"Attic Lights" as written by and Bradford Cox....
When I get to paradise
Play my bass against the wind
I'll look down on the attic lights
I won't be safe or tired
I won't care
I won't care
Something inside the white light
Disengage the cold world
Russia, Czech Republic

I remember punk
I remember the punk
Came at me with white light
I can still remember the smell
Never washed his clothes
Something about the stained glass window

I implore you
Think twice
Think twice
I implore you
You'll be stuck like me
You'll be stuck like me

Maximum pain, maximum effect
Grow old, grow old
So used to the smell of it

Lyrics submitted by moonmaster

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    General Comment"Maximum pain, maximum effect."
    I love this.
    ejoobson October 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentUmmm...these are the lyrics for 'Criminals'. It would appear the lyrics for these two tracks need to be switched around.
    A_Raging_Bullon December 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe that these are the lyrics for this song though I recall him saying these lyrics anywho this song, like many of atlas sound's songs, just reminds me of life in general with the way it flows and how things go
    cats0pajamason December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about you guys but something about the lyrics

    "I remember the Punk, came at me with white light, I can still remember the smell, never washed his clothes"
    "Maximum pain, maximum effect"

    doesn't sound too light-hearted & throwaway to me. Seems to me there's a lot of pain & torment behind it.

    Gotta say, the Pitchfork "Cemetery Gates" performance of this song is my favorite live performance of 2010 by a mile
    pIUJFDon February 04, 2011   Link

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