Ordinary Lights is a melodic hard-rock anthem dedicated to the challenges faced by the working class in their ongoing struggle for fair treatment. The lyrics highlight the precarious positions often faced by front-line workers, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. COVID-19 has been a difficult time for almost everyone, but it has been the workers in health care, retail, farming, delivery, waste disposal, public transportation, and other essential industries who have quite literally kept us alive throughout it all. These same people were already faced with low wages, long hours, job insecurity and sometimes dangerous working conditions before the pandemic hit, and now many of them are expected to risk viral exposure and thus their lives on a daily basis.
The song is our reaction to the tragedies and senseless human suffering caused by anti-immigration fueled policies being implemented by governments close to home and around the world.