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This song is the w.i.p. i submitted a few days ago. I made major revisions and i think it's a complete song, but i'm still looking for improvement. Maybe in verse 2? I aimed specifically for a song that wasn't cliche in the least, and i think i was hit and miss. Anyway, here ya go

City Lights

[verse 1]
We seem a little concrete
All of life’s answers are found in textbooks
But why’d we make our streets,
So hard to walk on barefoot?

Can’t you see the birds?
And the worms under the earth they peck
They still find a way to sing
Without living paycheck to paycheck

[pre-chorus]
‘Cause I see you gripping, but your slipping
Your life is choking you to death
So just listen, and forget them
And slowly take three breaths

[Chorus]
‘Cause now is the time to take it back
To hot fires on autumn nights
With trees falling from the sky
Now is the time
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To live off the land once again
Feel the sun forced into our skin
Keep the dirt under our fingertips
Now is the time

[Verse 2]
I’ll take you out,
But remember to forget our maps
And we’ll head down,
This overgrown forgot about path

Let’s spend some time,
With stress left behind our backs
Imagine what we’ll find,
With our eyes clear of yesterday’s past

[pre-chorus]
But remember, we were meant for
More than corporate success
Cuz our true meaning, is the feeling
Of my heart beat against your chest

[Chorus]
‘Cause now is the time to take it back
To hot fires on autumn nights
With trees falling from the sky
Now is the time
---
To live off the land once again
Feel the sun forced into our skin
Keep the dirt under our fingertips
Now is the time

[not sure what to call it, the breakdown? Hook? Climax?]
These city lights
Pollute the sky, and lose the meaning of night
Our stars shine
Somewhere out there, but beyond what’s in sight
This cold air
Brings us near, and begs for us tonight
Don’t be scared
Just hold me here, and shut your eyes

[Chorus]
‘Cause now is the time to take it back
To hot fires on autumn nights
With trees falling from the sky
Now is the time
---
To live off the land once again
Feel the sun forced into our skin
Keep the dirt under our fingertips
Now is the time
Now is the time
Now is the time