City Lights

by The Shrugs

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'City Lights' is the first song to be released from The Shrugs' upcoming album DIVERSIONS.

Photo is copyright of David Martin. Thanks for allowing us to use it.

lyrics

My friend, it's time to start again.
Dead end, I must escape and then
I'll send a letter home to you.

My friend, it's time to start again.
Dead end, I must escape and then
I'll send a letter home to you.
Another year has come and gone,
Stalled by the fear of moving on.
This time I'd better see it through.

When I'm struggling hopelessly,
There is no place I'd rather be.

I wanna go to the city lights,
Elevated to greater heights.
No more daydreams for little me,
When my dream's a reality.
No, I won't let this one-horse town defeat me,
I'm needing something to change my life completely,
I wanna go to the city lights.

My friend, I act like nothing's wrong,
Pretend they listen to my song.
The end of empty pubs is drawing near.
I'll swap it for a life of fame,
Billboards will advertise my name
And crowds will flood the streets when I appear.

When I'm feeling lost at sea,
There is no place I'd rather be.

I wanna go to the city lights,
Elevated to greater heights.
No more daydreams for little me,
When my dream's a reality.
No, I won't let this one-horse town defeat me,
I'm needing something to change my life completely,
I wanna go to the city lights.

When I'm feeling lost at sea,
There is no place I'd rather be.

I wanna go to the city lights,
Elevated to greater heights.
No more daydreams for little me,
When my dream's a reality.
No, no, I'm never gonna let this one-horse town defeat me,
I'm needing something to change my life completely,
I wanna go to the city lights.

I'm gonna leave this one-horse town behind me,
And now there's only one place you'll ever find me.
I'll meet you under the city lights.

credits

released May 18, 2015
Written by Ollie Wale
Lead vocals by Ollie Wale
Backing vocals, guitar and bass by Jamie Harris
Keyboard/drums by Ryan Allan
Recorded/mixed/produced by Ryan Allan

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