City Lights

by The Taoist Cowboys

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Recorded by Kevin Crothers. Mixed and mastered by Bryan Lay.
Bob McCluskey - Vocals, Guitar.
Scott Carpenter - Guitar.
Brad Deaton - Bass.
Jeff Bills - Drums.


City Lights. Shoeshine Bright.
Covering up the Stars in the sky.
City Lights. Sure look nice.
Too bad about the stars in the sky.

I'll say it once I'll say it again.
You're the kind of person's got too many friends.
Don't you think you're wearing yourself a little thin.
Well maybe not but my nerves are.
Thanks to him and him and him.

City Lights. Shoeshine Bright.
I'm gonna go there. See what I can find.
I might not be another star, way up in you're sky.
But I can be a little sparkle in a lonely girl's eye.

You say, you say 'you wanna be free'.
But what do you want me to be.
You say, you say 'you wanna be free'.
But what do you want that to be.
You say, you say 'you wanna be free'.


released July 9, 2015




The Taoist Cowboys Knoxville, Tennessee

The Taoist Cowboys were a garage band based in the heart of Fort Sanders in Knoxville, TN circa 1988-1992. Bob McCluskey was the principle songwriter and played guitar. Fellow guitarist Scott Carpenter also wrote songs as did bassist Brad Deaton. Jeff Bills played drums. ... more

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