you wake before the sunrise
and at five am you get on the bus
people look so resigned to the daily grind
and you swear it'll never be you
you said that you were new in town
no friends around no family to speak of
everyone you met out here was just full of fear
with no time for dreams or schemes
and as you're walking down the street what do you see?
well there's cars, and strip malls
and little black houses what do they mean?

the city you live in is ugly
the city you live in is ugly
but it wasn't meant to be
no it wasn't meant to be

they covered up the Bomax sign
with toys r us you didn't make a fuss
but now you're regretting it and forgetting it
and you dont drive by there much

you're working on broadway,
the early shift in a new cafe
lately you've been pawning bills just for the thrills
and you boss hasnt noticed a thing

and you're feeling very lost in the world today
there's no use for you're here
and here's just the same as anywhere

the city you live in is ugly
the city you live in is ugly
but it wasn't meant to be
no it wasn't meant to be







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