"Street lights" as written by Kyle Falconer and Kieren Webster....
Take your like in your own hands
Walk down the street looking over your shoulder
Who will you meet?

An it's a big crowd tonight
Look at the street lights
It's a big crowd tonight
Look at the street lights
Look at the street lights, what a pretty sight

You say that you love me
You say that you don't
You try to get me to jump through that hoop
But I won't

I'd like to move city
I'd like to move town
'Cause all you ignorant people, you're bringin me down

Lyrics submitted by katomashpotato

"Streetlights" as written by Jan Joseph Skubiszewski Alasdair David George Murray

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC

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    General Commenti can't believe noones commented this.
    i particularly love this song by them
    i dunno i just love the last "look at the street lights, oh what a pretty sight"
    its just totally brilliant.

    i think it speaks for itself in meaning aswell.. x
    backlash_xon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Kieran, the bass player. Some guy jumped off a scrambler (motorbike), when he was walkin out in Dundee, and stabbed him a few years ago.

    "Look at the streetlights" is him lying bleeding before he got help and made it to the hospital!
    McDee18on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMcDee18... once again you are spot on! =D

    susankerrmateon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was ''You try to get me to jump through your hoop but i won't'' instead of ''You try to give me the chance But you hope that I won't''...and i beleive i'm right x
    mally1on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song on the album, but I honestly had no idea that was what the song was about. xDD Oh god, that's horrible.
    laneeon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyric about ignorant people is a rip off of 'Time For Heroes' by The Libertines who are probably The View's main influence and insparation.
    Protzyon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbut in time for heroes the line is "Its these ignorant faces that bring this town down" but yeah it's pretty close, and the view re definently influenced by the libertines. but i'd say that's a damn good influence to have.
    trixie-trashon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd here he's saying he wants to move town because in that town he's being brought down because of the ignorant people, so it means the same thing as in Time For Heroes and sounds very similar. But that won't stop me loving this song or the band!
    Protzyon January 10, 2008   Link

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