Jack Howard – City Lights

Versions

Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio [1]  3:44 Jack Howard Shadowlands album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] 4:05 Jack Howard The Passing Parade EP. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [3] 3:08 Jack Howard The Inverloch Tapes album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [4] 4:28 Jack’s Internet site during 2010. Not available on released albums/singles/videos. N/A
Live 3:21 Jack Howard The Story So Far video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form. N/A

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack’s comments from Bandcamp:

Inspired by the view from my sister’s place, across the old trestle bridge and Essendon Airport to the Melbourne cityscape. It’s very close to where we grew up in Oak Park and it conjured up all sorts of memories of my youth.

 

Lyrics

Man, look at those city lights
Far above the trestle bridge
And the foggy form of Eureka
Are we feeling lucky tonight?
The planes land silently

And the ghosts of ANA boys
The dirt bikes rust down the creek below
Where in the hell does that train line lead anyway?

Down there, first kisses
And jokes I never understood
Down there, small moments of glory
Etched like a turning point in the epic novel of my life
The novel of my life

The distinctive beauty
And the unforgettable sound
Of an HD Holden going past
Ah, sweet memory, blast me from my sleep
Let it not be decided, not here not now
Let it not be decided, not here not now