Bright Lights Bigger City
Cee-Lo Lyrics


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I been livin for the weekend
But no not anymore
'Cause here comes that familiar feelin'
That Friday's famous for
Yeah I'm lookin' for some action
And it's out there somewhere
You can feel the electricity
All in the evening air
And it may just be more of the same
But sometimes you wanna go where everyone knows your name
So I guess I'll have to wait and see
But I'm just gonna let something brand new happen to me

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight

Now Friday's cool
But there's somethin' about Saturday night
You can't say what you won't do
'Cause you know that you just might
I'm alive this evening
It was love at first sight
This Saturday
And every Saturday for the rest of my life
And everyone's standin' in line
Yeah lookin' good and lookin' for a real good time
So I'll never have to wonder if
I'll have someone to share all of this with

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight

Yes I need it
Everybody does
Cocktails and conversation
Music and making love

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight
Bright lights, bright lights, bright lights




And the big city
It belongs to us tonight

Overall Meaning

The usage of the phrase 'here comes that familiar feeling' in the first verse of Cee-Lo Green (feat. Wiz Khalifa)'s song Bright Lights Bigger City talks about the excitement and anticipation of Friday night when people seek for adventure and fun after working hard throughout the week. The second verse shifts to Saturday night where the persona finds true love, and the rest of the lines illustrate how wonderful the feeling is to find someone to share the exciting adventures that come with city life. The chorus reassures listeners that it's alright to enjoy life, including the feeling of drinking and partying, and that everyone deserves the city's bright lights at their disposal.


Line by Line Meaning

I been livin for the weekend
I've been living life only for the weekends


But no not anymore
But that's not the case anymore


'Cause here comes that familiar feelin'
Here comes that familiar feeling again


That Friday's famous for
That feeling that Friday is famous for


Yeah I'm lookin' for some action
I'm looking for some excitement


And it's out there somewhere
And I know it's out there somewhere


You can feel the electricity
You can feel the excitement in the air


All in the evening air
All around us in the evening


And it may just be more of the same
And it may just be the usual stuff


But sometimes you wanna go where everyone knows your name
But sometimes you just want to be somewhere where everyone knows who you are


So I guess I'll have to wait and see
So I'll have to wait and see what tonight holds


But I'm just gonna let something brand new happen to me
But I'm open to experiencing something new tonight


And it's alright
And that's alright


It's alright
It's alright


It's alright
It's alright


It's alright
It's alright


It's alright
It's alright


It's alright
It's alright


Bright lights and the big city
The bright lights and the big city


It belongs to us tonight
It belongs to us tonight


Now Friday's cool
Fridays are cool


But there's somethin' about Saturday night
But there's just something about Saturday nights


You can't say what you won't do
You can't predict what you won't do


'Cause you know that you just might
Because deep down, you know you might end up doing it


I'm alive this evening
I'm feeling alive tonight


It was love at first sight
It felt like love at first sight


This Saturday
This Saturday night


And every Saturday for the rest of my life
And every Saturday for the rest of my life, I'll feel this way


And everyone's standin' in line
And everyone is waiting in line


Yeah lookin' good and lookin' for a real good time
Looking good and ready to have a great time


So I'll never have to wonder if
So I'll never have to ask myself if...


I'll have someone to share all of this with
I'll have someone to share all of this excitement with


Yes I need it
Yes, I need it


Everybody does
Everyone needs it


Cocktails and conversation
Drinks and good conversation


Music and making love
Music and romantic moments


Bright lights, bright lights, bright lights
The bright lights shining everywhere




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ANTHONY RHICHARDO REYES, ANTHONY RICARDO REYES, BENJAMIN HEYWARD ALLEN III, BENJAMIN HEYWARD III ALLEN, THOMAS DECARLO CALLAWAY

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@kriticalsergi

I been livin for the weekend
But no not anymore
'Cause here comes that familiar feelin'
That Friday's famous for
Yeah I'm lookin' for some action
And it's out there somewhere
You can feel the electricity
All in the evening air
And it may just be more of the same
But sometimes you wanna go where everyone knows your name
So I guess I'll have to wait and see
But I'm just gonna let something brand new happen to me

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight

Now Friday's cool
But there's somethin' about Saturday night
You can't say what you won't do
'Cause you know that you just might
I'm alive this evening
It was love at first sight
This Saturday
And every Saturday for the rest of my life
And everyone's standin' in line
Yeah lookin' good and lookin' for a real good time
So I'll never have to wonder if
I'll have someone to share all of this with

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight

Yes I need it
Everybody does
Cocktails and conversation
Music and making love

And it's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
Bright lights and the big city
It belongs to us tonight
Bright lights, bright lights, bright lights
And the big city
It belongs to us tonight



All comments from YouTube:

@kennyoconnor6564

Always thought this song should have been a massive hit.

@korbennelentari

It wasn't? Thought it was one. Also I think him saying having swx with an unconscious girl was okay or something. He fell off the map after that

@iolanaFaasisila

Period

@Juice_Lover123

It had all the makings of one and it's a lot more sonically interesting than his actual hits.

The Billie Jean-esque bass with the Jump-inspired synth and the swirling violins from a Bond theme wrapped up in disco blanket... man, this song has it all.

@JoaoSilva22222

@@korbennelentari Really? Jesus....

@MrPhotosh00ter

Always been a massive hit for me

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@patrickb3032

This is one of those songs that you can just keep on playing it over and over and it never gets old.

@spreadthelove77

Patrick Bohn Too right, mate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€

@willdixon9525

Heck Yeah!! I play this EVERYDAY at work!!! 4reels!!

@petervandenoutenaar6250

Justin timberlake , take back the night too

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