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Lights - Drive My Soul [Official Music Video]

Directed by Sean Michael Turrell.

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"Drive My Soul" Lyrics:

Seems somebody put out the moon
Now the road is a mine field
I cant follow the way she moves
I cant see past the shadow
You make the darkness disapear
I feel found when you stay near
I know where I am when you are here.
My way becomes so clear

When you are gone
Will I lose control?
You are the only road I know
You show me where to go
Who will drive my soul?

Seems somebody burned out the signs
I can't expect the hard curves
There is no borders
There are no lines
How can I know where to turn?
You make the street lights reappear
I feel bright when you stand near
I know what I am when you are here
My place becomes so clear

When you are gone
Will I lose control?
You're the only road I know
You show me where to go
Who will drive me soul?

Will I lose control?
You're the only road that I know
You show me where to go
Who will drive my soul?
Drive my soul

When you're gone
Will I lose control?
You're the only road I know
You show me where to go
When you're gone
Will I lose control?
You're the only road I know
You show me where to go
Who will drive my soul?

Retrieved from Wikipedia:
Drive My Soul on Wikipedia
"Drive My Soul"
Drive My Soul.jpg
Single by Lights
from the album Lights and The Listening
ReleasedMarch 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
  • Digital download
  • digital 7"
  • Synthpop
  • alternative rock[1]
  • Lights Poxleitner
  • Thomas "Tawgs" Salter
  • Lights
  • Tawgs Salter
Lights singles chronology

"Drive My Soul" is the debut single by Canadian singer-songwriter Lights from her debut self-titled EP. It was released as the EP's lead single on March 11, 2008 in Canada and July 24, 2008 in the US.[2] The song reached #18 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and was certified Gold by Music Canada for digital sales of over 40,000. It was later included on her debut album The Listening.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Track listing
  • 4 Uses in other media
  • 5 Charts
    • 5.1 Weekly charts
    • 5.2 Year-end charts
  • 6 Certifications
  • 7 Release history
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links


"Drive My Soul" is about the element in your life that you cannot live without and without it you feel lost and lose control. Lights said that this element could be anything you feel drives your soul and keeps you in the right path: your parents, a friend, or even something supernatural or a religious element.

Lights has stated that "Drive My Soul" was actually a song where she had the title first before she even wrote the lyrics. She's said it all started when she was listening to an indie radio station, and heard a song which she thought had the lyrics "Drive My Soul" sung in a really beautiful way. After hearing the song, Lights, searched for the lyrics and to her surprise the lyrics "Drive My Soul" were never used in the song she heard. When she was searching for ideas to write, she went back to the title of "Drive My Soul" for her own song.

Music video

The music video features Lights as Barbarella in a campy, 1960s-style science fiction film theme, and her romantic relationship with an astronaut. Lights has mentioned that the astronaut can represent anything that you want. The video's astronaut is played by her father, Eric Poxleitner. Directed by Sean Michael Turrell, the video premiered September 22, 2008.[3]

It starts with Lights sitting on her bed reading a comic (presumably the one she had written in "Saviour") when she looks out the window and sees something glowing. A purple planet can be seen from the window. She gets up and looks into her binoculars. She sees an astronaut roasting marshmallows on the planet. The astronaut appears to notice; he looks up at Earth with interest. Lights then walks over to her computer and inserts a map of Earth. After pressing a couple of buttons, she creates a spaceship and drives out of the city and into space. As Lights zooms through space towards the purple planet, a comet hits the ship and it crashes into the purple planet. As the dust clears, Lights walks toward the astronaut and grabs his hand. The two walk away together, and the video ends with a shot of the comic that Lights was reading. It details her meeting with the astronaut, and at the bottom it says "to be continued". That comes to "February Air".

The video reached number one on MuchMusic's Countdown for the week of January 8, 2009.[4]

Uses in other media

The song was featured on the hit TV series The Hills. It was also used in an Old Navy women's swimwear commercial in 2008.


  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Lights". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b " Drive My Soul (EP Version): Lights: MP3 Downloads". Amazon Music. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. ^ lights (September 22, 2008). "LIGHTS - Drive My Soul [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "MuchMusic Countdown". MuchMusic. CHUM Limited. January 8, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Drive My Soul / February Air [Digital 45] by Lights". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lights – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Lights. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: 2008 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Lights – Drive My Soul". Music Canada. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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