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This whole city's black and white
Tell me what is your color.
Could it be the same as mine?
Faded greens and blue street lights,
There's a red fire burning
In the sea up to the sky.

I don't want to wait until tomorrow
To tell you how I'd feel the rest of my life
You don't want a waste another minute to realize
Walking on the dark side of the evening
Baby it is you, that opened my eyes
Burning like a fire on the water
The city of black and white.
Won't you just stay?
Won't you just stay?

I'm on the top step looking down
And their coming up to me
It's where the whole world wants to be found
Golden rings and coffee brown
There's white flag waving
Where my heart is on the ground.

I don't want to wait until tomorrow
To tell you how I'd feel the rest of my life
You don't want a waste another minute to realize
Walking on the dark side of the evening
Baby it is you that opened my eyes
Burning like a fire on the water
The city of black and white.
Won't you just stay?
Won't you just stay?

Won't you just stay now
With the lightpoles
Over a dark street
No one else knows
So take my hands
I'll carry you, you can carry me.

'Cause I don't want to wait until tomorrow
To tell you how I'd feel the rest of my life



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  • U
    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    The lyrics are all wrong! I have the cd and the wrong parts should say:

    "tell me what is your color,
    It should be the same as mine. "

    "walking on the dark side of an evening,
    Maybe it was you who opened my eyes,"

    "i'm on the top stair looking down,
    If your coming up to me,... "

    " won't you just stay now,
    When the light goes,
    Under a dark street,... "
    P. S. I the way the person above put the meaning of the song, i agree!
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 5:36 am
    The city is colorless, everything in his life is dull
    when this girl isn't around - nothing has any meaning
    this girl opens his eyes to the beauty of life

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