I'm addicted to the city lights, I guess you're right
But something changed tonight
I made it through with spontaneity
But this monotony is killing me
It's 2 am man the house is cold, I'm feeling old
Looking back at how time's rolled
I know somewhere stars fill up the night, that must be such a sight
It'd make me whole again inside
I'm getting closer, closer the farther I drive away
I'm getting colder, colder the longer I stay
Don't know how much time I got to spend right here
I've been avoiding but it's time to face my fear, right here
Looks like this episode should end
And I'll miss my friends
I'm distracted by this ambient night, memories bite
Sitting where the rain and pavement fight
I never meant to make the onion cry, but I got to see the tide
To make me whole again inside
I'm getting closer, closer the farther I drive away
I'm giving colder shoulders the longer I stay
Feels like this episode should end
Did you know I've never seen the ocean
In the midst of all this windy commotion
Pack our bags, bust to horizon
Won't stop till I see the sun rising
Looking in to darkest oblivion
Might help humble jaded opinion
What'll come will come of this mission
No guarantee to hinder depression
When I leave I won't make a sound
Make sure no one's around
Where am I headed?
I'm headed westward bound
I can't breathe this Midwest air tonight…
Feels like this masquerade should end
And I'll miss my friends
I need more time to spend
With my friends

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City Lights song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song because as teh summer comes and 4th quarter gets more and more tedious i just wnat to gwt out of here i need to leave so bad and this song just makes me want to do it all the more.
    stellaluna1125on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, one of my faves by the group, talks about the stresses of the city. supposed to have been written as the group went to LA to record their first major label CD
    senorreverteon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*i cant breathe this midwest air tonite* i love lbc- my homeboys outta Downers Grove
    dyspunktionalon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song fucking rocks. i love lbc, they are so awesome and put on SUCH a good show. man it like gives me the chills when it starts the part with "Did you know I've never seen the ocean In the midst of all this windy commotion" stubhy sings it so awesome! i love them!
    GCevilQueen182on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably one of my favorite LBC songs, i love all of them though becuase LBC is so fucking good!
    paleBLUEeyerison April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLBC rocks. Unfortunately, this is their worst song. No question.
    sublime_fanon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAh, I love this song. It's one of their best, and if you look in the book you see that it's Tavis and Dan (former (I'm pretty sure it's former) Reel Big Fish members) on the horns. It's wonderful.
    susiehighschoolon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is definetly my favorite by lbc the lyrics are so relatable to
    punkassportz88on April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song. its like my fucking life. i live like an hour away from downers grove, and i cant wait for the end of next school year cause then im movign to L.A. so this is my anthem!
    italianpunkon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my anthem! were moving to LA after next school year is done. and i will be so fuckin glad. i cant stand the midwest air either. dekalb IL BLOWS!
    italianpunkon May 05, 2003   Link

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