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U2

City Of Blinding Lights

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“City of Blinding Lights” is a song by the rock band U2. It is the fifth track on their 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and was released as the album’s fourth single on 6 June 2005. The song was a top ten hit in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. The music video was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. The earliest incarnation of the song was developed during sessions for the band’s 1997 album Pop. The lyrics were partially inspired by lead singer Bono’s recollection of his first trip to London, and by the band’s experience of playing New York City in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Other lyrics refer to Bono’s relationship with his wife. The song’s underlying theme reflects lost innocence and was inspired by an image Bono... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh you look so beautiful tonight ... In the city of blinding lights ... And I miss you when you're not around

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