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The bright lights of the big city
They taught us how to think, they taught us how to steal
Come on and steal me, steal me
You took your razor tongue to my lovin' eyes
You said "A time to live, now's the time to die"
Come on now die with me, die with me
Can't you see there must be more for me
You know you're livin' a lie
And so am I
You know I'd have a breakdown
But I don't have the time

I get up straight, I take my pill
I swallow it whole, I don't feel ill
It ain't a crime to live, it ain't a crime to die
It ain't a crime to walk in this big, big sky
Come on now walk with me, walk with me
Can't you see there must be more for me
You know you're livin' a lie
And so am I
I know you'd have a breakdown
But you don't have the time
And you're all messed up
Waiting for a sign
You want me to paint it
I haven't got the time

Take a ride with me

It ain't no crime to walk, it ain't no crime to fly
It ain't no crime to die, it ain't no crime to take a walk in
The big sky

The bright lights of the big city
They taught us how to think, they taught us how to see can you
(Twenty, twenty-first century breakdown)
Can't you see there must be more for me
You know you're livin' a lie
And so am I
I know you'd have a breakdown
But you don't have the time
And you're all messed up
Waiting for a sign
You want me to paint it
I haven't got the time
And it's making me crazy
I don't know where I fit
I guess in the end
We're all sick

Come on now ride with me, come on now ride with me
Come on now ride with me, come on now ride with me
Come on now ride with me, just take a ride with me
Twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty-first
Twenty twenty twenty twenty-first
Twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty
(The bright lights of the big city)
Twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty sound
(The bright lights of the big city)
Twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty vision
(The bright lights of the big city)
Come on now ride with me
Come on now ride with me



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