You want to dance with the devil?
You want to see what he sees?
The devil won't have you so starry eyed when he knocks you to your knees

You pack your bags for the city streets
You make impressions on the people you meet
You'll win them over and you'll touch their hearts
You'll be abandoned when it falls apart
And so you put on an act cuz you're a little confused
You risk it all when you got nothing to lose
Tell me how you learned to live with the pain
A young life left with nothing to gain

But tonight we've got the city lights
And everything is gonna be alright tonight
The marquee ain't as bright as you thought that it would be
And your name ain't written in lights and I doubt it will ever be

How do you feel when you think of the past?
What do you see when you look in the glass?
We shared the laughter and we shared the pain
We took the punches as the punches came
And now you're out on the corners and you're wasting away
You're so enamored with the games that they play
I'm a forgotten thought in the back of your mind
You tell me no but you won't tell me why

But tonight we've got the city lights
And everything is going to be alright tonight
The marquee ain't as bright as you thought that it would be
And your name ain't written in lights and I doubt it will ever be
When they find you dead tomorrow I'll tell the world I tried
To reach out and to touch you, girl
You know you were much too high

It's been a long road
It's been a long hard road


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Marquee Lights song meanings
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