Here I am in a city far away from my home
As I stand where giants stood I fall alone
And this skyline dwarfs me
These buildings are so tall
I'm waiting for a face to make sense of it all

Amongst these unfamiliar streets that reflect the sky's grey
In these these puddles that have formed from the unforgiving rain
And this skyline's crying for the ones that won't come home
Oh mother though you weep you're not weeping alone

So where does the ragged man seek shelter from it all?
Where's a bed for this stray dog dry and warm?
Where's the republican sitting on his throne?
And where is my vessel that shall carry me home?

Well here I am and I'm bursting into silver beads of light
As I stand 'neath this cold september night
And this skyline's beautiful and as endless as before
Oh mother though you hurt you won't weep any more

So where does the ragged man seek shelter from it all?
Where's a bed for this stray dog dry and warm?
Where's the republican who stole his throne?
And where is my vessel that shall carry me home?

And my heart like a stone in my chest
I cannot sleep I cannot grow I cannot rest
I go on
Go on
Where is my alibi?
Where is my sweet reply?
Where is my alibi?


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Philadelphia song meanings
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