"City of Love" as written by and Jon/rabin Anderson....
City of love City of love City of love

Once bitten twice shy
No
No regrets at all
Justice
Body smooth take over
Good girls they work the city
Good guys they spike you hard
How they jive ad jingle
When you're in their backyard

Street corner wonder lust
Beckoning the good guy
Take this get that
Have a good time

He young and tactile
He ready for anything that is
How they jive and jingle
They've read the book that gives

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

Supervise this good treatment
Alternative line by line
So the street guys so observant
Take him for a ride
Have a good time
Like a legend the man he sharp
His woman gladly watching
As he strides out of the dark
Better be quick get away

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

Solo

Good timing has its good price
One trick and you're stuck with the dice
How they jive and jingle
When you're their sacrifice

Fast as lightning
Go
Go get high
He's looking good
Once bitten twice shy
No woman no cry
No woman don't cry

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come

We'll be waiting for the night
We'll be waiting for the night to come


Lyrics submitted by KirstenDanielle

"City of Love" as written by Jon Anderson Trevor Rabin

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    General CommentSadly, this seems to be all about prostitution in the big city, with such lovely imagery as, "Good girls they work they city, Good guys they spike you hard", and "Good timing has it's good price, One trick and you're stuck with the dice". I'm not sure why they put this at the end of 90125, but perhaps it reflected Trevor Rabin's growing up in South Africa.
    Anyway, the music in this one is enough to pull through all that hedonistic immorality, in my humble opinion.
    ~1lb. of Obscure~on March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey 1lb, you're from a Rush song. Anyway, this song has a cool, non-Yes type beat and has 80's written all over it, and me likey.
    Flyersfanon May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the way this song eschews grammar, apparently to create a sort of sound-sculpture that appears to still convey some kind of real meaning.

    When someone tries to claim that you can't have real poetry that doesn't rhyme (and I will agree with them that it must have more aesthetic value than prose), this is the first example I think of. It's beautiful, but there's little or no attempt to rhyme.
    kazvorpalon May 01, 2010   Link

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