We're in the dark it's getting late
I really should go he's waiting for me
We both know it's not what it seems
We both know what's between the sheets

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
And I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)

What will they say
What would they do
Would it be trouble if they knew

I'm trying hard to make you see
All that you are
Is all that I need

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)

Let it out (x6)

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)

I know that it's a secret
And that I gotta keep it
But I want the lights on
Yeah I want the lights on
I don't want to run away anymore
Leave the lights on (x3)


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Between the Sheets song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationMaybe the song is written from the perspective of a person in a lesbian relationship; she's willing to come out, but her girlfriend isn't. The speaker is torn; she doesn't want to hide anymore, but she knows that doing so would hurt her girlfriend.
    ToastFishon June 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am pretty sure that this is about an affair. It is addressed to the person she is having an affair with.

    Her boyfriend/fiance/husband is waiting for her ("I really should go he's waiting for me"), but she is with someone else, who she is actually in love with ("I'm trying hard to make you see/All that you are/Is all that I need.").

    She knows that she can't tell anyone ("I know that it's a secret / And that I gotta keep it").

    Everyone else thinks that the nature of her relationship with this person is platonic ("We both know it's not what it seems / We both know what's between the sheets")

    She knows it will cause all kinds of hurt and problems for people she is close to ("What will they say / What would they do / Would it be trouble if they knew").
    SaritaChicon February 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe that this song is about a woman who is in a relationship with another woman, but doesn't want to come out. She's in an affair with the man she's dating, and wants to come out, but the other woman doesn't want to, so she's torn. She's also afraid that people might judge her and outcast her if they find out.
    akirashimizu5on September 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDefinitely all about sex. I'm bouncing between thinking it's her first time or if she's just cheating on someone? Not sure 100% but that's what I was thinking.
    willowxxxon December 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song says to me that she's having a relationship with someone, and they can't really disclose their status. So I think the girl cares so much for this guy, that she wants to tell the world.
    lillianinalaskaon January 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl having an affair with someone else. It's a secret, and she has to keep it. BUT, she wants things to come to light, maybe the guilt is too much, or she wants to be honest with her man.

    who knows.

    "I really should go he's waiting for me"
    lubuson April 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think we can all agree this is about a transvestite...

    They both know it's not what it seems...
    They both know what's between the sheets...

    She has a secret, but she's gotta keep it
    But she wants the lights on
    She doesn't wanna run away anymore

    What will they say...?
    What will they do...?
    Would it be trouble if they knew...? (probably)

    Let it out. x6. (she can't take it, she's gonna just let it all out)
    jennalee123on June 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningyoutube.com/…

    The light is a representation of his power over her. Every time he touches her (or something of hers) the light goes off, meaning that he is in power and in control of the situation (the light). She is pissy because she wants the lights on, she wants to expose the secret relationship. At the end the light transfers over to him, thus making it his burden now (she leaves him).
    Memoscorpon June 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me this seems like someone want to tell the world everything but cant manage to because the person is supressed by something. a trauma or something.
    the reason i say this is i feel like i trap myself inside and cant get anything out. i want to show the world my real feelings so they can understand me.
    Golleton September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way I hear the song, it sounds like one of two similar situations. (1) she is having an affair with her boyfriend's best friend or brother (2) they are both married and having an affair -- either way she is tired of the lie and ready to expose the secret or leave him. In the end she seemingly does leave him thus removing his choice/need for them to meet in a veil of secrecy and lies.
    krisocraton December 01, 2014   Link

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