"You Belong to the City" as written by Glenn Lewis Frey and Jack Tempchin....
The sun goes down, the night rolls in
You can feel it starting all over again
The moon comes up and the music calls
You're gettin' tired of starin' at the same four walls

You're out of your room and down on the street
Movin' through the crowd and the midnight heat
The traffic crawls, the sirens scream
You look at the faces, it's just like a dream
Nobody knows where you're goin'
Nobody cares where you've been

'Cause you belong to the city
You belong to the night
Livin' in a river of darkness
Beneath the neon lights

You were born in the city
Concrete under your feet
It's in your moves, it's in your blood
You're a man of the streets

When you said goodbye, you were on the run
Tryin' to get away from the things you've done
Now you're back again, and you're feeling strange
So much has happened, but nothing has changed
You still don't know where you're goin'
You're still just a face in the crowd

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
Livin' in a river of darkness
Beneath the neon lights

You were born in the city
Concrete under your feet
It's in your blood, it's in your moves
You're a man of the street

You can feel it, you can taste it
You can see it, you can face it
You can hear it, hey, you're getting near it, hey
You wanna make it, cause you can take it
You belong to the city, you belong to the night
You belong to the city, you belong to the night
You belong, You belong



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    General Comment"Miami Vice"! Every Friday night at 9 p.m.
    redshiftdazzleron December 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEeesh, I love this song!

    My favorite lines are:

    'The moon comes up and the music calls
    You're gettin' tired of starin at the same four walls.'

    and

    'Now you're back again and you're feeling strange
    So much has happened, but nothing has changed.'

    As for the meaning, it seems pretty self-explanatory.
    xmakesherflyxon July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!

    Every time I hear it all I can imagine is a slow stroll down a city street at night,
    almost as if being drawn into your surroundings.

    As if all through the week with work and other commitments you can finally get out and into the city- where you
    belong...
    SilverSeraphon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE the sax in this song!
    anima69316on February 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been fascinated by GF's "You Belong to the City" song ever since I heard this as a teen way back in '85. Great lyrics/meaning, sound (especially the sax), and vibe/tone.

    This song essentially tells a story about a lone man who is walking through a large city at night. He is alone - but not really alone - due to all of the others around him. This song is a great representation of what it means to be on your own in an urban environment.
    90smusicfanguyon February 04, 2017   Link

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