From the album Nantucket Girl

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Leave the Hall Light On
• Susan J. Berman – Guitar & Vocals
• Cadence Carroll – Backing Vocals
• Mark Dann – Bass
• Cary Brown - Piano

Songwriting often helps me through difficult times. I wrote this song after my mother died. She was my best friend and greatest musical influence. I remember feeling so lost and not being able to fall asleep. Comparing notes with several friends who have lost loved ones they too couldn’t fall asleep. Writing this song brought me some comfort as I hope if may to others facing loss.

Lyrics

Leave the Hall Light On
by Susan J. Berman
There’s a hall light at my mother’s house,
She’d leave it on at night so I would not be scared.
And we both knew there were no monsters underneath my bed,
She left it on because she cared.

(Chorus)
Leave the hall light on, leave the hall light on, leave the hall light on ‘cause I can’t fall asleep.
Leave the hall light on, leave the hall light on, leave the hall light on its one thing I can keep.

Yes I’m older now but I still need that light.
The monsters change and they have taken different form.
They haunt my future as I lie awake in bed at night,
Without that light it’s just my perfect storm
(Chorus)

(Bridge)
So can you tell me what’s a girl to do ‘cause I’m feeling so alone?
Like a ship with no direction home.
Where’s my beacon? Where’s my guiding light?
Can you help me right my sails?
I’m sinking in this fearless gale.

Leave the hall light on, Leave the hall light on
(instrumental)

There’s a hall light at my mother’s house,
I do my best to hold it close within my heart.
‘Cause I need shelter on these lonesome, rainy days,
Now that we must live apart.

(Chorus)

There’s a hall light at my mother’s house.