They set the stage and she's entered
from stage right to the center of attention
She's mentioned a thing or two
about stealing the show
He catches her eyes knowing
he'd be the guy with whom
she'd make a mistake and
not worry about whose heart it breaks
Before she knows it she's back in a place
she knows all too well
Without thinking of her boyfriend
she thinks to herself

"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
They won't hear
just lay here
In this bed you'll stay
"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
So clever
they'll never
find out what you
just gave away

In a bed not too distant
there's a boy who's been missing
events at a party transpiring
He'd rather not see
And then it hits him
That feeling that something's missing
but that puzzle piece
found somewhere else to fit in
Before he knows it he's back in a place
he knows all too well
With an empty space besides him
he thinks to himself

"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
They won't hear
just lay here
In this bed you'll stay
"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
So clever
they'll never
find out what you
just gave away

And though it's dark tonight
there's still a glimmer in his eye
Sparks and takes him away
while she runs through his head
She turned out the lights
only thinking of the fights
Found her way to cut the ties
while letting someone else inside

"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
They won't hear
just lay here
In this bed you'll stay
"Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
So clever
they'll never
find out what you
just gave away


Lyrics submitted by ajc1ne

Lights Turned Low (Ready Go) song meanings
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    General CommentWow, I seriously can't believe no one has commented this. This might not make a lot of sense, but here's my take on it.

    They set the stage and she's entered
    from stage right to the center of attention
    She's mentioned a thing or two
    about stealing the show
    He catches her eyes knowing
    he'd be the guy with whom
    she'd make a mistake and
    not worry about whose heart it breaks
    Before she knows it she's back in a place
    she knows all too well
    Without thinking of her boyfriend
    she thinks to herself

    A guy and a girl are having relationship problems. The girl is sick of it all and she goes off to a party where she's the "center of attention" to get away from everything. She meets a guy there and he tries to get with her. Angry at her boyfriend for whatever reason, she goes along with it and cheats as she has done so before (not necessarily with the same boyfriend). "Before she knows it she's back in a place she knows all too well/ Without thinking of her boyfriend she thinks to herself"

    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    They won't hear
    just lay here
    In this bed you'll stay
    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    So clever
    they'll never
    find out what you
    just gave away

    This is obviously the part about cheating. She sleeps with the guy she just met and loses her virginity "So clever they'll never find out what you just gave away" (or that's what I got from it)

    In a bed not too distant
    there's a boy who's been missing
    events at a party transpiring
    He'd rather not see
    And then it hits him
    That feeling that something's missing
    but that puzzle piece
    found somewhere else to fit in
    Before he knows it he's back in a place
    he knows all too well
    With an empty space beside him
    he thinks to himself

    Her boyfriend's at home thinking about what's happening to their relationship. He realizes that he's losing her.

    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    They won't hear
    just lay here
    In this bed you'll stay
    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    So clever
    they'll never
    find out what you
    just gave away


    And though it's dark tonight
    there's still a glimmer in his eye
    Sparks and takes him away
    while she runs through his head
    She turned out the lights
    only thinking of the fights
    Found her way to cut the ties
    while letting someone else inside

    Although they're going through rough times, the boyfriend still holds on to hope. The girl, however, wants out and thinks that her boyfriend will break up with her when he finds out what she's done.

    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    They won't hear
    just lay here
    In this bed you'll stay
    "Lights turned low. Ready? Go!"
    So clever
    they'll never
    find out what you
    just gave away


    Probably doesn't make any sense at all to anyone but me but I just thought I'd post it (:
    heytheredollfaceon June 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually that's pretty much spot on with what I thought the song was about - makes sense to me!
    ajc1neon July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fully agree with heytheredollface. That's how I was able to interpret the song. It's pretty straight forward once you read through the lyrics, 'cause there's nothing that seems too cryptic or figurative for someone to understand.
    Akineraon August 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really do agree with you guys. I think that this song is amazing and I'm going friends with a guy who goes through the same thing and I think it sucks to know that the girl is still trying to stay with him when he's hurting and she's out being happy with "Other People"....

    I loved this song by the sound and the voice but when I figured out the meaning it made me love it even more! Thanks Dropout year for your powerful lyrics!!!! :) <3
    ChristianaMarieon March 07, 2011   Link

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