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​When the Lights Go Down

This song is by Graham Parker and appears on the movie soundtrack Hard to Hold (1984) and on the compilation album The Official Art Vandelay Tapes, Volume Two (2005).

What you don't know can't hurt you
What you can't see can't get in the way
You turn out the light, things get clearer
I know there'll be a night
When you can't find the switch
I'm half awake, I can't come to
My hands start to shake
As you're shaking me down

And then you give yourself away with your kiss
Up until now it was something that I missed
I get the picture, but I just can't resist
And you imagine someone else

When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down

What's on your mind isn't in your arms
What's in your hands isn't really mine
I'm not really here
They're not my lips you kissed
I'm just a slave or a catalyst
Something's out of sync
Don't tell me
I'm just a link that gets pulled from the chain

And every time I get you on your own
I still feel as though I'm all alone
It's just as well I'm not made out of stone
As you imagine someone else

When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down

And then you give yourself away with your kiss
Up until now I thought it was something that I missed
I get the picture, but I just can't resist
And you're seeing someone else

When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down

When the lights go down
When the lights go down
When the lights go down

What you don't know can't hurt you...