"Invisible City" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Lookin' back at the crash site
I don't see me by the roadside
Well this heart is on wheels tonight
Straight through the ghettos and without lights
Now every heart has a blind side
Where it learns how to improvise
Well this place is a whorehouse tonight
Cheaper lovers make expensive wives

But all of these horses
That you chase around
In the end they are the ones
That always bring you down
This invisible city
Where no one sees nothing
We're touching faces in the dark
Feelin' pretty is so hard

Now all of these voices
And all of these noises
With all their illusions of choices
They've come to my door
With one dozen roses
The imitation of good faith
Is how you stumble upon hate
It may have been the first of mistakes
When we held on too loosely
Then opened the gates

But all of these horses
That you chase around
In the end they are the ones
That always bring you down
This invisible city
Where no one sees nothing
We're touching faces in the dark
Feelin' pretty is so hard

Now I try not to tell lies
But there's pressures from inside
So I've learned how to compromise
Good people for alibis

But all of these horses
That you chase around
In the end they are the ones
That always bring you down
This invisible city
Where no one sees nothing
We're touching faces in the dark
Feelin' pretty is so hard


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"Invisible City" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentI'm not EXACTLY clear on the meaning... but this is one of the songs that I listen to when I've been hurt by a guy
    stonetemplechickon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being disillusioned in life and running around and around only to find out that you're just chasing yourself. BTW- Note the line, "all these horses that you chase around..." In the song, Feels Like Summer Again, it says, "I buried my horse in a shallow grave, then I said a few things. I had champagne. That beast gave me everything that nobody gave." So, in the end, the speaker learns to come to terms with his problems and find true meaning in life.
    TheSneakyWaffleon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about relationships maybe someone that wont love him. "But all of these horses That you chase around In the end they are the ones That always bring you down" this just makes me think of a girl that keeps going with jerks and here is a that knows he is perfect for her. The song in gerenal kinda talks about this but thats just me
    chunkymonkey102on April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"This invisible city
    Where no one sees nothing
    We're touching faces in the dark
    Feelin' pretty is so hard"
    We don't know anything about anyone at all. We're blind, we see nothing, and the only way we can learn about each other is by grasping blindly.
    "Well this place is a whorehouse tonight
    Cheaper lovers make expensive wives
    But all of these horses..."
    If these horses are guys, and cheaper lovers are girls, then they're playing the same role. And there are so many of both, it's like a whorehouse.
    I see a lot of parallels like this in "One Headlight"
    fnuggeton November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the first verse is about a guy's experience with the women that he's met. every time another relationship fails he goes into a trance where he ignores the world around him to move on. and when he looks at the girls around him he can only imagine that putting time into a relationship with them could only yield the same result. But i think the lyrics leave it pretty open so that both men and women can relate to it like "They've come to my door, With one dozen roses...etc" means that people put on a pretty face and once you crack that mask you always find an ugly person under it that you end up hating but you still have a hard time getting over it.
    capnfkingmgicon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what it means exactly, but its beautiful. If I had to say so - at first I thought he was talking abt loosing someone in a car crash from the opening lines. However, since he dosnt see himself by the roadside, maybe he means that HE's the victim of the crash. He's still in the car/he didnt survive. Therefore, I think this song is more reflective of losing something or someone so important to you that the rest of the world is like a ghost town to you.
    sazarella84on June 26, 2009   Link

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