Oh

Yeah, we're all fast breakers comin' outta the gates
Takin' chances we're the crash an' burn
Yeah, there is a way with beauty but you never gave a love
Cross the line where none return

Oh, I watch my television
Almost lost my mind
It said, "Open your eyes leave it all behind"

I heard the wind a whisperin'
Strong magic comin' on
They comin' out for sure

Come see your children, yeah
They're lightin' up the skies
Won't recognize them anymore

Wolves at my door, wised up quick
Turned here an' gone, from on the go
Seems the old folks who come up short
Were the pretty little kids who didn't want it, no

I had some crazy vision
One I can't deny it
It said, "Open my eyes leave it all behind"

I heard the wind a whisperin'
Strong magic comin' on
It's comin' out for sure

Come see your children, yeah
They're lightin' up the skies
You won't, recognize them anymore

Oh, mama, see the firelights
Oh, we're comin' out tonight
Oh, mama, see the firelights
Oh, lightin' up the sky
Light 'em up

Lightin' up the sky
Lightin' up the sky
Lightin' up the sky
Lightin' up the sky
Light 'em up


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Light Up The Sky Lyrics as written by Edward Van Halen Alex Van Halen

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    The song lyrics were written by the band Van Halen, as they were asked to write a song for the 1979 movie "Over the Edge" starring Matt Dillon. The movie (and the lyrics, although more obliquely) are about bored, rebellious youth with nothing better to do than get into trouble. If you see the movie, these lyrics will make more sense. It's a great movie if you grew up in the 70s/80s you'll definitely remember some of these characters from your own life. Fun fact, after writing the song, Van Halen decided not to let the movie use it.

    walter1021on April 04, 2024   Link

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