Pat James - "City Lights"


City Lights, oh so bright
Reaching for the heavens in the night
Quite a sight, those city lights
Making the moon seem full here every night

But, I wonder how the stars feel
Trying their best to glow
Just like the real cowboy
That's still here, but no one knows
And I'm thinking while I'm driving
And I check my rear view mirror
The city sure looks prettier from here.

Well, I make my home, among the sticks and stones
To me it's the prettiest place I've ever known
Where the ironwood grows, and the saguaro
When it rains the creosote on the wind still blows
But when the sun sinks low, in the West I know
I'm gonna see the sky as God wished it to glow.

And I know just how the stars feel
As they so proudly glow
Looking out in wonder
At my Arizona home
And I think each time I'm driving
And I check my rear view mirror
The city sure looks prettier from here.

And though I know that objects may be
closer than they appear
The city still looks prettier from here


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