"Called Out In the Dark" as written by and Garret Noel Lee Nathan Connolly....
It's like we just can't help ourselves
Cause we don't know how to back down
We were called out to the streets
We were called out to the towns, how the heavens they opened up
Like arms of dazzling gold
With our rain-washed histories well we do not need to be told

Show me now
Show me the arms aloft
Every eye , trained on a different star
This my chick
This drunken semaphore, and I
We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life, this your time
We are listening, and were not blind
This is your life, this is your time

I was called out in the dark
By a choir of beautiful cheats
And as the kids took back the parks
You and I were left with the streets

Show me now
Show me the arms aloft
Every eye, trained on a different star
This my chick
This drunken semaphore
And I, we are listening
And we're not blind
This Is your life
This is your time
We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time

We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life, this is your time
We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life, this is your time


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"Called Out In the Dark" as written by Garret Noel Lee Nathan Connolly

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are:

    I was called out in the dark,
    By a chair of beautiful heat,
    And as the kids took back the parks,
    You and I were left with the streets.


    From the booklet inside the album.
    lilyyrose16on December 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI suppose it's his life and his time to shine, but who knows. I like the song and the sound, but prefer the "old" Snow Patrol. For me, techno and Gary just don't seem to flow.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon August 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have listened to this song lots now and I really like it.
    I believe the (?) = cheats and (parts = parks) like BlondeAlby says and also " our rain washed histories' next line should = they do not need to be told. The meaning I took from it is
    dont believe everything you hear and see, we should make our own choices for ourselves
    ridenhigh450on December 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about society. And how everyone has their own opinions, thoughts, and philosophies. How everyone fights about who's wrong and who is right but,it's not exactly that one of them is wrong or right, they're all just looking at things from their own perspective.
    WheresMyElefanton April 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was "this magic,this drunken semaphore"... Great song. :)
    vulnaviaon October 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about how people are protesting for what they believe in.
    It's about how everyone has their own opinions and everyone fights with each other about who's wrong, who's right, and why.
    They're angry:"We are listening, and we're not blind".
    But, everything is sort of chaotic, and everyone has their own hopes: "It's like we just can't help ourselves, cause we don't know how to back down".
    And in the end, their protests get through,sort of: "And as the kids took back the parks, you and I were left with the streets".
    EdgeofTimeon February 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know about the sound of it, if I like it or not.
    As for the meaning it feels more like young live which is odd because well... Gary isn't exactly young anymore.
    disasterbuttonon July 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionJust heard this song. I actually really like it! I'm a fan of electro-dance music, and I'm open to bands embracing and incorporating dance into their music as well, which is probably why I'm not annoyed that Snow Patrol have deviated from their 'usual' sound. I can't wait to hear the new EP, not to mention the new album, which I've heard is a lot more techno based. Quite excited!
    60_miles_an_houron August 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think it is:

    I was called out in the dark
    By a choir of beautiful cheats
    And as the kids took back the parks
    You and I were left with the streets

    Beautiful song <3
    BlondeAlbyon September 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know what they sing in between the lines that sounds like Shout, or Shut or Shuck or just Sha?
    walkinjingleon January 24, 2012   Link

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