It's no secret why we're here
You can't keep me from it
In another moonless minute
It's open wide

You have secrets from them
You have secrets, but they're spent
All that kept the lights on when
The power went

What's love, what's love, what's love
But what turns up in the dark?

What's love, what's love, what's love
But what turns up in the dark?

What turns up in the dark, what turns up in the dark?

You can't seek them in it
It gets weaker, watch it go
Wrap yourself around me in
The shadow show

You have secrets, told them
They were the weakest ones we heard
Only when the lights were killed
They sang that verse

What's love, what's love, what's love
But what turns up in the dark?

What's love, what's love, what's love
But what turns up in the dark?

What turns up in the dark, what turns up in the dark?


Lyrics submitted by persimmon

Up in the Dark song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentAbout intimacy and honesty in romance. What is love but what you say in the dark when you are alone with your partner?
    Smokleron December 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to hear "Only when the lights were killed they sang like birds" But that's not what it is.
    101Voltson June 08, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain