Your Lights Are On, But You’re Not Home

Your Lights Are On, But You’re Not Home

I started to think of all the songs that I can recognize just by hearing the first three or four seconds when I saw Jim’s theme for today’s Song Lyric Sunday. Some of my favourites on the list I complied I have already featured in other Song Lyric Sunday themes.

I have chosen a track that has an iconic introduction, that continues throughout the entire song. There is not much deviation at all from the opening bars. But somehow it works. Although it is a song that I can only bear once in a while, there is something unique about it that makes me grin.

The track is called “Addicted To Love” and is by Robert Palmer. Another famous musician complimented it as the “perfect pop song” (Noddy Holder). It certainly is a memorable track and instantly recognizable as soon as you hear the introduction.

Credits: Robert Allan Palmer

Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes
You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
Another kiss is all you need
Ohh oohh

You like to think that you're immune to the stuff...oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it
You're addicted to love

You see the signs, but you can't read
You're runnin' at a different speed
You heart beats in double time
Another kiss and you'll be mine, a one track mind
You can't be saved
Oblivion is all you crave
If there's some left for you
You don't mind if you do
Ohh oohh

You like to think that you're immune to the stuff
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it
You're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your will is not your own
Your heart sweats and teeth grind
Another kiss and you'll be mine
Ohh oohh

You like to think that you're immune to the stuff
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it
You're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
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8 thoughts on “Your Lights Are On, But You’re Not Home

  1. A great choice and a memorable video too! A quick reminder – you haven’t set a pingback to Jim’s post – you’ll get more views if you do 😊

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    1. Thank you Clive.

      I find it very helpful that Jim gives us his theme selections in advance allowing me to schedule these Song Lyric Sunday posts. Sunday is a rather busy day for us, so it is often late in the day that I have the opportunity to link my posts to Jim’s.

      I do think Jim’s event is fun, so taking part us purely for enjoyment.

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      1. I’ve been doing these since June and, like you, I really enjoy them. It does help being able to plan them, doesn’t it. I write mine on Saturday and just add in Jim’s link on Sunday morning. Nice and easy, as my day doesn’t sound as busy as yours!

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