Strung Out - City Lights Lyrics




We're alive in the modern world so far out of reach
Desperate souls in this electric sea
Well city lights won't guide my way and I'm running out of time
There's wreckage all around me in every passing car and freeway sign
It's a tale about the end of the world,
Encrypted in the heart of us all
We are the dark we are the light
We are the voice you hear at night
We are the architects of void
Inmates here are running the asylum all the time
The kingdom has been poisoned but nobody here can see the signs
I don't wanna hear I don't wanna say
I don't wanna know I don't wanna pray
I don't wanna be the one to let you down, let you down
I don't wanna be the one to take it all away
We are the dark we are the light
We are the voice you hear at night
We are the architects of void
We write the wrongs we build the bombs,
We put the heavens in the sky
We are the keepers of the unknown
Don't wanna hear, don't wanna say,
Don't wanna know, don't wanna pray,
Don't wanna let you down
Here where we hide
From City Lights!





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  1. ThePhantomGamer

    mx vs atv supercross encore

  2. jameson horton

    After watching this video for 7 years I just realized the mic he is using replicates a safety light on a construction site. I get it now.....city lights = Clever.

  3. Russell Segui

    One week away...portland fucking Oregon...can't fucking wait

  4. GREATEST CHEATS OF ALL TIME

    I LOVE STRUNG OUT

  5. JakeNoBrake 78

    I have been looking for this song foreverrrrr!!!

  6. alfinete 123

    Mais algum brasileiro nessa porra

  7. リータイロン

    カッコ良すぎる。。
    To close to see に次ぐ名曲。

  8. PCGuruRob

    We're alive in the modern world so far out of reach
    Desperate souls in this electric sea
    Well city lights won't guide my way and I'm running out of time
    There's wreckage all around me in every passing car and freeway sign
    It's a tale about the end of the world,
    Encrypted in the heart of us all
    We are the dark we are the light
    We are the voice you hear at night
    We are the architects of void
    Inmates here are running the asylum all the time
    The kingdom has been poisoned but nobody here can see the signs
    I don't wanna hear I don't wanna say
    I don't wanna know I don't wanna pray
    I don't wanna be the one to let you down, let you down
    I don't wanna be the one to take it all away
    We are the dark we are the light
    We are the voice you hear at night
    We are the architects of void
    We write the wrongs we build the bombs,
    We put the heavens in the sky
    We are the keepers of the unknown
    Don't wanna hear, don't wanna say,
    Don't wanna know, don't wanna pray,
    Don't wanna let you down
    Here where we hide
    From City Lights!

  9. Mad Hat32

    This is not Punk it's way too fucking happy and upbeat. I would rather set myself on fire than listen to this anymore

  10. madddragon x

    I bumped into a hooker like that once.....her name is Peaches

  11. John Whiteman

    Get the chills on this song

  12. George Siriani

    que sonzeiraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  13. ヒロト

    It was time for high school students to listen to this band for the first time.

    I am a 40 year old but my feelings like this band has not changed much.

    I am always looking forward to the tour to Japan.

  14. Cloud

    2018 and still kicks fucking ass. Strung Out for life

  15. Hijos de Gaia

    City Lights October 2018

  16. Jim Jones

    Jock Rock - Absolutely Horrible!!

  17. Ryan Hannivan

    Okay I hate to point this out as I absolutely love this band but....isn't the chorus pretty much the same from their song "Andy warhol"?

  18. Doug Last

    If having to choose, I’d pick being blind rather than deaf. And I do believe that’s as good a compliment as a band can receive.

  19. Rich Gerow

    I discovered these guys completely by accident when I was searching for a song titled "Your Biggest Mistake." I screwed up the search, and the first suggestion to come up was "Your Worst Mistake" by Strung Out. I decided, "Fuck it; might as well give it a shot." I've been hooked on these dudes ever since. It actually might have turned out to be my best mistake. Strung Out kicks ass!

  20. Met Vee

    City lights in January 18

  21. 831Bikelife

    Mx vs atv supercross encore anyone ?

    MSGTsniper Guy

    Twisted Throttle me

  22. L4zzet

    THPS 2 Reloaded - School 3

  23. Marvin Mobley

    for you punk professionals on here ,yes this is poppy compared to agents or blackhawks,but strung out started with this kinda sound .i think they were going back to there roots on this effort. and even when they are poppy it has fucking balls .dont ever compare these dudes to new found glory .this band has been around since the early 90s so fuck off

  24. RIX REUS

    vienen a mexico este 27 de mayo 🎶 :)

  25. Joey Woodpieces

    I just fuckin' love the way they play!

  26. Chisel Chin

    the dark you are the l9ight

  27. Chisel Chin

    THE KEEPERS OF THE ART

  28. Stoney McNoob

    Makes me wanna watch 'Grease". Sooooo,..yea. .i..FTW..i.

  29. The Part Timer 1

    You guys are set in stone for me

  30. SuperChriiis

    This may be the best song ever.

  31. Alan Sánchez

    ¿Algún latino con mismos gustos?

  32. hidden

    this band is so cool. I wanted to know about this band earlier.

  33. Glen Parey

    a message for the elite lame bye we love our music:)

  34. Glen Parey

    4000 thouand strong punxrockers:)

  35. Glen Parey

    fuck ye,s clowd nine tune:)

  36. wahyudi adi

    i love this band😀😊

  37. MOUTHFULLMUSIC

    I didn't really like the vibe at the beginning of the video but thankfully I watched the whole vid, it's actually a pretty cool song.

  38. telenofunken

    A Message for all the punk elitist:

    Nobody gives a shit about your opinion.

    End of message.

    Rorry Templeton

    nor we yours

    AcidropOsy

    telenofunken I for one, agree about your opinion. Strung Out is fire

    Jim Duccilli

    telenofunken: I have noticed that the so-called "punk elitists" seem to base their opinion on whether or not the group can SING. Unless it's screaming, they don't consider it "true punk" Me? I'd rather listen to good vocals, let them diagnose it however they want. I don't give a shit either.

    Psycho Flicks Productions

    I agree. If the vocalist sounds even a little bit well produced then it is automatically "gay boyband vocals". They do this shit with bands like Blink-182 or New Found Glory. The music is the same but because it doesn't sound like they're gurgling razor blades it's not good enough.

  39. Patrick Brachner

    fuzi im bam 😃😃😃😃

  40. Mxzombie1

    The guy in the hat is he in the band?

    Chase VanChassey

    That's Jason Cruz, the singer. The clown is Chris Aiken the bassist.

    Mxzombie1

    Chase VanChassey cheers man, it's just when they show him singing he has short hair and when he wears the hat he has longish hair and sideburns....mindfucked tbh

  41. yesfrat b knowin

    long live punk rock fuck everything else I say

  42. Rodolfo Sanabria

    I like you so much guys!! good job

  43. Valkyrie743

    i get a "all" vibe from that guitar riff in the start

    John Poulos

    I thought that too- the riffs make ALL unique

  44. RedHannya

    It Took me so damn long to figure out the name of this band / song!!!! because it doesn't tell you anywhere in MX VS Atv SUPERCROSS.... So trying find the music from the game soundtrack is annoying ...... This is a Catchy song !!!!!

  45. ChineseCheeseSqueeze

    oh, that drummer doe. UNF.

  46. Phillies Bob

    Probably my favorite Strung Out tune.

  47. Péter Kóbor

    Can't really express how much I love this song...:)

  48. michael smith

    RideDirtBikesFAAAAAAAST

  49. OldSchoolAddict

    The clown should've been Fat Mike as Cokie

    Jason G

    +OldSchoolAddict As mentioned before, the clown is played by Chris, the bass player. Chris struggled with addiction and is now sober, so the clown being a drunken mess really means more than what it does at first glance.

    robertgraddage

    +Jason G yeah this vid is quite poignant knowing what Chris was going through.

    OldSchoolAddict

    @Jason G I understand the metaphor being portrayed here. It really did suck what Chris had gone through, it makes sense with the container of Coors beer. I wonder what the other people in the video are representing (mother with the baby at the bus stop, the prostitute, etc.)

    Jason G

    I'm fairly certain the little girl in the video is Jason's daughter. I know his wife is also in the video somewhere.

    fknfrank

    watch the video for "Seventeener" by Lawrence Arms... the clown will make sense.

  50. Josh McGorty

    Anyone here from mx vs atv's supercross

    Cole Kennedy

    Yeah!!!!! haah

    Red Reject

    Josh McGorty Hell yes!

  51. Mohd Raji

    the clean house serie bought me here

  52. Camilo Gonzalez Martel

    One of the greatest melodic Hardcore band ever
    Strung out , no use for a name , lagwagon, bad religión , death by stereo , best bands ever of this genre

    Stephen Dre

    Camilo Gonzalez Martel melodic fast passed punk/metal is probably a better description but we all know SO doesn’t really fit into any genre. They are golden shining gods on albums. The new drummer has really helped their live shows again too. I’m more excited about the future of Strung Out then I was 10 years ago. New album should be raw fire. Cheers

  53. NDRS G

    would be awesome if the do a touring with Pennywise and Ignite.. O.o

  54. Firehook

    Yeah...those Strung Out guys are pretty good at their instruments...I guess...;)

  55. Alexandra James

    Just watched clean house and decided to look strung out here. Not bad.. Not bad at all. Drummer really is great.

    Pussywhistle

    @Alexandra James He's one of the best punk drummers out there. Humble as fuck too.

    GO2980

    What exactly does humble as fuck mean?

    EmilyinSD

    means he's cool as shit and doesn't have a big head over how awesome of a drummer he is, even though he's no longer the drummer of strung out :(

  56. Dog Mayor

    These guys lost their skate punk sound the day jim cherry was kicked outa the band. It was clear they wanted to go in a different direction. Twisted by design was a decent album but it was far from what made strung out popular in the first place. Meanwhile cherry starts zero down in 2001 and they drop their only album which was a throwback to 90s skate punk. Honestly zero down couldve even been better than strung out. Too bad cherry died in '02. Strung outs had this wierd alternative, metal sound since then it kinda sucks...

    23D1998

    +Jeff R lol get a clue buddy

    Jeff R

    @23D1998​ suck it Trebek. It's true ;)

    23D1998

    @Jeff R Not it's not. You literally have no idea what you're talking about

    Jeff R

    @23D1998 says some dummy on the internet. Alright bud whatever you say. Go ahead and Listen to Analog, Velvet Alley, King Alvarez et al and tell me there's not underpinnings of what became "emo" from the likes of Samiam etc. You may think you know it all, but you don't.

    AcidropOsy

    +Dog Mayor When it comes to skate punk, Strung Out was never the top tier. The sound they've developed over the years is their own and it's better than being run of the mill "fast punk" type shit.

  57. adamlikegrip

    Take your punk police opinions and piss off - nobody cares.

    Dog Mayor

    Im sorry but this shit is poppy as fuck. Its like something you'd hear from new found glory. Obviously people are guna hate. Seriously listen to their old stuff and listen to this. Its not that good its like one notch above mediocre.

    Deevonee

    @Dog Mayor totally agree. shame on them.

    Ted Bundy

    @***** Don't forget More than Words or Lost Motel!!! :) Strung Out is more than music! <3

    Psycho Flicks Productions

    You must of missed the part where he said "Piss off".

    Sigfried Bigcheese Van MemeLord II

    I agree this is poppy and sounds like New Found Glory, but it's still an amazing song. Pop-punk isn't automatically bad, guys.

  58. Kenza

    wow nice band!!!

  59. Astral Frost

    Wicked song! I found it in MX vs ATV Supercross! I also found Crossfade and Coheed & Cambria that way. <3

  60. helloonewman

    you cant get that drunk on coors light

  61. Andrew Shirley

    One of the best bands to have ever graced the earth, let alone Fat Wreck. 

    Shawn Crawford

    i agree with you i saw them live and they were amazing

    William Hryb

    The best

  62. Sam Olsen

    Chris is the best sad clown ever!

  63. Shane Vargas

    Punk to me is to be the way you want to be! These guys are more original than most bands out there! Most people think you have to have a punk uniform to be punk!! Just be yourself!

    Ami Muhammad

    That's true! Punk is not what you wear..

    Dennis Leavitt

    Punk is an attitude! It’s ALL ABOUT being yourself and giving a middle finger to those who don’t agree!!!!

    Jolleygoodfellow First

    Top 5 band.
    1. Snuff/Guns n Wankers
    2. Lagwagon
    3. Millencolin
    4. Strung Out
    5. ALL/Descendants
    6. 20 bands tied for no.6
    Swinging Utters
    Good Riddance
    No Use For a Name
    MXPX
    NOFX
    Propagandhi
    Blink 182
    Green Day

    notyoursavior78

    Yeah pretty much, I want to pass out about now but I was listening to Bad Religion and New Found Glory in 2000 plus T.S.O.L is essentially one of the best punk bands ever (the original T.S.O.L I think it is pretty punk I guess to have to fight to get your name back is too, but yeah).Plus T.S.O.L made their own clothes for some reason. Really gotta look them up. I don't follow trends, I don't dress a certain way. Like I said I want to just pass out now, but yeah punk is a thing from your heart and while a little bit of a look can help it's like how emo got ruined because people felt like they needed a style and look to market it and sell to mall people. My punk look is essentially just a backwards hat and jumping around a lot.

    Craig Bresett

    @Jolleygoodfellow First sad

  64. Connor Johnson

    THAT GUITAR RIFFFF OMG

  65. Lord Selvmord

    Hey wait..they use to be good no?

  66. jackson12016

    This is Punk?

    Justo Matic

    yeah it is. What's funny is you're questioning Stung Out as punk. Seriously, you don't know who Strung Out is? If you haven't heard of Stung Out then you don't know about the punk scene, hence why you are asking if this is punk in the first place. That's like saying is NOFX punk? yeah I think so!

    jackson12016

    yeah i wrote this a while ago, idk what i was talking about lol

    jackson12016

    Oh wait, i was talking about the video rather than the music

  67. Uluç Yalçinkaya

    this is shit. punk rock is not

  68. notionless

    I wish at the end of the video the bus got somewhere

  69. Caleb Brittain

    Top five favorite bands of all time i've seen them so many times but I was lucky enough to hang out and meet them all too.  They are the coolest laid back and most  under rated musically talented band that is out there.  Love you guys don't ever stop!

  70. bondemout. xA

    Una canzone così bella solo 150.883 visualizzazioni................è un oltraggio.

  71. Simon Ramone

    people care for wrung things 

  72. Jarred Arnold

    I always look to see if some smart mouthed little shit tries bashing Strung Out. I haven't found much. I guess Strung Out is just that DAMN good. LOL

    Jean Jean

    @***** According to your two hateful comments, it seems you don't know much about that band.

    mike price

    @***** I'm sorry but what's not punk about staying underground for 25 years, still going strong but staying true to themselves and not selling out to break into the mainstream whenever they got the opportunity like so many bands do, listen to their earlier stuff like suburban teenage wasteland and twisted by design then try telling me strung out aren't punk.

    Jarred Arnold

    @mike price See, now that's what I'm talking about. THANK YOU. lol. "Everyday" on The Element of Sonic Defiance is my current favorite song. Strung Out has never really had a "bad" song, but they've certainly been all over the map in terms of style. 

  73. Angelo

    How does this only have 100, 000 views?!

    Jarred Arnold

    Nearly 150,000 now. Doesn't do the band justice but 44,000 views in four days ain't bad. lol

  74. Thiago Figueredo

    I don't understand how Strung Out's can always make perfect songs

    Dan Flewelling

    Exactly.... there's not even one song by them I dislike. Everything is top notch!

    Jarred Arnold

    How do you feel about the REMIX's done for their Top Contenders compilation album? Most of the tracks sound really different. I can't get in to most of them, I just like the originals too much.

    Meek Madas

    They Are Genius !!!!

    Simon Charpentier

    I ve been asking myself the same question since the 1st time I heared them in 96. Cheers!!

    Valerie Summers

    They are talented. Dumbass.

  75. seanB81

    The street preacher is played by London May, drummer of the legendary punk band Samhain

  76. Joel Kaneko

    Hard working BEST BAND!

  77. Ramon Jesse Figueroa

    fuck yeah 

  78. Ted Bundy

    The heroes of my time! <3

  79. Punker Ray

    Yeah, Strung Out really kick ass!!!

  80. Scott Carter

    These guys have been churning out great music for over 15 years. Cool band, cool guys, Viva Strung Out!

  81. Dark Angel

    Awesome

  82. Dusky Rhodes

    Wish I could press 'like' another 34 times. These guys are the soundtrack to my life.

  83. Txomin Vega

    Amazing band, so good.

  84. Glenn Shaw

    Awesome f**king song!!

  85. A Lopez

    SO stoked to see these guys in 2 weeks!!

  86. Pureception

    MTV plays music?!?!

  87. Heyooooo007

    Man **** this advertisements

  88. DCsegaDH

    I love this song, it never gets old. I love Strung Out, the old stuff rules, but the new stuff is also very awesome as well.

  89. Chris

    hey riker how are things on the USS titan? run into any borg lately? give the enterprise a jump start?

  90. DIYTechnician

    This is good!!

  91. Jonathan Michael

    Thank you for posting this, Fat Wreck Chords.

  92. sackd18w

    What is this MTV of which you speak?

  93. Steven Simpson

    And there is nothing wrong with that (x