streets like the rest of them but i can't forget
faces familiar and full of regret
i hated this place
and all who came from it
far form the scenery far from the road
far from the greenery lifted my load
we borded the train to come back again

i was convinced in my mind
i was not of this kind
faced with the with banality
i choose colamity

see us
watch how the city consumes us
watch how the city destroyes us
prices i'm happy to pay

walking on pathways i walked with my friends
year in that some of them have met bitter ends
how can you concieve
your friends will be grieving for you
running from memories a lonely tonite
doesn't make remidies they still survive
i hated this place
and i have conform it

i was convinced in my mind
i was not of this kind
faced with the with reality
i choose revolity

see us
watch how the city consumes us
watch how the city destroyes us
cost i am happy to pay

see you comming near
see you walking close to me
fear inside my head
fear is never far from me
walk you in the side
walk you in the day we met
we will disappear
we will reappear
we can disappear
we can reappear

see us
watch how the city consumes us
watch how the city destroyes us
prices i'm happy to pay



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    General Comment"faced with the with reality
    i choose revolity"

    that should actually be:

    "faced with reality, i choose frivolity."
    squeakyfingerson May 07, 2006   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionYes, it's "faced with reality, I chose frivolity",and earlier "faced with banality, I chose calamity". And of course it "boarded" not "borded". And "hear that some of them..." not "year". And "remedies" not "remidies". And not "conform it" but "come from it". And wherever it says "the city" it should be "this city". I won't waste time with the spelling mistakes; they're obvious to anyone who is awake while reading.

    Amazing it took that long for this to get corrected. Fabulous song from the late Delgados' brilliant last album: glad to see even the illiterate can love it. The city in question is Motherwell in Lanarkshire, south of Glasgow, an industrial hellhole nicknamed Steelopolis. It's where Alun Woodward and the super cute Emma Pollock hail from, and at bottom the song's about the kind of ambivalence we can all relate to, whether towards a city, a person or whatever we love and hate at the same time. The lines about calamity and frivolity are the Delgados at their freaking best.
    Silenoson June 01, 2011   Link

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