"Lights Out" as written by Jasen Rauch and Benjamin Burnley....
I am done pretending
You have failed to find what's left
I will suck you dry again
Some are not worth saving
You are such a pretty mess
I will choke the life within

Now you want to take me down
As if I even care
I am the monster in your head
And I thought you'd learn by now
It seems you haven't yet
I am the venom in your skin
And now your life
Is broken

After the lights go out on you
After your worthless life is through
I will remember how you scream
I can't afford to care
I can't afford to care

I am suffocating
You have failed to pull me in
I will drag you down again
Life is unrelenting
Feeding lies into my head
I will feed the lies you live

Now you want to take me down
As if I even care
I am the monster in your head
And I thought you'd learn by now
It seems you haven't yet
I am the venom in your skin
And now your life
Is broken

After the lights go out on you
After your worthless life is through
I will remember how you scream
I can't afford to care
I can't afford to care

After the lights go out on you
After your worthless life is through
I will remember how you scream
I can't afford to care
I can't afford to care
I can't afford to care
I can't afford to care


Lyrics submitted by TylerAHM

"Lights Out" as written by Benjamin Burnley Jasen Rauch

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company

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  • +8
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about your inner/personal "demons", this of course varies from person to person but basically any tough situations you are going through that keeps pulling you down (fear, anxiety, depression, traumatic events, addictions, stress, guilt, etc)

    It sounds like the kind of enemies one has to overcome to keep moving forward.

    jwolf2on September 01, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts sure is a great song i think its the sickness * brain cancer* is talking to him telling him it doesn't care of him and it will eventually take over him
    armedmon October 01, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI believe this song is about someone with a mental disorder like bipolar where its almost as if you have two sides constantly fighting. Where the person is fighting for control while the other is always ruining life for the person. disorders like bipolar or even schitzo
    metalshatzon March 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwow, i can't believe nobody has commented yet, well this is one of my favorite songs because i have tried to do this, this song is about two people, him and another person, whether that person is a man or woman i don't know but i do know that at the beginning he was trying to help this person, help fix him/her, but he is done pretending that there is something left to save, lyrical correction


    I am done pretending
    You have failed to find what's left
    I will suck you dry again
    Some are not worth saving
    You are such a pretty mess
    I will choke the life within

    this is he is done with him/her and is going to just not care because he/she has done something to piss him off so he wants revenge, he is the monster in his/her head and the venom in their skin, when he is done and leaving this person he will remember how they "screamed" which is how they feel after he got revenge

    I am suffocating
    You have failed to pull me in
    I will drag you down again
    Life is unrelenting
    Feeding lies into my head
    i will feed the lies you live

    he can't afford to care because all they did was bring drama into his life and lie to him and feed him lies and they are miserable so instead of taking his help seriously they try to pull him down again, this verse pretty much explains why he wants revenge, i have felt this time and time again, but i learned that some people are not worth saving.
    TheOriginalChubbzon September 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is kinda nerdy, but this song reminds me of Spider-Man's symbiote suit, and not just because of the line "I am the Venom in your skin," haha.

    The whole thing has this creepy eerie vibe, like the singer is just hiding beyond the surface, puppet-mastering the person he's singing about, trying to get them to do wrong ("Some are not worth saving") and every time the person resists, this force just fights against him or her, and the song is about how it will continue to do so until it drains the person dry, and move on to someone else, kinda like the Venom symbiote thing.

    Less comic-bookey, the force could be significant of that impersonal, 'kill or be killed' mentality, that wants nothing more than to be better than everyone else, to make the most money, to get the best girl, whatever, that sort of "it's just business" attitude that can drain your soul if you get too caught up in it. I don't know, I'm just ranting.
    sightfortheblindon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my son who is struggling with meth addiction. If he had any possessions left I could send him the song to listen to. But he has lost everything and moves from friend to friends house with nothing but the clothes on his back. His dad lost everything trying to help him, all his things disappeared too. I live in a different city, so he will never have enough money to show up on my doorstep. How hard is that to know that I am glad for the distance. I cant pull him up out of the gutter, only he can decide. If I reach out then I go down too. I have tried setting him up with jobs, a phone, clothes, food, everything gets sold for money for drugs. Excuses fall from his lips continously. I have to remove tags from clothing, he will wear rags and take the bags of new underwear and socks back for the money. I must not let his addiction suck me down too. This song really spells it out.
    MomZillaon February 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes! Awesome song!
    I agree, maybe this is abt a sickness of some sort. Or maybe it's just abt two people who just hate each other.
    Sometimes their lyrics are so vague i wonder if they're just writing whatever sounds cool.
    NewOweNon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with TheOriginalChubbz
    i think he is done trying to save that person because they don't want to be helped
    Ezduzdeon December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt could be about a lot of things that suck the life out of you and pull you down... I think of drug addiction, bc of the line "venom in your skin".
    secretlyinsaneon July 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line "i will feed the lives you live" means he is faking it and the Lines "i will suck you dry again" and the line "you are such a pretty mess" "i will take you down again" is talking about how his GF breaks up with him a number of times. And he tries to get vengeance by going back out with her and making her love him and then he breaks up with her...Trying to make her feel how he did...but he doesn't care how she feels because she made him feel like that so many times.
    Aviananon August 16, 2010   Link

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