"Fat City (Slight Return)" as written by and Greg Dulli....
I musta been near, unclear
Its dark as hell and hot in here
But I'm ready for the strobe
So release me so I can find

The couple comes over, I fear
That they'll lead me to the garden
Where anything I want is close
Everything I wanted most

Nathan runs a little river
Cathy gets high
Joey got arrested when he messed up
Round about sixteen times
Why you take from a giver?
Why you gotta get high?
Why you watch a car wreck
Mothafucker?
Cause it looks fun to die

The ship it listed and things got twisted
Bow down and get yourself lifted
Party at the mansion, y'all
Party on the day before the fall
You all- Better Listen
Don't question my volition
The hard way, the easy way
The only way
The lonely way

Save yourself, you little sinner
Path it up right
Take the road less traveled
Make sure you keep that shit all tight


Lyrics submitted by foxyurchin

"Fat City (Slight Return)" as written by Greg Dulli

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Fat City (Slight Return) song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentFat City is a specific part of metro New Orleans (in Metairie actually) that's know for it's night-clubs, drugs and general wildness. I'm sure this song is about Dulli's times in Fat City while he was living in New Orleans.

    "Its dark as hell and hot in here
    But I'm ready for the strobe" - alludes to the nightclubs

    "The couple comes over, I fear
    That they'll lead me to the garden
    Where anything I want is close
    Everything I wanted most" - alluding to scoring some drugs I think
    Rickveeon July 04, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain