David Cook’s official website posted an exclusive, lyrics to his upcoming single “Light On”. David promises more details about that this week. He told a group of fans at the Ford Day Luncheon on Friday that the single would be released “midweek” on “radio digitally, ” so the speculation is that there will be some sort of radio premiere–maybe similar to the David Archuleta “Crush” premiere on Z100–sometime this week.
In the meantime, we have the official lyrics HERE.
Never really said too much
Afraid it wouldnt be enough
Just try to keep my spirits up
When there no point in grieving
Doesnt matter anyway
Words could never make me stay
Words will never take my place
When you know Im leaving
It appears to be an angsty power ballad–exactly the sort of fare that drove enthralled Idol viewers to their phones to vote for Cook last season, propelling him into the number one spot. The first single has to be killer. It’s smart to stick with what’s worked so far
There’s no official word yet on songwriter credits, but some crafty Cook fans searched the internet and found posts from last May in a Chris Cornell forum about a “mystery song” called “Light On” from producer/writer Brian Howes who has also written for Chris Daughtry. There were rumors back then that Cornell would be working with Howe. Hm. And this from Rollingstone’s Fall Preview:
To make what he describes as a set of “substance-based rock, ” Cook recruited American Idiot producer Rob Cavallo and added an unreleased Chris Cornell song to the set.