Story Behind The Song
Al-Deezy created the track. It was sent to me to see if I could use it. It took a couple of years to come up with the lyrics, but I knew what it would be about when I heard the track. Animated video available in the video section.
Storytelling song about a night club in the 40's
||Electronic - Downbeat, Electronic - Acid
||Slow (71 - 90)
|| Gambling, Violence
||1940 - 1949
Adlib intro: I can see it right now. It's a a smoke filled room, clean cut cats all over the place spending lots of dollars. Like yesterday...this is just like yesterday, in the 40's when everybody was real cool.
Downtown backstreets, the year was '43. A night club full of movers shakers and troublemakers, and sheisty fat cats with boat loads of green./Some were smoking reefer/Some were playing skin. Some were playing blackjack. Some were drinking gin./Spending money, acting rowdy, putting on aires for the pretty dames with greedy dreams.
CHORUS:Back when...when the lights went out.
When the lights out..
Upstairs, back room. Where dirty money was made clean./A dungeon for runners, gunners and book fixers, Where trouble loomed like a cloud of whip cream./Some were dancing in the halls, some were planning a heist, some were holding up the wall, some were rolling dice./Losing their hard earned bread, not knowing what was goin on overhead.
When the lights went out (2x)
Back when... when the lights went out
When the lights went out, Chicago lightning broke out. Nobody knew what all the shooting was about. They were too busy...
when the lights went out(3x)
Ad-lib: Drinking and playing and smoking, and planning..
When the lights went out...(7x)