"We Built This City" as written by Martin George Page, Bernie Taupin, Dennis Lambert and Peter F. Wolf....
[Chorus]
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

[Chorus]

Someone's always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

[Chorus]

It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street
Well if you got the toco, oh, then we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who writes the wrecking ball in two wild guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're just simple fools
Looking for America, coming through your schools

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on a gorgeous sunny Saturday, I've seen that low amount of traffic)

Don't you remember (remember)

(Here's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps)

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

[Chorus:Repeats x2]

(We built, we built this city) built this city (we built, we built this city)
(repeats out)


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"We Built This City" as written by Martin George Page, Bernie Taupin, Dennis Lambert, Peter F. Wolf

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentOK, guys -- a little hint. Marconi invented wireless radio. Marconi is being used as a personification of radio. Does that help?
    groupingon July 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey now..this is a great song! ok, the lyrics may not be the best, but hey can't beat the ...i dunno, i still like it though. And who comes on here to just say how much they hate the song.. so much anger..
    jellybrickon April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly the worst song lyrics ever. "Marconi plays the mamba" - what does THAT mean? Stooopid.
    butterfingersbeckon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, it's a Marconi person(from Maroco, if you never heard of the place) who plays the mamba which I guess is a musicial tool...
    Idanon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentErr, Marocani, even... It's one of the Arab nations...

    I might be all wrong, though... :)
    Idanon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, the country is called Morocco and its citizens are Moroccans. So that would be "Moroccan plays the Mamba". Guglielmo Marconi (born April 25, 1874, died July 20, 1937) was the Italian/British inventor of radio transmission. And there's a type of Cuban music called Mambo. A Mamba is a type of poisonous snake. Still doesn't make sense.
    butterfingersbeckon March 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Who writes the wrecking ball in two wild guitars"??? Shouldn't it be, 'Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars' ???
    TheLuckyChickenon March 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDunno... I alway thought it was either "...in two fast guitars", or possibly "...and who parks the cars?"

    Crap lyric whichever way.
    butterfingersbeckon March 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti rekon its about the growth of music radio (as opposed to boring talkback radio) and how it all began with rock and roll. "Who writes the wrecking ball in two wild guitars" - rock and roll dystroyed a lot of society's 'morals', 'values', and preconceptions of what "acceptable" music was. it was one of the biggest inspirations for the 1950-60's cultural revolution. so where we are today is all because of rock and roll, hence "we built this city on rock and roll"
    universalsolideron July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI HATE THIS SONG...stupid lyrics....stupid song...i dunno..i just don't like it...
    jakon July 29, 2002   Link

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