Artificial Light

Ray Davies, released on single, © Davray Music Ltd. 1978

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Slow dancing in a disco,

Standing underneath the light show,

Illuminated by the artificial light.

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I disbelieved it at first sight,

I couldn't tell if she was black or white,

It didn't matter in the artificial light,

Artificial light.

Artificial light.

Artificial light.

Artificial light.

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First time I saw her she was easy to know,

She had nothing to hide, she put it all out to show.

She didn't cover up or try to conceal,

I knew the way that she felt 'cause her expression was real.

She didn't cover up the inside,

She showed it all on the outside,

Stark naked in the artificial light.

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Everybody gotta learn to relax,

To be yourself you have to put on an act.

Get together in the artificial light.

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And if I saw her in the light of day,

I wouldn't know what to say, I wouldn't know what had happened.

I only wanna know a world below,

Where we can be ourselves beneath an artificial glow.

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And if you're scared what your friend'll say,

And you're embarrassed by the light of day,

Get together in the artificial light.

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Everybody let yourself go,

Everybody to a floor show,

Get together in the artificial light.

Artificial light,

Artificial light,

Artificial light,

Artificial light.

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