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City Lights Lyrics By Ivory Joe Hunter

    a bright array of city lights as far as i can see
    the great white way shines through the night for lonely guys like me
    the cabarets and honky tonks their flashing signs invite
    a broken heart to lose itself in the glow of city lights

    lights that say forget her name in a glass of sherry wine
    lights that offer other girls for empty hearts like mine
    they paint a pretty picture of a world that’s gay and bright
    but it’s just a mask for loneliness behind those city lights

    the world was dark and god made stars to brighten up the night
    but god who put the stars above i don’t believe he made those lights
    for it’s just a place for men to cry when things don’t turn out right
    just a place to run away and hide behind those city lights

    lights that say forget her love in a different atmosphere
    lights that lure are nothing but a masquerade for tears
    they paint a pretty picture but my arms can’t hold them tight
    and i just can’t say i love you to a street of city lights

    Artist: Ivory Joe Hunter

    Year: 1959

    Decade: 50s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 102