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  1. Newbie
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    "Until the lights come on" is until sunset or sunrise?

    I came across the phrase when I was checking up the lyrics of Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall by Coldplay:

    I turn the music up, I got my records on
    I shut the world outside until the lights come on
    Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
    I feel my heart start beating to my favorite song

    I was just curious whether it means the singer stayed reclusive all day until the night fell and streetlights were lit, or he stayed up all night until the sun rose...

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    Re: "Until the lights come on" is until sunset or sunrise?

    My guess is it is the former.

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