song is about what summer is to most kids and teenagers.
    Its a time to let go and have fun, making memories and making relationships stronger.
    KisekiAnnaon April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, I too think its about being young and staying out all night, being in love. The imagery is fantastic. I love how Andrew actually creates dynamics within the song, growing stronger into the chorus.
    musicislife11on February 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIdk if I'm wrong, but this is what I get out of this:

    The songs seems to be about two people who are in love (obviously). And their love for eachother is so strong that it literally alters the world around them. Slowly, the world starts to fall apart, until all that is left are them, and their love for eachother.

    Truly a beautiful song. Probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

    I actually dedicated it to the woman I'm in love with. Every time I listen to it, I cry.
    heydenlabelleon January 16, 2011   Link

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