House Of Lights

In the summer we’d go out drivin
My mother, father, sister and me
In the twilight we’d let the car idle
And watch the windows fill with all I dreamed of

Lookin’ in on this house of lights
Waitin’ for the dark of night
Lookin in on this house of lights
Welcome to the rest of your life

There’s a lighthouse across the water
In the gloaming it shines like balefire
The smell of your body, the wet on your skin
All that we needed was buried within

I dreamed I was young, runnin’ Malkus hill
Don’t look back, happiness will blind you
Can we call it a draw? Between the old and new
Don’t look back–it’s only time you lose

Lookin’ in on this house of lights
Waitin’ for the dark of night
Lookin in on this house of lights
Welcome to the rest of your life

Last night I stood outside my own house
And I watched my children playin in the light
How great my luck is, how good my fortune
The hand that feeds me has lost all its bite
Out on the street, a car slows down
I saw them watch the lights hard on my lawn
How long the road is, how deep the ditches
We never know just how long good times last

Lookin’ in on this house of lights
Waitin’ for the dark of night
Lookin in on this house of lights
Welcome to the rest of your life