Song Lyrics

Look at this, that is wild, what a sight
(what’s this?)

Sometimes you forget why it was you wanted to be in a band
And, so going into this we reminded ourself why we wanted to be in a band
We listened to the albums that excited us when we wanted to be in a band, and the music
And, and what it felt like, to arrive here in the United States
Come over the bridge, into uh, Manhattan
(Sn- The) snow was on the ground, and eh,
Amazing, magical time in our life, when we didn’t know how powerful
It was not to know

This is a song about innocence, naivete, and uh…
It’s called City of Blinding Lights
And the chorus is set in New York City, looking at Brooklyn

The more you know the less you sing
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart, dayglo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They’re advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
With the city of blinding lights

Don’t look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can’t see

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you’re not around
I, I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Yeah this city of blinding lights (check it out)

Time… time
Time… time
Time won’t leave me as I am / Time
But time won’t take the boy out of this man / Time

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
This city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel…. luckily

Luckily, luckily
Blessings, Lord praise it, blessings…