City Lights

by The Halls

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Recorded by Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents, Kingswood) at Powderfinger expat Ian Haug's Airlock Studios, The Halls' second single 'City Lights' builds on the band's polished, dark pop with an earthier swing; a shimmery melancholy that perfectly encapsulates late night loneliness. The track͛s dreamy, wandering lyrics reflect on the determination (and occasional desperation) of ambition, while also musing upon what the city itself is made of.

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I see the city lights, they shine infinite bright
Like eyes on concrete giants, lonely, lonely
Down in the carbon mines
Pressure makes diamonds shine
Maybe that’s why I try
Hold me, hold me

Love, hate, get on the plate
Knife, fork, riddle the cake

And I can’t tell
If I did it, did it right
Oh I beg you life
Give me a lucky break

Mother, mother, goddess, goddess
Father, father, priestess, priestess
Give it up

Police, get on the floor
Poor thieves, settle the score

And I can’t tell
If I did it, did it right
Oh I beg you life
Give me a lucky break

I gave you all I had

I see the city lights, sky crackling thick with wires
One day I’ll get that high, know me, know me

I gave you all I had

All these dreams, they took a lot too feed
It took a long, hard road to build a place like Rome
It took a lot

And I can’t tell
If I did it, did it right
Oh I beg you life
Give me a lucky break

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released August 9, 2016

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The Halls Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to The Halls: mysterious, atmospheric chambers, echoing with catchy riffs, epic live walls of sound and soaring melodies.
Ross - guitar
Bec - bass, vocals
[Live] Ged - noise, guitar
James - drums

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