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I first came up with the lyrics to this song a good few years ago, in response to my beloved Seán saying, correctly, that he could come up with lyrics about anything. He once came up with a song about street lights, and shortly after, I wrote these lyrics, and a completely different melody, to respond to him. This version sounds considerably more like a gospel song towards the end.

I'd performed a truncated version at Soundskills once for an open mic, the video of which is on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/a6xb578HV1M?t=6m57s

I felt I couldn't perform the whole song on solo piano and vocals. But here we are, this is the song in its full glory, as I intended it to be.

Special thanks to ForgottenDawn and MetalRenard for guiding me with the mixing.

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LYRICS:

Street lights that glow all around me,
let your light guide me on my way home.
Great lights that shine through the night sky,
make a safe path for me to roam.

Street lights, shine brightly and show me the way,
shield me from worry and fear of the dark!
Through rain and through clear skies I'll go with a smile,
'cause I no longer feel alone.

Street lights, don't you blink out on me;
it's a lonely and wearisome night.
Crushed by the suffering around me,
you know I just want to slip out of sight.

Street lights, keep piercing the darkness around me,
fill me with what little hope you can give!
Through rain and through clear skies my heart will keep singing,
'cause I no longer feel alone.

O light…!

[Street lights, now shield me from whatever harm
might befall me tonight, which lurks out of sight,
and protect me from my fears as I make the long journey home.]

Street lights that glow all around me,
let your light guide me on my way home.
Great lights that shine through the night sky,
make a safe path for me to roam.

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MEEP

Omg, what beautiful vocals!! Is that you? Beautiful song!

Troisnyx responds:

Yes, the vocals are mine. Glad you enjoyed it, thank you! 💖

The melody here was absolutely beautiful and entrancing. At about 1:32 or so I felt there was a slight bit too much reverb added. And in my opinion, the choir segment was a little too muddled to understand some of the lyric.

That said, this was an absolute treat to listen to. Thank you for creating it.

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you for listening, and for your forthcoming, honest review -- I truly appreciate it! <3

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Troisnyx
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IrishChieftain
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Uploaded
Aug 31, 2018
7:00 PM EDT
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Jazz
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5.1 MB
4 min 25 sec
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.