In the beginning there was one source of light
It would die and come back every night
As a woman showing off her thighs
Just a little bit at a time

In the beginning
Everyone bowed their heads towards the light
They would dance and eat their friends alive
We were not happy then
And these were simpler times

Now we all play
We're the moth, we're the flame
We were aware of the danger
But we could not keep away
My eyes are open

In the beginning I was standing out in the yard
With my father pointing up at the stars
I asked, "Do you think there is life on Mars?
Is there life like ours?"

From here I see a light left on
In a house like mine and out in the lawn
There's a man like you and a smaller one
I looked in the mirror
I have seen myself
Oh, I know how the universe, it shows itself
It's always getting bigger like you
I was told that I'd grow up to be myself
I thought I would get bigger too

Look what I have found, look what I have found
Look what I have found, look what I have found
An artificial light, we come and gather around

This is why we have lovers and why we have fighters
This is why the arms race and particle colliders
Our eyes are on the flame
Just a little white lighter

And it belongs to me
It belongs to me
It belongs to me

I woke up in the morning
To a pale light tangled in your hair
And I never wake before you
But this time I caught you sleeping there

Yes you are my sunlight
You are my last breath of air
I would try to hold it
I would try to keep the moment
Like a photograph of the sunset
Like a little kid with a bug net
Like a dying man, I swear
You belong to me, you belong to me
If you belong to anyone then you belong to me
But I have no other place to keep you safe
But in my shaking, ever shaking melody

Life goes on
Comes back on
We'll all be here
In my familiar halls
Empty jar
Stolen song
Wait for the light
To come back home


Lyrics submitted by shev, edited by SimonZaius, ksuwdboots, magicaldog, drummmar

Artificial Light Lyrics as written by KYLE RAY MORTON

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    Yes, you are my sunlight You are my last breath of air I would try to hold it I would try to keep the moment Like a photograph of the sunset Like a little kid with a broken neck Like a dying man, I swear

    I'm pretty sure it should be:

    Like a little kid with a bug net

    Deltafireon May 29, 2014   Link

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