Who Sang City Lights? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2016-9-16
length: 2:57
producer: Fred Foster
membranophone: Billy Thomas
conductor: Bergen White
piano: Jeff Taylor
mixer: Kyle Lehning
engineer: Pat McMakin
electric guitar: Andy Reiss and Vince Gill
arranger: Bergen White
bass: Brad Albin
background vocals: Vince Gill
acoustic guitar: Vince Gill
accordion: Jeff Taylor
harmonica: Mickey Raphael
fiddle: Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey and Larry Franklin
pedal steel guitar: Paul Franklin
assistant mixer: Kevin Solinicki and Jordan Lehning
assistant engineer: Josh Ditty
composer: Bill Anderson
lyricist: Bill Anderson
A bright array of city lights as far as I can see
The great white way shines through the nighT
For lonely guys like me
The cabarets and honky tonks
Their flashing signs invite
A broken heart to lose itself
In the glow of city lights

Lights that say "forget her name
In a glass of cherry wine"
Lights that offer other girls
For empty hearts like mine
They paint a pretty picture
Of a world that's gay and bright
But it's just a mask for loneliness
Behind those city lights

The world was dark and God made stars
To brighten up the night
But the God who put the stars above
I don't believe he made those lights
For it's just a place for men to cry
When things don't turn out right
Just a place to run away
And hide behind those city lights

Lights that say "forget her love
In a different athmosphere"
Lights that lure are nothing
But a masquarade for tears
They paint a pretty picture
But my arms can't hold her tight
I just can't say "I love you"
To a street of city lights

I just can't say "I love you"
To a street of city lights

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Heartaches by the Number
  • 2 I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • 3 Faded Love
  • 4 It Always Will Be
  • 5 City Lights
  • 6 Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me
  • 7 Make the World Go Away
  • 8 I’m Still Not Over You
  • 9 Night Life
  • 10 Crazy Arms
  • 11 Invitation to the Blues
  • 12 For the Good Times