The experience and events of hanging out in Paris on Bastille Day are the subject of Steven Thorn's recently-released, new single, City of Lights. Steven has a few songs written about Paris, and this is one of my favorites. The collaboration between producer Colton Jean and Steven resulted in an incredible, ambient soundscape that captures the mood and emotions of Thorn's lyrics. If you like Coldplay-esque guitar riffs and the melodies of James Blunt, give Thorn's City of Lights a listen below.

“City of Lights”
By Steven Thorn © 2013

Disco ball hangs from the tower
Climb to the top at night
We could stay up here forever
In the City of Lights

The kids were loud and it was late
They were singing songs I knew
So we sang all the way home
We stayed close and played it cool

At the bridge over the Seine
And cathedral of Our Mother
Hang a lock and lose the key
So our love is safe forever

Certainty is mine no more
Seeking the Lost Generation
Broken spirit, I am poor
Waiting for a revelation

Says the mother in the street,
“I need money for my child
Can you spare a coin for me?
God bless you"

At the bridge over the Seine
And cathedral of Our Mother
Hang a lock and lose the key
So our love is safe forever

Eyes are closed inside the church
As we pray a silent prayer
She is sitting next to me
And our hands are twined together

At the bridge over the Seine
By the Notre Dame at night
I walk with my mademoiselle
In the City of Lights

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