"City of Light" as written by William Alan Macdonald Maccormick and Phil Manzanera....
Well, they say… that home is where the heart is
But you left… way back, and started roaming
For these streets… that were so bright with promise
Mother's love… is what you’ve turned away from
Now you're trapped…

Down in the City of Light… you'll go crazy
Try as you might… you’ll be lost in the maze of
The City of Light… City of Light

Blinds are drawn… cross windows facing nowhere
In the day… the darkness is complete
Close your eyes and try to cry away your nightmares
You just know… the downtown city street
Where darkness reigns…

Down in the City of Light… you'll go crazy
Try as you might… there's no end to your days in
The City of Light… City of Light

You know these streets so well… each drugstore, night club and bar
Don't try to run from here… you're not allowed to get far

[instrumental bridge]

Hookers prowl… the look, the pout,
The open invitation to liaisons swift and cold
In rain-swept streets… the pimps are calculating
Acts of haste, the clients’ lies they've bought and sold
Sell yours too…

Down in the City of Light… things go hazy
Try as you might… you'll go blind in the blaze of
The City of Light… City of Light

There's been sudden death, a knife down on the eastside
You can stand so much, then instinct takes its head
And though the people say that ‘home is where the heart is’
They don't know that this damned city's heart is dead
There's no escape…

Down in the City of Light… you'll go crazy
Try as you might… you can never be saved from
The City of Light… City of Light

You know these streets too well… each drugstore, night club and dive
There's no route out of here… you only know one way to survive


Lyrics submitted by RevAKMA, edited by kelwin58

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