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David Cook - "Light On" Lyrics

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American Idol champ David Cook has released his first official single “Light On” on Popeater. Check out the lyrics below and leave your thoughts in the comments!

David Cook – “Light On” Lyrics

Never really said too much
Afraid it wouldn’t be enough
Just try to keep my spirits up
When there’s no point in grieving
Doesn’t matter anyway
Words could never make me stay
Words will never take my place
When you know I’m leaving

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

You know we’ve been down that road
What seems a thousand times before
My back to a closing door and my eyes to the seasons
That roll out underneath my heels
And you don’t know how bad it feels
To leave the only one that I have ever believed in


Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of luck
When the signal keeps on breaking up
When the wires cross in my brain
You’ll start my heart again
When I come along


Listen to David Cook‘s single “Light On” at

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  • Vanessa

    i love it<3
    so glad he won!
    i can’t wait for the album!

  • holly

    oh my god, what the hell happened to his face? his hair is a lot lighter and it looks like he is wearing eyeliner??
    well, i liked the idol david better

  • Desiree

    AWESOME. <3
    I love David Cook.

  • iluvmiley

    okay i liked him on idol (even though i wanted david archuleta to win) but he looks scary in this picture!

  • tiffany

    he looks weird in that picture

  • holly

    the song is ok

  • Jess


  • Noelle

    Fantastic song, it’s already stuck in my head.

  • black

    This guy is obviously gay, right?

  • gina

    I am so excited for his CD.

  • ellen

    I LOVE him, and I love this song…anxious for his album to be released. The Idols always change thier look, it pissed me off. He needs to get rid of that eye liner, and get more the rocker look going. He looks silly here.

  • Jax

    I really like this song!

  • megyn

    i love the song, it’s a good first single and the haters can step off. if you don’t like it, that’s fine but don’t rain on our parade!!! we’re stoked for new DC music – it’s awesome =)

  • marvin

    Doesn’t look like him. We will see if the public makes him the next big thing.

  • poopy

    I thought the song was not good. He looks foolish with that eyeliner also.

  • Miz Booshay

    I like his new song…but ugh.,…what a horrid picture.

    Who thought that was a good idea.


  • anc

    not digging the picture…which is shocking because I usually love every picture captured of mr. cook here.

    as for the song- not gonna lie, i didn’t love it on first listen. its taken me a few go-throughs to warm up to it. someone else mentioned that they don’t really hear David in it… it’s him singing obviously, but there’s that special quality about some of his pre-Idol songs that really helped listeners connect with him. despite that little hiccup, i think the song has immense selling power and should be pretty popular on the radio circuit.

    the bridge is gorgeous, as well as that little acoustic bit he gets to do as well. that took me by happy surprise.

    so good job david. if your album is anywhere near as good as this first song, you’re gonna have a ton of happy fans.

  • Stephen

    He looks like a Drag King in that picture…

  • amysha

    Is he still dating Kim Caldwell?

  • Sarah

    YAY i’m so glad he won! I love him…but not THAT picture haha
    totally representing KC!….love it :D

  • Rattlesnake

    sounds very boring to me, same old same old rehashed words

  • Kira


    the song has ‘i’m david cook’ written all over it SERIOUSLY!

  • melliesmom

    Loved it!! I’ve listened 10 times already!!

  • rafa

    I preeefer crush, daviiid archluleeeta!

  • anonymous

    I love the song!! The picture is a little weird but I could care less. I thought the song was really good

  • fuuugz

    love the song – love david

  • rae

    this song reminds me exactly of THE CLICK FIVE- WHEN I’M GONE

  • garnet

    Wow! Killer Vocal. And he ain’t bad to look at either. That is all.

  • Paige

    oh I love this song!


    This song is so beautiful.
    David never fails to amaze me, and this song leaves me breathless.
    That man is stunning, and I can’t wait ’till November 18th!!

  • ur ass bitch


  • Laura

    omg !
    what a great song *-* I’m so excited for him, this is definitely goint to be a hit !
    GO COOK !

  • CC

    Daughtry did it first and did it better. Sorry!

    That picture is fug, he wears too much make-up.

  • littlechickadee1127 the lyrics…it has the sound of Creed…I hope he does well because he has amazing talent

  • ashley

    i love it!!!!!

  • Jb

    Well David Cook…you’re gonna be a big star! You have the looks, the talent and now what I am sure will be a big hit!


  • Joeysgirl

    I love David!! and I love the song!! I’ve cried the first time I listened it…
    I canĀ“t wait for the album and be part of his success…

  • sdfhsvs

    lol my god
    hes hideous

  • Lina

    he look weird, why does his beard look like that so light

  • Lu

    No offense to him and his fans..but he sucks. He’s basically screaming with his raspy voice. Some people can pull off the raspiness but he can’t. He has amazing vocals?? no way!

    David Archuleta’s new single is ways better than Cooks’.

  • Jenna

    Chris Daughtry is a way better rocker than this man. Daughtry actually has the vocals, David Cook on the other hand definitely does not.

    Poor David Archuleta, he should have won American Idol since it was a “singing” competition.

  • just meh

    It is sooooooo bland, generic and boring, very disappointing!!!!

  • Maya

    I love this song. it’s amazing and his voice is just perfect.

    He never fails to amaze me. <3

  • ritaaaa

    i’ve been listening to this song nonstop all day. it’s already up on the top 25 played on my iTunes. it’s so great to see him doing his own thing, not the usual cookie-cutter, pop tracks american idol usually pressure their winners to put out.

    it his album is as good as this single, and even a TENTH as good as analog heart, i’d be a happy, happy girl.

  • k

    he looks kinda creepy. like, it looks like he has on eyeliner…

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  • lee

    Love his voice. This is a great first song. Looking forward to the CD. Don’t like the picture though. He is soooooooo much better looking than that picture. Looks nothing like him. It is to polished and unnatural looking. Great vocal Cookie.

  • tata

    Already addicted to the song! I want the cd NOW! *cries*

  • nita

    Listening it over and over again…luv it..!! I think the lyric is so intense while Archie’s song is more easy listening type. Can’t wait for the album..luv Cook always..!!

  • becca

    he looks like david bowie in the labyrinth.