When the lights go out at night

The whole household prepare

For the darkness and despair

How long will it be this time?

An hour, or two or nine?

Mom and Dad sit on the porch

With a cup of coffee and a torch

Children in their bed-time gowns

Play hide and seek around the grounds

Little boys making a noise

To scare the girls and get their toys

The neighbors sit and start to sing

A guitar playing without a string

But no matter the lights are out

We will never fuss about

Because we know it always is

Like a record playing on repeat.