"The City Lights" as written by and Scott Windsor....
If you see me at midnight
Walking the streets
You'll know it was me for I cannot sleep
I've pushed away the dreams
And spoiled the quiet
I'm propelled by fear
And not the righteous

So have you been to a place like this?
To see your breath as it paints against the sky
The fever is near
I wish you were here

I'm thinking ambitious
I've got this feeling things will be alright
So go break a leg night
Been given the green light
So go entertain them
They're waiting for you
They're waiting for you

So have you been to a place like this?
To see your breath as it paints against the sky
Feeling so right and things will run
The fever is near
I wish you were here


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"The City Lights" as written by Scott Windsor

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    General CommentIf you see me at midnight
    Walking the streets
    You'll know it was me for I cannot sleep
    I've pushed away the dreams
    And spoiled the quiet
    I'm propelled by fear
    And not the righteous

    - he's alone, walking the streets because there are too many things rushing through his head. how did this all mess up? what went wrong? the dreams he's pushing away are ones of his ex since he stills wants to be with him/her. he keeps walking because he's afraid of going back even though he knows it may be the best thing to do. maybe he broke up with his ex and he's regretting it?

    So have you been to a place like this?
    To see your breath as it paints against the sky
    The fever is near
    I wish you were here

    so have you been to a state that i'm in? i can't concentrate anymore on things because all that's on my mind is you. i look at the stars and they paint your face with the wind. i can't take anymore of this, i need you with me.

    I'm thinking ambitious
    I've got this feeling things will be alright
    So go break a leg now
    Been given the green light
    So go entertain them
    They're waiting for you
    They're waiting for you

    i can make it out of this situation, i just have to think positive... sure i'm probably lying to myself, but it's better than facing the truth. go, see other people, see if i care - hopefully you find them. everyone wants you [including me ...]

    So have you been to a place like this?
    To see your breath as it paints against the sky
    Feeling so right and things will run
    The fever is near
    I wish you were here

    same as before, but now that he's lying to himself, he's pretending things will be better.
    Poolyxpopon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso...first time i heard this song was when a guy played it for me as we slow danced in my living room. fell...in...love...with the song, not the guy. i distinctly remember the moment i knew this song and i would be long-time lovers was when i first heard the way scott says "...paints against the sky." that was THE moment. and even though my dancing partner turned out to be an ass hat, he did introduce me to this beautiful song that held the title of "most played" in my itunes for the longest time.
    MattEllaon December 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me, this song represents a person who lost their s/o because their s/o chose his/her career over that person.
    shadesofblack07on January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg >> new favorite band.


    sooooo good.
    oh my darling xxon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think Umbrellas is as good as Lyndsay Diaries..but i like the change of pace Windsor went with this. I dont know what this song means but i like it.
    Squirleyon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthey are so good!!! nice guys too!
    HELLOIMJVOon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome band
    asunriseaparton May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm just going to take a shot with what I personally think...

    I think this song is about the separation of two people, most likely a couple? One is really missing the other because the other one is going on with their life or it's a break up.

    "If you see me at midnight
    Walking the streets
    You'll know it was me for I cannot sleep"
    The one left behind is restless and can't stop thinking about the other one's leaving.

    "I've got this feeling things will be alright
    So go break a leg tonight"
    The person is trying to get over everything and wishing their friend the best of luck out in the world.

    "They're waiting for you"
    Now this line stumps me. I'm thinking that this is saying "You will meet new people, find someone else", etc...

    I know this probably isn't right, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
    Inkblot Charadeon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlright I have thought long and hard about this song so here goes...

    If you see me at midnight
    Walking the streets
    You'll know it was me for I cannot sleep
    (Well..I think he is saying if he/she sees him at night they will know its him because he can't sleep, he almost sounds like he is expecting to see this person out)

    I've pushed away the dreams
    And spoiled the quiet
    (He doesn't want to sleep, or would rather not think about whatever is bothering him)
    I'm propelled by fear
    And not the righteous
    (Lack of god?)

    I'm thinking ambitious
    I've got this feeling things will be alright
    (He will be alright once he gets over this)
    So go break a leg night
    Been given the green light
    (A relationship is officialy over now she/he is free)
    So go entertain them
    They're waiting for you
    They're waiting for you
    (Maybe this person is very 'friendly' around town)
    ghostwiththemoston October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat i think is that it jumps from first person to third person. Why?

    "Been given the green light
    So go entertain them
    They're waiting for you
    They're waiting for you"


    the person fears if they have made the right decision but is giving it a chance regardless.

    "I'm thinking ambitious
    I've got this feeling things will be alright
    (He will be alright once he gets over this)"

    They miss the comfort of someone who they love perhaps. This is giving by the thought of them pushing away dreams. they pushed away someone to go for something else?

    That or they are wishing that whoever they are wishing here could see how different and new things are.

    "So have you been to a place like this?
    To see your breath as it paints against the sky
    Feeling so right and things will run"
    Bryan82on December 29, 2005   Link

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