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Joni Mitchell — Night In The City
Album: Song To A Seagull
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:24
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Light up light up
Light up your lazy blue eyes
Moon's up nights up
Taking the town by surprise
Night time night time
Day left an hour ago
City light time
Must you get ready so slow
There are places to come from and places to go

Night in the city looks pretty to me
Night in the city looks fine
Music comes spilling out into the street
Colors go flashing in time

Take off take off
Take off your stay-at-home shoes
Break off shake off
Chase off those stay-at-home blues
Stairway stairway
Down to the crowds in the street
They go their way
Looking for faces to greet
But we run on laughing with no one to meet

Night in the city looks pretty to me
Night in the city looks fine
Music comes spilling out into the street
Colors go waltzing in time
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forgot how great this song is. long time...
still stunning after all these years.
Godlike
Joni Mitchell's answer to Petula Clark. "Downtown, where all the lights are birght. You're gonna be alright, now..." Love it.
Oh my goodness. I don't think I've heard this song since about 1968!! Wonderful - thanks.
 mread wrote:
Ahhhhh.....   Stellar track from seminal album.  Thanks for adding it.

 
Agreed!
Ahhhhh.....   Stellar track from seminal album.  Thanks for adding it.
Love hearing a song that I don't remember ever hearing before, from an artist that I know, on RP!
Another fine Canadian singer-songwriter--before the cigarettes took their toll.