I wish I could have told you
All the times that I've regretted not reaching out to hold you Do you remember that movie we saw that one time
It was Charlie Chaplin's finest, and the piano played like fire

We climbed up late at night atop the Hollywoodland sign
Living in a silent film that California night
Can we leave our love behind amidst these troubled modern times
Or will you touch me here beneath the city lights

I wish the world could have seen us
Our smiles were bright as daylight but there was America between us
Maria, Maria, don't leave me
Don't let me die in this city all alone

We climbed up late at night atop the Hollywoodland sign Living in a silent film that California night
Can we leave our love behind amidst these troubled modern times
Or will you marry me beneath the city lights

Oh, I will never look back
Oh, if you never look down
As soon as the sunlight hits the sky I wanna see you And your eyes