"The Lights Are On" was written one December when I decided that the world could use another Christmas song (chuckle).
It struck me that Christmas was a time of year during which people's moods lift a little, when folks tend
to be a bit more cheerful and generous, and I thought about how great it would be if we kept a bit of
that spirit all year long.
This was another song that was earning last-minute lyric changes as I scrambled for a pen while in front of the microphone
between takes. It really limits the producer's ability to pick the "best" take when the lyrics are different on every one!
Lyrics for "The Lights Are On"
Listen to the original work track for "The Lights Are On": MP3