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Selena Gomez – Hit The Lights lyrics
It's the boy you never told I like you,
It's the girl you let get away.
It's the one you saw that day on the train,
But you freaked out and walked away

It's the plane you wanna catch to Vegas,
Things you swear you'll do before you die,
It's the city of love that waits for you,
But you're too damn scared to fly.

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Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight,
Come alive, let the moment take you, lose control tonight.
Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight,
Come alive, let the moment take you, lose control tonight.

It's the time that you totally screwed up,
Still you're trying to get it out your brain.
It's the fight you had when you didn't make up,
It's the past that you're dying to change.

It's all the money that you're saving,
While the good life passes by.
It's all the dreams that never came true,
Cause you're too damn scared to try.

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Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight,
Come alive, let the moment take you, lose control tonight.
Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight,
Come alive, let the moment take you, lose control tonight.

It's a mad, mad world, gotta make an escape,
It's a perfect world, when you go all the way.
Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight.

So let's go, go, go, go all the way.
Yeah let's go, go, go, go night and day.
From the floor, to the rafters, people raise your glasses,
We could dance forever!

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Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight,
Come alive, let the moment take you, lose control tonight.
It's a mad, mad world, gotta make an escape.
It's a perfect world, when you go all the way.
Hit the lights, let the music move you, lose yourself tonight.
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    This song is basically an encouraging song which asks you to just chill and enjoy your life. Don't be afraid to do or say something which expresses how you feel or who you are. Don't be scared to do something which you know will bring about a positive change in your life. Just be yourself an don't be afraid to tell the world who you are! Life is like photography, you need the negatives to develop so stop acting like someone you aren't and start being who you are and be confident about it. Love you selena!
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    This song to me means getting drunk, and going crazy! My parents hate selena gomez! What good is selena when she's making music videos of drunk people partying. Dumb! :( what about disney channel selena? Do you care about your fans, or just getting attention. Become yourself again. I don't know you anymore! Please. Do this for your fans. Not just boys, trying to make them notice you! What good are you when you've lost alot of your age appropriate fans. All you want is to be given attention. How could you? I hate you! I'm sorry, but I really do! :(
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    I think it means that you shouldn't be afraid to try things that might be difficult, and I think the courus means that music is a wonderful thing and it really gets you moving. Whether it's classical and doing ballet or hip hop and your spinning on your butt. You should get involved. Wanting to be a singer, playing an instrument. Music is one of the most importent things we have on earth so lets use it.
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    I have every thing selena gomez that song is the best eva I'm your biggest#1 fan selena that song is so tots fab. It the boy I never told I like you its the girl you let get away I the one you sawnthat day on the train but you freaked out and walked away hit the lights let the music take you lose yourself tonight hi the lights let the moment take you loose your self tonight hit the lights let the moment move you loose your self tonight tot th fab son eva/ totaly th best song ever.
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    I think this song means to live life to the fullest. Maybe you did some things in the past that you regret but just remember that they are in the past. And don't worry about the furture because it hasn't come yet. The present is going on right now so worry about it. Just forget about your regrets and just hit the lights and live life. I'm a liitle disappointed about the word damn being in here because of all the little kids that admire her, but it's her song so she can do what she wants with her life. I just hope she does't change her image to much. Love you selena.
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    Hi selena! Plzzz come visit me! I have the same bday as jb I turned 10! You can come visit me with him! I am ur biggest fan both of you! I have jbs posters covering my room from floor to ceiling. I live in florida and my name is kendall. I know that won't get you down here but I live in jupiter. I don't want to give away too much info to everyone so bye and I am you and ur mans biggest fan! .
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    I love your songs selena. If only you can help me out with my mom and ny dad an I out of this bad house and so my mom can stop having a stoke and my dad needs help finding a job please help me because my mom is only 53 yr and my dad is 60 yr and f you don't believe me come down to camden st apt 8418 letter a and the stat is florida and town is tampa and please come visit me and my family because my mom just had a stroke yesterday and she is till in the hospital love your fan brianne johnson and my friends too.
    Date I wrote to you 03-01-12
    love brianne and friends.
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    I really like this song because it encourages you to try new things I am a fan of her, selena makes really awesome music she has talent! =d wow alot of people (girls) hate on her because she is going out with jb ha girls come on it's time to be realistic you are not going to date him so please stop hating because it's bad for your health! Ha.
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    Hit the lights is the best song ever and selena is trying to say that it doesn't matter if you go to all these parties. It doesn't matter if you get drunk. It doesn't matter if you take all of your clothes off at the party and have s** a million times with a million of different guys. It's your life. Have fun with it. Have s** all you want and get drunk while your at it.
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    It's about not being afraid to try something new and letting yourself go: just relaxing and having a good time. "come alive" and "loose control tonight" is really emotional for me because I find it difficult to come out of my shelf but from this song, it has definately allowed me to come out and show people who I really am and what I am all about. The sad thing about this song is that, we are afraid of telling people that we love them and it's difficult to just be open about your feelings. On the whole, this song is about having the courage to do things and not being terrified of taking chances throughout your life. It's an education song and it has certainly taught me a lot - I need to be courageous and brave. Not scared.
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    I think it means to live life the way you want to don't let other people tell you what to do cuz then its their life. Live life to the fullest and don't let anyone tell you, you can't do something. That's one person. There's 6 billion people in the world. You can make a difference. I love to dance but my parent don't like me dancing does that stop me no. I'm 14 years old and I just audition for a performing art school. No one is gonna stop me cuz then i'll have regret and i'll think what if.
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    I love hit the lights it isone of my favs because it just like be yourself and don't be shy to be you because this is you and be the best and try the hardest and never loose you always win no matter what and reach to the sky and make your life the best and never give up that is my meaning of hit the lights by selena gomez bye! ~$#@@!
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    Selena you and ur music rocks and so dose justin bieber I am 9 years old today was my birthday can you say happy birthday to me on ur twitter my sister has it but you just need to floow her first ok ur the best I want to come to ur concert I came justin biebers and I am going to urs and ellens to ok buy ur the best!
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    This song is just fantastic! In everyway. It means that you have to follow your dreams and live life to the full, because if you don't, then what is life? Why would god give us life to waste it? So every person that doesn't take a risk and live for a while, is not really living! Yes sometimes you gotta be sesabile and study but you also have to be free and take charge! Because you wont live forever, so live with what you got. I love this song and selena gomez really has meaning to her lyrics.
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    I think it means that you should not be afraid to let go of the bad things. You should also do the thing you want to do before it's too late. You should not be afraid to try out new things. Maybe when your mom suggests you try this thing, you should do it before you regret saying no. You should not be afraid in reaching your dreams because dreams make up a life and without it, nobody will live. It's like you have a boyfriend and dreamed up you will have a family with him, then he breaks your heart. The dream is broken and so are you.
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    Do everything you want before you die. Don't let the dark let you give up on your dreams. No matter if it is day or night, if you set a goal finish it even if it is late at least you can say you finished something. Never ever give up on your dreams and go all the way to the end. "it's a perfect world when you go all the way. "
    meet you goal and keep on going until the end.
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    Life is made up of moments we want to take back and dreams we wish we went after, and it's easy to let fear take over and just cling to what is safe and comfortable. Everyone has something they run to, an escape. For me, this song says the music can move you to another place and bring you back so that you can live without regrets, and go all in. The beautiful things aren't easy, but they are simple.
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    I don't know about the meaning of this song but what I do know is that it is not very apropriate to put on disney channel. Me and my family love you and we always were scared that you might becaome bad or not and we had confadence in you that you wouldnt but we were wrong about that. I still love you and so does god but if you don't know god then go and buy a bible it will help through your career and I hope that if you do know god that you will share the gospel with everyone you can. Again I love you very much.
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    It means take your time foget about the past and make your life worthy of living it before you die so don't thing about the past just live your life while you can.
    Before you die you will think this: was my life worthy enough do die for to give birth to another child who will live their live worthy for it and happily.
    This was mine but I didn't log in or register at that time.
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    Well my meaning of hit the lights is that you have the wright to have fun I mean like you don't have to be afraid to have fun cause when youre life is through then you can't do what youve been wanting to do. Once you start having fun then don't dare to look back because if you do you will want to go back to be afraid! So yeah that was my meaning of hit the lights! (=
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    A guy who I really liked two years ago moved away, and I couldn't get over him for a year. I would keep one writing songs about him. I couldn't get over it. Then I saw something in another boy. I can't seem to bring myself to tell him how I feel, but now that I remember the days I had with that other guy who moved away before I could speak out, I think it's best to make best of my situation and tell him how I feel, no matter what the consequences may be.
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    I think hit the lights mean. In the stanzas. The things you never did because of fear, and now, the things you regret never doing. I think she wants to say that we should let go and try. That we shouldn't let fear get in the way of achieving our dreams. We should forget of all the crap we've done before and stop thinking we're gonna make the same mistake again and s***w up. For short, just reach your dreams and don't be scared. If you screwed up, try again and make it better this time. =) (i promise I could have written longer than that so. Don't think this is long.)
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    I love hit the lights so much its like so amazing I love it its perfect for a roking saturday bnight also I love selna gomez and I love justin bieber and laugh out loud but still I love her a lot she is so amazing by the way if your reading this you have no life what so ever so ya whatever I love you gomez and bieber but I don't like jelena so ya whatever so like what up wht up check it out its me my name is none of your bussiness ha. I am so funny ya I am I am ok I am bored now so bye.
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    Go for what you believe in. To me. It talks about the boy you never told you like him tell him a message from her tell him. Its the girl you let get away get he back. Don't freak out and walk away go 4 that 1 boy or girl go on that plan to vegas you want to do these thing before you die go 4 it do them. And last but not least hit the lights.
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    Selena gomez really needs to get a life. I'm not jealous of her for being famous and dating justin, I'm really mad over the fact how when miley cyrus says a bad word in a song, all of you selena fans, and miley haters get so upset about it. But when selena says a bad word you all defend her by saying it's a song, or you don't do anything. Honestly, selena fans, selena doesn't know that half of you are even alive. She doesn't give a f about you. Sure she says, "i love my fans, wouldn't be here without them. " but, she's only saying that because she's live. Stop defending her and let her correct her own mistakes. Like when she stuck her middle finger up at the paparazzi, she made no apology for that. But all her fans are stuck explaining what really happened, whenever someone brings it up. Let her defend her own self. She's 20, and needs to start being responsible for her own actions.
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    Ssstttuuupppiiiddd! I hate selena gomez. What happened to her sweet, warm feeling she always gave me? How could you selena. I don't know who you are anymore!
    Why are you swearing? Do you want people to realize how bad your being. Cause I think you do! And that's a bad quality to have in a person! Think strait! Become yourself again! Please. For all your (used to like you) fans. Come on. For us! :(
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    I love this song! It means just be yourself and have a good time while you can! And never give up on thhat one guy/girl cuz she/he could be worth it. And people get over the curse word. Sel didn't even right the song. Someone else did. But if she comes out and starts cussing all the time then. I would not like that either. But she hasnt so get over it!
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    I love this song! I can so relate to it and I think as the disney stars (selena, demi, etc.) get older, they become a lot better. But what is with all the cursing! Demi curses in "who's that boy" and selena in this song. Who's gonna curse next, justin bieber? I'm 12 so I know the word but kids still listen to it. I kinda like the fact she says it cause shes breaking ut to w wider audience. I love selena & demi no matter what they do. If only I could meet you! ~xoxo.
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    I think it means that when you live out your life to the fullest you'll finally have all your dreams come true. The only thing standing in your way is your fear to let loose but even that shouldn't stop you. Also, don't let your past get to you and affect you from reaching your goal and living a good life. I also think this song means to inspire people to do what their hearts want them to do and not care what anyone thinks of them.
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    It's boy you never told me liked you it the girl you let get away its the one you saw that day on train but you freaked out and walked away it's the plane you wanna catch to vegas things you swear you'll do before you die it's the city of love that waits for you but your to? Scared to fly hit the lights let the music move you lose yourself tonight come alive let the music move you lose your self tonight!
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    Love her and this song nobody has a reason to hate on her whoever does there just jelouse that they didn't get this far and she did like really shes just trying her best and making her dreams come true so please stop shes so kind and pretty and if you don't know her then don't jugde treat people how you want to be treated she has feelings too and I'm pree sure they hurt when people say stuff like tht just keep that in your head cuz you hsve no reason to hate her she didn't do anything to you.
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    I love selena gomez songs and stuff but she did not have to say a curse word in it. But it is her song so like I can not call her and say take the curse word out that would be rude. But all her other fans who is so shock about this is crazy it is just a song she is 19 she can do whatever she want to do. Just chill it is just a song! God!
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    Selena gomez is beautiful and talented and the greatest girl in the world. I love this song because it talks about missed chances and how sometimes, you just need to forget about the awful things in life and have fun! How you just have to find true love and dance the night away, how just a simple thing like that can make your life amazing!
    Selena you rock and I love this song! You are doing amazing in life! :]
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    Well first of all, that word is a swear word, if she meant it in a bad way or not. And the reason why people are hating is because she is, or was, a "disney star". It is miley cyrus all over again. I think it is ridiculous of her to use it when it was in no way necessary. I think it sound better with out the curse word. But I still like her music and I like her.
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    Selena is sooo talented. Even though I'm 13, I still watch wizards of waverly place. I think this song is so meaningful to me because its one of my fav. Songs that she made and its about taking steps that you wouldnt take. And its saying 2 try new stuff and risk it. And by the way, you guys shouldnt be critisising her and justin how would you feel if you were dating a boy and you got critisized alot. I
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    Hey y are you all critisising selena its her life and she should follow with what her heart and soul wants and you don't need to go in her buisness and I also love selena 2 and she has awesome songs but people have different opinions but selena has to make her own decisions and she has to choose them wisely but selena if ure reading this what I really am trying to say is follow your heart and soul its all up to you its ure decision no matter what people say it you and it will always be you.
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    To be honest she needs to fire whoevrr write her songs cus she can go so much farther ansd be so much bigger. With her talents cus disney channel can take only so much far and when she retires on her show she's gonna have to be on her own in the big world of music. Industry so I'm just sayin that maybe she should explore her talents a little more she's 19 she has a life ahead her. She should explore modeling or anything cus right now all of her fans and audience are like 12 and under she should mke music for audience like teens aldults shell make more money but I'm not sayin for her to make dirty songs with curse words in it but she can't be known as the disney girl forver and whenever she tries to be mature you guys critize her about being another miley cyrus or growin up to fast if you notice her songs don't play on the radio or anything. Except for kids bop and whaever, she should also try rock, country, rnb or anything but regardless she has talent but it needs to show more.
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    It's so stupid how people are overreacting her saying the word "damn. " that's barely a curse word. It's not like she meant it in a bad way in the first place. Besides there are far worst things in the world then saying damn or curse words in general. Everyone says curse words too like all the time even children from elementary school. Jeez. Kids aren't naive as adults think for crying. Even when I was little kid, everyone in my class knew about s** and other s*t. So stop bashing on selena gomez. She is probably one of the very few celebrities out there that actually cares about her fans, so you shouldn't be loosing respect just 'cause she said the word damn. Peace out.
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    Selena, I love you and this song. You are amazing. Keep doing what you do. Your third album is awesome. Thank you for staying true to your self and for making your music the way you want to and making awesome amazing songs and songs that people can relate to. And for the people who are geting mad at selena just 'cause she used a "bad" word, don't. She is grown up and can say what she wants to and she only used it twice so get over it. Also if you don't want your children singing the song don't let them listen to it. Its your choice. Don't take it out on selena. Its just a song. I'm not trying to sound mean by all that and if I came off as mean, I'm sorry but I'm really sick of hearing people dis/hate/make fun of her/music. Selena is a amazing/sweet/really nice person. I love you selena! Keep doing what you do. Xoxo.
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    All you "moms" out there who consider "damn" a swear word and think that all the sudden selena is a bad example to kids, are morons. So let's backtrack here, if the word was, say, "darn" instead of damn, selena would suddenly be a good example? Are you serious? Maybe you should re-evaluate your abilities as a mother, because for starters, 10 year olds shouldnt be listening to party songs to begin with. Kay? Now if you think that "bad" word was what made the song/selena a bad example, you're seriouslyyy missing the big picture and need to open your eyes as a so-called "parent". Because it's parents like you, that let your children listen to party/drinking/getting high/money/s** songs (but wait, as long as there are no bad words in them!) that are ruining the children of today. 'nough said.
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    My daughter is 10. She brought this song to my attention because of the one curse word as she heard it on another friends ipod. Thank god her filter remains in place. Children do repeat lyrics when they hear the beat. There is no way I will let my daughter lower her standards to repeat these lyrics or purchase this music. In the end I think selena is just trying to market herself to the next level. It is disappointing but that is the lure of hollywood. My daughter has already thrown away her miley cirus stuff. Selena is probably next.
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    I think that this song is about being too nervous to do what you actually want, it's hard to put this in words but easy to put in music, its letting yourself do what you really want to do flawlessly and your life will be much better coz like right now, its about a person who is like following a random path and keeping its heart out of its decisions, someone who is scared to try since they don't know what will happen once they do it.
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    I think that the song is about expressing yourself, I think it is about showing who you really are. Its also about when you mess up once there's always another chance never give up. Every time you freak out or your scared its like your trapped in a bubble but, you burst that bubble and the dreams that never came true can come true because your not scared anymore. Selena gomez inspires me so much, she is an exceptional singer and her songs and their meanings really inspires me. Thank you!
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    Well first I think selena can get a better man. (just some advice.) I love this song, but the reason I like her albums is she has sweet lyrics no cursing and saying damn. Example: taylor swift is incredibly talented and she doesn't have kinda bad words. Selena if you read this don't think you have 2 use any bad word like lots of bands be that pretty and sweet teen you are. That's what every1 luvs.
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    I think it means to live life to the fullest, be couragouse, and don't have any regrets, because one day the chance you have will no longer be avalibile for you to take. In other words the open doors to happines will close because you were shy or afraid. I just want to say that I am 13 and I honestly like selena gomez and the inspiring songs she writes, the touch my heart and help me through tough times.
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    I used to love selena gomez's music. I bought a couple songs, and listened to it all the time. I was watchin disney channel (yes, I'm a kid, well. Teen) and I saw the video come up. They cut out a lot. I went on YouTube, and watched it and was put in shock at the use of the "d word" and the video was about clubbing. "losing control" can seem fun, but in the end. There are consequences that this song doesn't talk about. My friend emailed me: "o my gosh!! I think a selena gomez song has the "d" word!! "
    I just really hope tht she only sang it to be paid, but I don't approve of the lyrics or music video. Look and think about the lyrics. Its a cathcy tune, and that's what makes it dangerous. I hope that selena doesn't go down hill from this song :( *sighs*.
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