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City Of Blinding Lights Lyrics

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All Because Of You (2005)

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"City Of Blinding Lights" (live from Vancouver)

"It's a New York song. About going there for the first time. We were the first band to play Madison Square Gardens after 9/11. During 'Where The Streets Have No Name' the house lights came up and there were 20,000 people in tears. It was beautiful." - Bono, Q 2004

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart, day glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time
Time won't leave me as I am
No, time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

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