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Bright Lights and Cityscapes
by Sara Bareilles



Hold my breath and I'll count to ten
I'm the paper and you're the pen
You fill me in, you are permanent
And you'll leave me to dry

I'm the writer and she's the muse
I'm the one that you always choose
She will falter and gift her blame
And it starts all over
Again, again, again, again

She is bright lights and cityscapes
and white lies and cavalcades.
And she’ll take all you ever have,
But I’m gonna love you.
You say ‘maybe it’ll last this time’.
But I’m gonna love you,
You never have to ask.
I’m gonna love you
‘Til you start looking back.
I’m gonna love you so right.
I wouldn’t need a second chance.

Shield your eyes from the truth at hand.
Tell me why it’ll be good again.
All those demons are closing in
And I don’t want you to burn.
Never mind what I said before;
I don’t want any less anymore.
You are carbon and I am flame.
I will rise and you will remain

For bright lights and cityscapes.
And landslides and masquerades.
And she’ll take all you ever have,
But I’m gonna love you.
You say ‘maybe it’ll last this time.’
But I’m gonna love you,
You’d never have to ask.
I’m gonna love you
‘Til you start looking back.
I wouldn’t need a second chance.
I wouldn’t need a second chance.
I wouldn’t need a second chance.
I wouldn’t need a second chance.
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