Electric Light
Crisis Engine Lyrics


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I walk home alone
Half inside my head
Till the roar of the traffic tears me away

All my thoughts repeat
I need something new
But the circles I walk in all look the same
Night falls on the woods and fields and factories
And all that's left's electric light
The world that we've created
The world we'll leave behind

And I'm inside my head
Stuck within this life
In a world I was made to take as my own

All my thoughts repeat
I'd admit defeat
But the mess that we're in won't leave us alone
We'll be standing here till we're crushed to the bone

Night falls on the woods and fields and factories
And all that's left's electric light
The world that we've created
The world we'll leave behind

And all I need is a get out clause
To make my futures real
But I just see what's in front of me
And that's all I can feel





'Cos we should have a say in
The world we'll leave behind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Crisis Engine's song "Electric Light" convey a sense of isolation and discontentment with the monotonous and predictable nature of the singer's life. The first verse describes the singer walking home alone, lost in their thoughts, until the noise of traffic disrupts their inner world. This suggests a struggle to truly engage with the external world and escape from their own repetitive thoughts.


The second verse emphasizes the desire for something new, a change or escape from the mundane. However, the circles they navigate in life all appear to be the same, suggesting a lack of diversity or excitement. This theme is strengthened by the mention of night falling on the woods, fields, and factories, as these symbols of nature and industry are overshadowed by the artificial glow of electric light. This image conveys a sense of the world being dominated by our own creations, perhaps suggesting the loss of connection to the natural world.


The chorus further emphasizes the contrast between the world we have created with our technological advancements and the world that will be left behind for future generations. There is a sense of unease and responsibility as the singer recognizes that they are trapped within this life, unable to find an escape or a new direction. This feeling of entrapment is further emphasized by the repetition of their thoughts and the acknowledgement that the mess that surrounds them won't simply go away.


The final verse expresses the desire for a way out, a "get out clause" that would make their future feel real and meaningful. However, the singer confesses that they can only see what is in front of them, implying a limited perspective. The repetition of the phrase "And that's all I can feel" indicates a sense of disillusionment and resignation to their current circumstances. The closing lines express the need for individuals to have a say in the world they are leaving behind, suggesting a desire for a more active role in shaping their own future and the future of the world.


Line by Line Meaning

I walk home alone
I am alone and introspective as I make my way back home.


Half inside my head
My thoughts consume me, occupying half of my being.


Till the roar of the traffic tears me away
The noise and chaos of the traffic snaps me out of my thoughts.


All my thoughts repeat
My mind is stuck in a loop, constantly thinking the same things.


I need something new
I crave change and novelty in my life.


But the circles I walk in all look the same
Despite my desire for something different, the environments I find myself in are all monotonously similar.


Night falls on the woods and fields and factories
As darkness descends, it envelops the natural landscapes and industrial sites.


And all that's left's electric light
Only the artificial glow of electric lights remains as everything else fades into darkness.


The world that we've created
The society and environment shaped by our actions.


The world we'll leave behind
The legacy we will pass on to future generations.


And I'm inside my head
I am trapped within my own thoughts and introspection.


Stuck within this life
Feeling confined within the circumstances of my existence.


In a world I was made to take as my own
Being expected to embrace and accept the world I have been born into.


I'd admit defeat
I would acknowledge my inability to change the situation.


But the mess that we're in won't leave us alone
The chaotic state of affairs persistently affects and troubles us.


We'll be standing here till we're crushed to the bone
We will remain in this predicament until it completely overwhelms us.


And all I need is a get out clause
I desire an escape or solution to liberate myself from this situation.


To make my futures real
To manifest the possibilities and potential of my future.


But I just see what's in front of me
I am limited by only perceiving what is immediately present.


And that's all I can feel
My emotions and sensations are solely derived from my current circumstances.


'Cos we should have a say in
Because we should have the right to participate and influence


The world we'll leave behind
The environment and society we will ultimately pass on to future generations.




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Joseph Waters

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