U2 - City of Blinding Lights Lyrics

U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb cover art
sponsored links

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart, day-glo eyes
The city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises the camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you've made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time, time
Time won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight

Yeah, the city of blinding lights
The more you know, the less you feel
Some pray for what others steal
Blessing's not just for the ones who kneel, luckily
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Vertigo
  • 2 Miracle Drug
  • 3 Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
  • 4 Love and Peace or Else
  • 5 City of Blinding Lights
  • 6 All Because of You
  • 7 A Man and a Woman
  • 8 Crumbs From Your Table
  • 9 One Step Closer
  • 10 Original of the Species
  • 11 Yahweh
  • 12 Fast Cars
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 U2 and 3 Songs
  • 2 Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own (studio performance)
  • 3 Crumbs From Your Table (studio performance)
  • 4 Vertigo (Temple Bar Mix)
  • 5 Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own (acoustic couch mix)
  • 6 Vertigo


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson
    album: Track in album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
    release date: 2004-11-17
    popularity : 157 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 5:48
    producer: Flood
    piano: The Edge and Bono
    mixer: Nellee Hooper
    additional producer: Jacknife Lee and Chris Thomas
    programming: Fabien Waltmann
    synthesizer: Jacknife Lee
    assistant mixer: Greg Collins, Simon Gogerly and Ian Rossiter
    assistant recorded by: Chris Heaney and Kieran Lynch
    composer: U2
    lyricist: Bono
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): Japan
    format: DVD-Video
    barcode: 4988005375629
    script: Latin