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With Lights Out

by

Red Light Company



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Out Red Light Company frontman Richard Frenneaux explained this track to Clash Magazine: "I had a childhood friend who committed suicide. He folded his clothes up neatly by the side of a lake, overdosed on sleeping pills, then just walked in. The song is based around a letter you would write, if you could still communicate with them, covering the denial as well as acceptance of their departure and loss. The little toy soldier line is a reminder of youth, and the fact that we were still so young."
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