"City Song" as written by and Emma Moss....
The city called me so I came
It isn't mine to question what it said
I sleep until the point when I'm awake
I walk until there's nothing left to trek
And everyone is looking for an answer
And everyone is waiting for a break
I came and I was bored of it soon after
But I had nowhere to go and so I stayed
I dreamed a lifetime of this place
It seemed an awful thing to waste
Well the morning fills my mouth up with decay
I like it, it reminds me how you taste
Sometimes I feel you rising up behind me like the wind
But I still try to look away
What will you look like when you're old?
(What will you look like when you're old?)
What will I do if I don't know you?
(What will I do if I don't know you?)
I guess that I decided not to ask the day I took the road
Down to the city as it called
Sun making silhouettes of gauze
I don't remember you at all
The city called me and I came
It isn't mine to question why
Sometimes the clouds will rise ahead, I hear your name
It's like a choir in the sky
What will you look like when you're old?
(What will you look like when you're old?)
What will I do if I don't know you?
(What will I do if I don't know you?)
I guess that I decided not to know the day I took the road
Down to the city as it called
Sun making silhouettes of gauze
I don't remember you at all
They pulled a human from my waist
It had your mouth, it had your face
I would have kept it if I'd stayed.


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    General CommentI can't believe this song has no comments. It's one of those songs that just FEELS like it's moving forward. The first time I heard it I definitely watered up a little at the end.
    JimmieNeverDieson November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much.
    panfluteon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of Emmy's best, it is such a touching song.
    MyBloodBeatsDarkon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey pulled a human from my waist
    It had your mouth, it had your face
    I would have kept it if I'd stayed.

    Most certainly about an abortion, no? Just like "We Almost Had a Baby"
    FallenForYouon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"What will you look like when you're old?
    What will I do if I don't know you?
    I guess that I decided not to ask the day I took the road"

    "They pulled a human from my waist,
    It had your mouth, it had your face
    I would have kept it if I'd stayed."

    sounds like an aborted baby to me


    sheepbunon July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I walk until there's nothing left to tread" not 'trek
    "sun making silhouettes of whores" not 'gauze'
    yea, but other than that I really love this song, or any of emmy's songs really
    usernamesareforloserson August 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's so interesting that the "you" could refer to both the child and the ex-lover. The line that kills me is "I don't remember you at all." She's trying to convince herself that this was a nothing relationship, that it was worth having an abortion to come to the city and make it big. But she still remembers every detail about him, like how he tasted, or what his face and mouth looked like.
    Coffeejunkie891on February 27, 2010   Link

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