City OLight

The watchman is pleased to see them come

Some from crumbling houses, some

From tall, bleak towers

In morning’s earliest hours

 

He sees them marching, ashiver

Across bridges, over the river

As the new sun wakes

And the day breaks

 

They come from the furthest extremity

Of this cold and darkened city

Towards the shining center, bright

Of a city of light

 

Oh, beautiful city

City of light, shine on

Oh, beautiful city

City of light, shine on

 

They come from the furthest part

Approach the city’s pulsing heart

The bright mind of the city

The sparkling crown of the city

 

They, the feet, the hands of the city

The muscles and the fists of the city

They bare the arms of the city, they

Make their way

 

And the watchman is ready

His eye and his hand are steady

He watches once shadowed faces

Shine

 

Oh, beautiful city

City of light, shine on

Oh, beautiful city

City of light, shine on 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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