[Verse]Lounging in life, feeling so empty
Sit around and just ask why, why, why
So I'll tell you a story of me and a query
But I need no sympathy

I was sittin outside, just havin a cigarette
It was dark, night had taken over
Found myself lookin at the sky
And I found myself just wonderin why

[Chorus] Why do we hide behind these streetlights when the sky goes dark
Why do we take away from the beauty that is the night
Sittin in a town near Toronto, and I can't see the stars
Unless I'm watchin a movie, or readin a magazine

So where will forbidden loves lie if the light shines so bright
Where will the owl find his next meal
Where will peace fall upon the world
If we can't just close our eyes even for a moment

[Verse]
I can see across the street, the man smoking on the balcony
I can see the mall from my seat, I can see the cars on the street
But you know what I can't see on a cold winter's night?
I can't see a population at peace, only one at rest,

You see rest only implies that you will tire again tomorrow
It seems that life is such a routine
And here you are again, minimum wage
Working at a nine to five pace

[Chorus] Why do we hide behind these streetlights when the sky goes dark
Why do we take away from the beauty that is the night
Sittin in a town near Toronto, and I can't see the stars
Unless I'm watchin a movie, or readin a magazine

So where will forbidden loves lie if the light shines so bright
Where will the owl find his next meal
Where will peace fall upon the world
If we can't just close our eyes even for a moment

[Chorus] Why do we hide behind these streetlights when the sky goes dark
Why do we take away from the beauty that is the night
Sittin in a town near Toronto, and I can't see the stars
Unless I'm watchin a movie, or readin a magazine

So where will forbidden loves lie if the light shines so bright
Where will the owl find his next meal
Where will peace fall upon the world
If we can't just close our eyes even for a moment

[Bridge]The light is shining brighter, but I still don't understand
This light just doesn't help me see
Sometimes you really just can't follow your eyes
Follow your mind, follow your heart, follow your desires, and never forget your dreams!

So I don't really see why, we need enlightening
Can't we even for a second, feel solace in our dreams
Why must we always dwell on the realm of reality
Tell me, for I want to know, can anybody hear me!

[Chorus] Why do we hide behind these streetlights when the sky goes dark
Why do we take away from the beauty that is the night
Sittin in a town near Toronto, and I can't see the stars
Unless I'm watchin a movie, or readin a magazine

So where will forbidden loves lie if the light shines so bright
Where will the owl find his next meal
Where will peace fall upon the world
If we can't just close our eyes even for a moment

[Chorus] Why do we hide behind these streetlights when the sky goes dark
Why do we take away from the beauty that is the night
Sittin in a town near Toronto, and I can't see the stars
Unless I'm watchin a movie, or readin a magazine

So where will forbidden loves lie if the light shines so bright
Where will the owl find his next meal
Where will peace fall upon the world
If we can't just close our eyes even for a moment