Under the City Lights

Under the City Lights

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A unique style of production of ambient alternative rock sounds. The name Under the City Lights as well as an original concept and image attempt to capture a sense of stillness and peace amidst the fast pace city life. Enforced by its music that captures feelings of joy and sadness.

Biography

The Toronto based group Under the City Lights was formed in the summer of 2005 as a side project of three friends Alistair Fernandes, Barry Felipe and Raymond Gerardo. After playing under numerous band names the trio decided to form their own band and write their own original music. After high school, Barry and Alistair attended recording arts school Harris Institute taking production and sound engineering to further develop their skills as musicians. Upon completion of their program at Harris Institute, Alistair and Barry wanted to establish a unique style of production creating the ambient alternative rock sounds of the band. They developed the name Under the City Lights as well as an original concept and image attempting to capture a sense of stillness and peace amidst the fast pace city life. The concept of the band is further enforced through the bands music drawing in powerful emotions of both joyful moments and sad moments of life and relationships. Band members have onstage experience under various band names including Caught in Action and Herosize. The first stage performances began at talent shows during high school and continued onto larger shows including Opera House and Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Some influences include John Mayer, Maroon 5 and Angels and Airwaves.

Lyrics

Take a Picture

Written By: Under the City Lights

I remember every moment with you
From the first hello to the last goodbye
I saw you standing there, all alone
It was the first time.
t was the first time I laid eyes on you

Brilliant oranges burst through the skyJust to disappear in the dark of night
I remember holding your hand, sitting in the sand
Waiting for the stars to appear.
Waiting for the stars to appear.
Take a picture
Yes it lasts longer
But the memories will never fade
Away like the colorsDetails and numbers
The pictures of, me and you.

I remember every moment with you
From the first hello to the last goodbye.
It was a long drive home that night
You were fast asleep on the passenger side
Brilliant oranges burst through the sky
Just to disappear in the dark of night
I remember holding your hand, sitting in the sand
Waiting for the stars to appear.
Waiting for the stars to appear.

Take a picture
Yes it lasts longer
But the memories will
Never fade
Away like the colors
Details and numbers
The pictures of, me and you.

Take a picture Yes it lasts longer
But the memories will
Never fade
Away like the colors
Details and numbers
The pictures of, me and you.

On the Road

Written By: Under the City Lights

time passes by
seconds at a time
thoughts never end
replayed in my head
are the moments of us
now broken apart
where did we go
where did it start

im better off
to have love and lost
than not have loved at all
now we leave it all
behind in the past
left all we had
it's history history
it's history history

on the road of our lives
you went left and i went right
maybe someday we'll meet again
smile and laugh like friends
on the road of our lives

one last time
i look at our life
together you and i
and all i can do
is look at you
and smile at you
smile at you

as i look behind
flashes of light
blind my eyes
distort my mind
all the times
laughs and cries
truth and lies
memories memories

Summer Song

Written By: Under the City Lights

midnight rides
cool sommer nights
a breeze blows gently
in the air
right through your hair
a midst the summer sky
a midst the summer sky

city lights
they burn so bright
the heavens watches quietly
as we stare
into its eyes
reflection in our eyes
reflection in our eyes

If i could
go back in time
I'd go back to that july
when all seemed
to fit just right
i wouldn't change a single night

sometimes i
dream of a time
that everythings exactly
how it was
that cool summers night
replay it all in my mind
replay it all in my mind

Sweet Unforgetable Memories Make Everything Right
Sweet Unforgetable Memories Make Everything Right
Sweet Unforgetable Memories Make Everything Right
Sweet Unforgetable Memories Make Everything Right

Heaven

Written By: Under the City Lights


You remind me of the deep blue sea
the ocean's uncertainties
you washed away my heart
you washed away my heart
you're always here through highs and lows
you bring up me up to a float
when I am sinking fast
when I am sinking fast

You represent all thats good
In a world that's missed understood
The meaning of true love
You showed me light in a world of grey
You give me hope for another day
Your my angel without wings
The sun doesn't shine as bright
The moon just cries at night
And heaven must be, the heavens must be missing you

You seem to know just what to say
Got me through lifes silly games
Your my shield from the storm, my shield from the storm
You remind me to stay strong, your love keeps me going on
Your a gift from above, your my gift from above

You represent all thats good
In a world that's missed understood
The meaning of true love
You showed me light in a world of grey
You give me hope for another day
Your my angel without wings
The sun doesnt shine as bright
The moon just cries at night
And heaven must be, the heavens must be missing you

Your wings are gone but there's an angel in you
Your wings are gone but there's an angel in you

The sun doesn't shine as bright
The moon just cries at night
And heaven must be, the heavens must be missing you

Set List

Take a Picture
Summer Song
On the Road