Do I, do I?
Belong to the night?
Only, only
Only tonight
All the ladies
Stay inside
Time may freeze
A world could cry
All this night running loud

I hear the whispers, and I hear the shouts
And though they never cry for help

Tell me who sends these
Infamous gifts
To make such a promise
And make such a slip

Oh no
Can't pull a trick
Never the rose
Without the prick

Oh, but tell me how do I say?
I woke up and it's yesterday
Do I again face this night?

Guiding light, guiding light
Guiding through these nights

Darling, darling
Do we part like the seas?
The roaring shells
The drifting of the leaves

But all intent
Remains unknown
It's time to sit up
Sit up in the throne

It's seen before but it's always new
So look close and see who's come through
Never again to face this night

Guiding light, guiding light
Guiding through these nights

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"Guiding Light" as written by Richard Lloyd Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentBrillaint Song! Is Marquee Moon the greatest Album ever? I love how the bridge builds you up, just to be let down by a delicate, low-key chorus of "Guiding Light" Top Notch stuff!
    bkat004on April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the soundtrack to the direct aftermath of a divorce.
    envikaon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is special, so fucking special.
    RettAlexison November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey RettAlexis, is that a reference to Radiohead's Creep?? Anyway, this song is really beautiful. It's the one that caught me from the first listen. It's sad, but sort of hopeful. I think so, anyway. Maybe about letting go of something bad that happened in the past and looking forward.
    Strangleron March 30, 2009   Link

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