"Deals like these only come around once in a while"
the old man said to the young man
through a varicose smile
"You know I've always liked you Jimmy
but you've always had the hands of a child"
"A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do
every once in a while"

Lies turn true and wrong's no different than right
The air turns heavy like words at a burial site
But just how long will the lights stay on
when the dark is all that we know?
It's all that we know
It's all we've ever known

"Now look at my plan 'cause I want to make sure that it's clear"
"There's an entrance in front and an exit out back
by the cooler of beer"
"Just slip inside with a casual stride
you want to look calm and sincere"
"Keep an eye on the door and an eye of the floor
while I take the cashier"

We move through the earth like a black snake running from light
Oh, lost like vessels at sea on a moonless night
But just how long will the lights stay on
when the dark is all that we know?
It's all that we know
It's all we've ever known

We get murdered by the plans we make
Slowly turning from the cradle to the grave
Little children learn to look away
Solid as stone, brittle as bone

Now Jimmy thought long 'cause he knows he's been in the red
Twenty five dollars in a shoebox next to the shotgun under his bed
It went as planned except for one man who came in through the exit instead
I went as planned except for one man who got a bullet in the back of his head

Oh, lies turn true and wrong's no different than right
The air turns heavy like words on a Saturday night
But just how long will the lights stay on
when the dark is all that we know?
It's all that we know
It's all we've ever known