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City of Blinding Lights - Day 184

7/13/08

City of Blinding Lights - Day 184

My dh and I went to see U2's Vertigo tour when they came to town. My daughter gave him the idea to purchase tickets for my birthday that year. He did offer to buy her a ticket but she declined. Later she regretted that decision.

I'm not sure why I'm thinking about this today but every time I hear City of Blinding Lights it takes me back to that concert. We were patiently waiting through the opening reggae band and FINALLY they were done! If you click play over on the right side bar you can get a better idea of what the opening of the concert was like. They came on the stage and the crowd just went wild. They began with this song....

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart day-glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
(Here the crowd on the floor started jumping up and down! - It was the coolest thing to see. You could just feel the music beat right through your body. Good Times!)

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time...time...time...time...time
Won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

Great song and a great concert. It also reminds me of the lights at night in Las Vegas or Time Square in New York. I'm so very thankful that I got to see this tour. I couldn't believe how many parents had taken their children to see this concert. What a fun tradition that would be.

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