lights are out all over the country tonight
you can't even turn on a porch light
and everything's a crisis
and ice cream is going for a dollar in the street
strangers fall in love with the first face they meet
cause there's something about the dark that's full of catharsis

and there's a couple on the corner playing a game
and every time the outcome's the same
she wonders why he cannot be stopped
but it's as classic as a blackout in the 21st century
she always throws scissors but she cannot see
that he nearly always throws rock

so you win again
you get to go first
you can spin the bottle
but don't kiss the other girls
and here in the dark
what if I see us more clearly
we grow up, grow old, grow apart,
and what's the difference really?

and it's getting late now
but no one can tell with no streetlights on
and no ringing church bells
cause even those run on electricity these days
and she says I didn't want you to love me,
I only wanted you to pretend
I did not want to get caught up again
in the madness, the sadness, and the long lonely Sundays


but he reaches for her hand,
the street lights flicker
she feels her heartbeat just a little bit quicker
and she thinks maybe, just maybe
this love won't break her
and he says let's change a few things around
stop trying to cut us up and I won't weigh us down
and baby, baby we'll both be paper

we'll both be paper, translucent as sky
cause love never fails
and love never dies
it's plain as day if you look in my eyes
it's written right there
on this dark black night

and we'll both be paper

Lyrics submitted by acousticgirl01

Blackout song meanings
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