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"City Lights, pt. 2"

The first time I saw you you were filled with all the splendor of the city
The lights were all surrounding you to form a golden halo in your hair
The closer that I came to you the more your lights obscured what I was seeing
And I cannot remember ever really glimpsing what was hiding there
Hiding in the city
What was lying there

So maybe I was only feeling tired of feeling lonely when I met you
(We were happy)
Afraid I needed someone to keep the nights from being so long
(In the country)
Now I must confess that I have often held regrets that center 'round you
(But we had urges)
Wondering if without you would my life be caught here reeling so wrong
I was down in the city
(Lights)
I was feeling down

Think I'm going crazy in this crazy world
Where two and two only gets you three
Maybe I was lonely, maybe I was free

But everything is better now that I have finally learned to love the city
(I've learned to love)
Everything is better now that I have finally learned to love this town
(I've learned to love)
One time I was captured and held captive by your simple shining splendor
But now I know I need you and I've found a way to love you somehow
I've learned to love the city
I've learned to love this town

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from City Lights: How I Learned to Love the City, released April 19, 2011

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Eric Elliott Boulder, Colorado

Eric Elliott is a songwriter and mountain dulcimer player currently living and playing in Seattle, WA.

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