it’s not the spotlight lyrics – beth orton

if i ever feel the light again
shining down on me
i won’t have to tell you
how welcome it would be

i felt the light before
but i let it slip away
and i just live if i believe in
that it’ll come back someday

it ain’t the spotlight
it ain’t the candlelight
it ain’t the streetlights
of some old street of dreams

it ain’t the moonlight
not even the sunlight
but i’ve seen it shining in your eyes
and you know what i mean

sometimes i try to tell myself
the light just isn’t real
it’s just a fantasy that used to be
the way i used to feel

but you and i know better
even though it’s been too long
now if your memory really serves you well
you’ll never tell me no wrong

it ain’t the spotlight
it ain’t the candlelight
it ain’t the streetlights
of some old street of dreams

it ain’t the moonlight
not even the sunlight
but i’ve seen it shining in your eyes
and you know what i mean

so if i ever feel the light again
shining down on me
i won’t have to tell you
how welcome it would be

i felt the light before
but i let it slip away
and i just live if i believe in
that it’ll come back someday

it ain’t the spotlight
it ain’t the candlelight
it ain’t the streetlights
of some old street of dreams

it ain’t the sunlight
not even the moonlight
but i’ve seen it shining in your eyes
and you know what i mean
yeah, i’ve seen it shining in your eyes
and you know what i mean

/ beth orton lyrics