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Flashing Yellow Lights - Lyrics & Backstory

Verse 1


It’s dark

It’s silent

Not for long

It’s on its way

I fear

The violence

I fear

It’s here to stay


Pre Chorus


Look out

They’re coming

Look up

They’re coming


Chorus


Flashing yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

This isn’t our war

This isn’t our fight


Those yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

As the profits rise

Do you hear our cries


Verse 2


Our lives, they’re shattered

As we run

There’s nowhere to hide


I’m numb, do we matter

Just memories

Of time gone by


Pre Chorus


Look out

They’re coming

Look up

They’re coming


Chorus


Flashing yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

This isn’t our war

This isn’t our fight


Those yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

As the profits rise

Do you hear our cries


Bridge


Chorus


Flashing yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

This isn’t our war

This isn’t our fight


Those yellow lights in the sky

They’re coming for our lives

As the profits rise

Do you hear our cries



The Backstory Behind Flashing Yellow Lights


The inspiration for "Flashing Yellow Lights" and the title in itself goes back a long way. Back in my school days, while we had a home tutor, one of my best friends Bez would very randomly (perhaps in boredom from the long classes we had) look up in the air and say "Flashing Yellow Lights....in the Sky". This random statement would carry on till we were in high school and Bez would say "Flashing Yellow Lights.....in the sky" and another friend of ours would, just as randomly add an almost hiccup like sound 'mmmmiicahh'. I vaguely remember when asking what this was about, Bez explaining the "Flashing Yellow Lights in the sky" are bombs dropping relentlessly on helpless people in a war.


War, in my view and hopefully others is the worst, most inhuman, most pointless practice we have perpetuated on this planet. Beyond understanding why it still exists today in this day and age, it's often still glorified by many. There are no winners. At least, not among those who are involved directly in it or fight them. Worse still, those who profit from it, pull the strings or gain from it are so far removed from those whose lives are impacted and devastated by war. Even today, through 2020, war is destroying places around the world, tearing families, creating refugees, destroying lives of people who are often bystanders who want nothing to gain from it while those that gain from it and perpetuate it remain untouched.



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