"The Downtown Lights" as written by and Paul Gerard Buchanan....
Sometimes I walk away
When all I really wanna do
Is love and hold you right

There is just one thing I can say
Nobody loves you this way
It's alright

Can't you see?
The downtown lights

In love we're all the same
We're walking down an empty street
And with nobody, call your name

Empty streets, empty nights
The downtown lights

How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know it's true?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, it's alright

Tonight and every night
Let's go walking down this empty street
Let's walk in the cool evening light
Wrong or right

Be at my side
The downtown lights

It will be alright
It will be alright
The downtown lights
Yeah, yeah

How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know it's true?

It's alright
It's alright
The downtown lights
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know you feel it?
How do I know it's true?

Yeah, yeah, the downtown lights

The neon's and the cigarettes
Rented rooms and rented cars
The crowded streets, the empty bars
Chimney tops and trumpets

The golden lights, the loving prayers
The colored shoes, the empty trains
I'm tired of crying on the stairs
The downtown lights
Yeah, yeah


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"The Downtown Lights" as written by Paul Gerard Buchanan

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    General CommentThis song is most probably about the narrator's longing for some sort assurance that his partner's heart is as true as his. The thing islike a lot of other Blue Nile songs, mood functions over narrative here. Paul Buchanan paints such amazing visuals with both his lyrics and his arrangements. Whenever I listen to Hats, it conjures this foggy, blue, deserted urban landscape.
    Iamschpartacuson May 05, 2007   Link

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