A bright array of city lights as far as I can see. The great white way shines through the night for lonely guys like me. The cabaretes and honky tonks their flashing signs invite, A broken heart to lose itself in the glow of city lights.
Lights that say forget her name in a glass of cherry wine. Lights that offer other girls for empty hearts like mine. They paint a pretty picture of a world that's gay and bright, But it's just a mask for loneliness behind those city lights.
[ fiddle - steel ]
The world was dark and God made stars to brighten up the night, But I don't believe that God above, made those city lights, Or it's just a place for men to cry when things don't turn out right, Just a place to run away and hide behind those city lights.
Lights that say forget her love in a different athmosphere, Lights that lure are nothing but a masquarade for tears, They paint a pretty picture of a world that's gay and bright, But I just can't say I love you to a street of city lights.