Cathie Ryan – The Lights Of San Francisco lyrics

The lights of San Francisco
Shone on the city floor
Joe worked on in the city
‘Til the dawn came around once more

He came from Galway
Came over recently
And Lucy from the USA
Smiled at his naiveté

In the rocky places of his heart
No one had ever seen
Lucy picking cockles
And Lucy planting seeds

Ohhh oh ohh ohh ohh

Came the marching bands of July
And their silver shadows flew
Ah, two by two, red and blue
Through the summer evening

He said, “All my troubles
Never wander very far
I like to hear music
But I like it on a blue guitar”

“And there is no end to the money
A guy wants to hold in his hand
The sky hung with airplanes
And no peace upon the land”

“And the folks on television
That lie with every breath
And insult you with visions
Of cheap life and cheaper death”

Ohhh oh ohh ohh ohh

“And there is no home for me now
But I’ll go on loving you
‘Til there is no more music
And the guitar is no longer blue”


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