City lights    (video)

 

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1. A bright array of city lights as far as I can see,

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    the Great White Way shines through the night for lonely guys like me

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    The cabaret's and honky tonks, their flashing signs invite

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    a broken heart to lose itself in the glow of city lights.

 

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    Lights that say forget her name in a glass of sherry wine,

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    lights that offer other girls for empty hearts like mine.

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    They paint a pretty picture of a world that's gay and bright,

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   but it's just a mask for loneliness behind those city lights.

 

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3. The world was dark and God made stars to brighten up the night,

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    but I don’t believe that God above made those city lights.

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    For it's just a place for men to cry when things don't turn out right,

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    just a place to run away and hide behind those city lights.

 

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    Lights that say forget her love in a different atmosphere,

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    lights that lure are nothing but a masquerade for tears.

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    They paint a pretty picture of a world that’s gay and bright,

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    but I just can't say “I love you” to a street of city lights.

 

    (Ray Price)