Light Up My Room
Barenaked Ladies Lyrics


A Hydro-field cuts through my neighborhood
Somehow that always just made me feel good
I can put a spare bulb in my hand
And light up my yard

Late at night when the wires in the walls
Sing in tune with the din of the falls
I'm conducting it all while I sleep
To light this whole town
If you question what I would do
To get over and be with you
Lift you up over everything
To light up my room

There's a shopping cart in the ravine
The foam on the creek is like pop and ice cream
A field full of tires that is always on fire
To light my way home

There are luxuries we can't afford
But in our house we never get bored
'Cause can dance to the radio station
That plays in our teeth

If you question what I would do
To get over and be with you
Lift you up over everything
To light up my room, my room

A Hydro-field cuts through my neighborhood
Somehow that always just made me feel good
I can put a spare bulb in my hand
And light up my yard

Light up my yard
Lights in my yard
Light up my yard

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ed Robertson, Steven Page

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Comments from YouTube:

Steve Waters

brings me back to a simpler time!! it isn't getting any easier, but we always have great tunes like this to get us by.!

James Davis

Great tunes play in my teeth. Lucy was debunked, but the idea is still beautiful.

OhKayGo

"I can put a spare bulb in my hand and light up my yard." - I've always loved this line.

Jim Shaffer

This song is a genuine gem; I listened to it different seasons for many years.

DragoSolst

This is probably one of the most amazing albums out of all of the LPs I own and this song just proves how good these guys are.

Alea Jones

I remember riding around with my mom listening to this as a kid. She passed away almost 5 years ago and I haven't listened to this song in so long, all those memories came flooding back. I love music and I love bnl...

Night Driver

Elizabeth Rowland There is something special about you and the way you smile in your pic. I can tell youre a good person. ✌🙂

wrongway1100

Reminds me when I was teenager. In HS tech class I screwing around with the electronics. Crap, I didn't have a social. Well that explains a lot.

Elizabeth Rowland

I am glad that this brings back happy memories for you. :)

Mike Shaffer

This song reminds me of my first summer living on my own in my first apartment (circa 1998) after my now former stepdad kicked me out of the house. I got a job and that summer was the summer of a Lilith Fair tour which I went to when it came to where I was living in Idaho at the time. I ended up not having a blanket to sit on the lawn with and two ladies who attended a college age group through the Methodist church lent me one of their blankets. After the show, we traded numbers because they'd invited me to check out the group at the next meeting.

I made fast friends with several people in the group and the minister who led the group, too. The next concert that summer that came through town was The HORDE Tour with BNL, Blues Traveller and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and several other bands. I remember BNL playing many songs from this CD the night of the show. Every time i hear these songs, I think of that year. Lots of change, but many good times, too.

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