Right foot
Followed by your left foot
Will guide you home before your curfew
and into your bed

Standing on our tip-toes
Peering through open windows
I swear I heard my name

Sitting with the lights off
Waiting for my brain to storm
Trying to work things out
It's thunder and it's lighting
And it's all things too frightening
I could barely see outside

Your body was black and blue
Being struck twice was nothing new

Your body was black and blue
Being struck twice was nothing new

Your body was black and blue (x7)
YOUR BODY WAS BLACK

And it's thunder
And it's lightning
Coming home

And it's thunder
And it's lightning
Coming back

Your body was black and blue
Your body was black and blue
And your body...

I have to say goodnight
I'm leaving before you're punching out my lights

I'm leaving.


Lyrics submitted by Ottae, edited by Indigogos

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    General CommentI hear "Sit tight with the lights off
    Waiting for my brain to storm". But it could be me mistranslating because of his accent.
    blindvision55on July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hear "Sit tight with the lights off
    Waiting for my brain to storm". But it could be me mistranslating because of his accent.
    blindvision55on July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hear "Sit tight with the lights off
    Waiting for my brain to storm". But it could be me mistranslating because of his accent.
    blindvision55on July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt definitely is "Waiting for my brain to storm" because then he leads to the metaphor of its thunder and its lightning and its all things too frighting referring to his thoughts rather than a literal storm, and follows it with i could hardly see outside as he cant get out of his own mind. at least thats how i interpret it.
    randatronicon March 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti cant help but comment on this song since no one else had, just gives me the vibe of a relationship left behind which has as of recent been renewed; rekindled in a way. and how you may struggle to make sense of the situation before deciding to move in another direction.
    doxinson April 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe opening verse starts with the image of having to help someone with their walking, as if they are in a stupor from being in an accident or being too dazed/drunk to keep going. Judging by the second verse, which speaks of someone paranoid that they're hearing their name - I'd say the song is from the perspective of someone who blames themselves for what has happened.

    I'm guessing the person feels guilt, or remorse, that they have caused so much pain to their significant other. The line "waiting for my brain to start" (or "storm" as some have suggested), amidst the imagery of thunder and lightning striking seems like it's speaking about rage: since he is unable to get the brain to do what it normally does, which is to think.

    This leads me to believe, along with the lines "Your body was black and blue/It struck twice there's nothing new" and the fact that we all know that there may eventually be a lightning storm during rainy seasons, that this is in fact a metaphor for a very violent relationship. Maybe an argument turned violent and he struck his significant other in such a way that they are now struggling to even get up and walk. The paranoia that someone was watching is evident from "standing on tip-toes" and the guilt of "oh God, not again," from the "there's nothing new."

    The last lines all indicate a bit of cowardice - rather than deal with the real problem (his own rage), he is simply going to leave. This isn't to say he's gone forever, he may just cool off, come back and sweet talk the girl/guy back into his life only to have the cycle repeat itself again.

    These are, after all, very frightening things in a relationship.
    dblreppukenon July 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think people may be missing the obvious: I think this song is about a teenage couple, they are trying to get her back before curfew, they sink in the window, but her father is waiting up in the dark.

    The boy swears he hears his name, either b/c she is calling for help, or the Dad knew who she was with, and does not like the guy, and/or he is just an abusive father....I think the father starts beating the girl- black and blue,but that is nothing new, b/c her father prob. beats her all the time, b/c he struck you but "no where new".

    The thunder and lightning are prob metaphors for the beatings, b/c she gets beat when she gets home.

    The boy is either watching this feeling helpless, and has to leave for good b/c either he is afraid (the coward remark above fits with this)their relationship is the reason she is getting beat, or he is afraid the dad will find him and beat the shit out of him. The last line could be I'm leaving for the beatings you get and for my life, or I am leaving for your punches (he feels guilty)or b4 he is punching out my lights.

    This song is so beautiful and haunting, and so sad!
    Jessie2376on September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWere we read "And it's all things too frightening", shouldn't it be "And this whole thing's too frightening"?
    slamdirtymutanton October 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe following lines indicates that the song may be about abusive relationship (eiher physical or mental abuse):

    "I'm leaving before your punching out my lights"
    "...It struck twice there's nothing new"
    Jason1983on December 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've really been trying to get one/some of the guys to come enlighten us folks.
    Hexmanon April 12, 2011   Link

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