Lights Out
written by: Jak Locke

version 2:
from Lifelike Sounds (November 30th 2023) (2:20)
I take a shot in the dark
Not quite as sharp as the last
One more can't leave too much of a mark
Who's counting, nobody asked
Hello, what's your name? Here's one of mine
I'll never see you again
Cast of a thousand, move down the line
But all of them my "best friends"

Well what do I have to lose?
Some tired pride, some useless blues?
Another night for the collection
Will I remember at all?

Head full of contradiction and doubt
Fetish for dread and despair
Two pints is all it takes to drown out
Why would I ever stop there?
Unfiltered poison poise that's on loan
He walks and talks just like me
Which one is the one I can own
And which one's my enemy?

Well what do I have to lose?
Some tired pride, some useless blues?
Another night for the collection
Will I remember at all?

Lit up, lights out
Lit up, lights out
Lit up, lights out
Lit up, lights out

version 1:
from Rot (October 18th 1999) (as "Bombed") (2:33)
I got a shot in the dark, now watch me guzzle it down
This shit ain't no walk in the park but it's the best thing I've found
Hello, what is your name and here's mine, I've never seen you before
I act on impulse all of the time, alcoholism's whore

But what did I have to lose
Some tired pride and morals bruised
Lost my sense of direction
Wonder where I'm headed now?

I got a real bad inflammation, my liver is a cesspool
AA meetings my destination if I could get off this stool
My future just got pissed with my cash, guess what I don't really care
One more so I can really get trashed cuz life's more than I can bear

But what did I have to lose
Some tired pride and morals bruised
Lost my sense of direction
Wonder where I'm headed now?

I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up

earliest live performance: May 14th 1998