Shut Out the Lights

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  • Urban wrote this song with his frequent collaborator Monty Powell. He discussed its meaning in a track-by-track interview with The Boot: "Another take on a relationship song, saying stay in it, don't run. I didn't want to do it at first, because I don't really subscribe to this sort of therapy, I don't think you should shut out the light and go to bed and say it's gonna be fine in the morning. When we wrote this song, I remember saying to Monty (Powell), 'I get it, and I know a lot of people do this, but I don't think you should ever go to bed angry.' So Monty said, "Well, then, in the chorus let's say, 'Baby, I love you, I'm not goin' to bed angry - but we're not getting anywhere, so what should we do?'" I felt better having that disclaimer in there."
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