“Lights Come On”
Written by Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jimmy Robbins, Jordan Schmidt, Brad Warren, and Brett Warren
Perhaps this is a song best heard in its proper context.
“Lights Come On” seems written for the sole purpose of kicking off a Jason Aldean concert. It’s all very meta, and easy to picture the audience saying, “Hey! He’s singing about us! Cool!”
As a standalone song, it’s a typically calculated bit of hackery, the lyrical equivalent of the car Johnny Cash put together “One Piece at a Time.”
But that’s every Jason Aldean song these days, isn’t it? Soulless, monotonous, assembly line records that are interchangeable with one another and forgotten as soon as the song ends.
Maybe it’s better in concert, under the influence of a screaming crowd and presumably quite a bit of alcohol. But listening to in a quiet space without any of those distractions is a miserable experience.