Sweet Is the Night

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Electric Light Orchestra

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are a British rock group from Birmingham, England who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Woo… more »

When the day is done and there's nowhere to run 
And the people of the city have all lost and won 
In your city dress you stand and stare 
And you smoke another cigarette and comb your hair 

And the light that shines 
Paints a trace of sadness 
On the street I wait 
But I can't seem to get to you.

Well, you start to sway, check your Cartier 
'Cause it's getting late, you can't afford to wait 
So you move along where it's going on 
And the people of the night are playing 'til the dawn 

And the sun that shines 
Paints a trace of sadness 
In your eyes that cry 
Wishing and hoping 

Sweet, sweet is the night 
Now you are near 
Dark, dark were the days 
They disappear 
Sweet, sweet is the night 
Now you are near.

Well you did your thing and you lost your wings 
And you hurt so bad you lost everything 
And the tears that fall on the city wall 
Will fade away with the rays of morning light that shines 
Paints a smile across your pretty face 
I know 

Everything is alright 


Written by: JEFF LYNNE

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