City Lights

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now the sun sets down on America across her hundred sprawling timezones
do you got a place to sleep tonite are you sleeping there alone?
lay down and don't you worry when the daylight's in retreat
we'll make our way into the darkness and bring this city to her knees
I can't paint a portrait of her streets cuz I can't see
just how they live in the balances of a million different things
trade your hours trade your pay trade your name and trade your age
but when the daylight loosens up her vice
you and me darling are going dancing under them city lights

things been looking good for you doll ain't been looking good for me
I started off with good intentions but the fires I lit they caught to other things
I got blood on my hands on this guitar his blood and mine both at the scene
blood running down the steering wheel in the ignition on the keys
but I'm puling up on State St before I leave there's just this one thing to throw down tonight
you and me darling are going dancing under them city lights

your folks are staying in
you'd get awful tired after 50 years out in
them Midwest winter winds
working all day until the night
working for their whole damn lives
to keep that furnace blowing
to keep your dreams alive but at night

under the calm cool darkness of the night

they're dancing to that Memphis soul
sliding across that kitchen floor
even their gods get down to rock n roll
take their time all sweet n slow
sweaty asses smacking up on heaven's walls
you can hear it if you listen in the night
so tonight
you and me darling are going dancing under them city lights

now the sun sets down on America and makes room for our desire
so I lit a little fire caught to this river and these tires
when the morning breaks it could mean the end of you and me
and yours and mine
so tonight
you and me darling are going dancing under them city lights

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from Dam the Night, released June 6, 2017

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Americana Rock n Roll for punks, misfits, givers, takers, leaners, and shakers, for dancing, deliberating, fornicating, and burning things down.

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Zach Nelson: Guitars, Vocals
Zach Babbe:
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