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When the boys light up, light up
When the boys light up, light up
When the boys light up, light up

Back and forth like a daytime drama
Up and down like a yo-yo mama
Say there's gonna be days like this
Cause light and dark don't coexist

How ya gonna see through this fog
How ya gonna get back on course
Ya ain't never gonna feel the force
If ya don't connect to a power source
Cause ya been swapping out day for night
But ya see a lamp light burning bright
If ya get your flip-flops off the porch
We're passing you the torch

When the boys light up, ya know
Who gets the praise who owns the show
When the boys light up, it's on
We ain't stopping till we're done
We ain't nothing but the conduits
He's got the power, He'll flip the switch
Leaving the dark behind
Light up and let it shine

When the boys light up, light up
When the boys light up, light up

I was feeling all overcome
Had a faith gone dim and then some
Gotta call from a band of brothers
Turn the mic on, flash the Nikons
All the doubters, I heard them say,
Now the band's gonna fade away
But the boys are back for a second act
No excuses, we're lighting fuses
You're in the dawn of your finest hour
So get wired to the highest power
If you're down pick any sight
Get ready to ignite

When the boys light up, ya know
Who gets the praise who owns the show
When the boys light up, it's on
We ain't stopping till we're done
If we ain't nothing but the conduits
He's got the power, He'll flip the switch
Leaving the dark behind
Light up and let it shine

When we walk in His footsteps
It's a brighter day
When we follow His word
He lights the way
When we lift up His banner
And raise it high
We light up the sky

When the boys light up, light up
When the boys light up, light up

When the boys light up, ya know
Who gets the praise who owns the show
When the boys light up, it's on
We ain't stopping till we're done
If we ain't nothing but the conduits
He's got the power, He'll flip the switch
Leaving the dark behind

When the boys light up, ya know
Who gets the praise who owns the show
When the boys light up, it's on
We ain't stopping till we're done
If we ain't nothing but the conduits
He's got the power, He'll flip the switch
Leaving the dark behind
Light up and let it shine



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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    It means that when they win, they always give the glory to god because he's the won that helped them do it.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    It's when christian men and women decide to do god's works also known as letting the light shine or shining god's light
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 12:52 am
    When peter furler left the newsboys a lot of people thought that was it. He had such a distinct voice and it's hard to replace the singer and keep the following. The newsboys proved them all wrong because this album rocks! You can hear the dc talk influence not only in the vocals but in the style of music.

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