Bastille – Shut Off The Lights (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Bastille - Shut Off The Lights (prod. Jonny Coffer, Mark Crew & Dan Smith)

Watch the music video for Bastille’s “Shut Off The Lights” track produced by Jonny Coffer, Mark Crew & Dan Smith. Listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

Bastille Shut Off The Lights
Bastille Shut Off The Lights

The final single from Bastille’s 2022 album Give Me The Future, “Shut Off The Lights” is a song that channels the need for intimacy and physical connection with a soulmate in order to escape intrusive thoughts, as the lead singer Dan Smith further explained on Instagram:

[The song]’s about being pulled out of the bullshit in your head, switching off from your worries about the future, and being in the room with the person you’re in it with.

In contrast with the album’s main topic, which aims to envisage the future, “Shut Off The Lights” focuses more on the desire to consciously prevent worries about the future itself from getting a grip, in a similar fashion to several songs off the band’s previous album, Doom Days (2019).

Bastille – Shut Off The Lights (prod. Jonny Coffer, Mark Crew & Dan Smith)

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I, I’m lost in my head again
Time travellin’
Runnin’ a-, runnin’ away with darkness, my only friend
Don’t wanna do this all again
You pull me back down to earth
Clothes off, your hands are on, hands are on me
Grace landin’ onto your bed
There you are

[Pre-Chorus]
In my head, there’s a beat
It’s the beat that you make
When you’re movin’ your body
You prove that I can’t escape, I can’t escape
Got my heart in your hands
And your hands on my chest
In my chest there’s a breath
It’s the breath that you take away

[Chorus]
And you said, “Shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”
Hey, oh-oh
You said, “Just shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”
Oh, oh
You said, “Just shut off the lights, shut off the lights”

[Verse 2]
We’re drunk, we’re invincible
No going quietly into the night
This room is our universe
You are my gravity tonight
No talk of the future now
Dark thoughts, you’re shakin’ ’em, takin’ ’em out
This rhythm that we create sets me straight

[Pre-Chorus]
In my head, there’s a beat
It’s the beat that you make
When you’re movin’ your body
You prove that I can’t escape, I can’t escape
Got my heart in your hands
And your hands on my chest
In my chest there’s a breath
It’s the breath that you take away

[Chorus]
And you said, “Shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”
Hey, oh-oh
You said, “Just shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”
Oh, oh-oh
You said, “Just shut off the lights, shut off the lights”

[Post-Chorus]
Last night, you said, “Empty your head”
Be here with me
Shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance
We’ll tune out the noise for a moment
You said, “Let’s just shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”

[Bridge]
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Oh-oh, you said, “Just shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
(Oh, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t, no we don’t)
Oh-oh, you said, “Just shut off the lights, oh”
Shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance

[Outro]
Last night, you said, “Empty your head”
Be here with me
Shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance
We’ll tune out the noise for a moment
You said, “Let’s just shut off the lights, we don’t need them to dance”

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