We are the city
Where the lights come on and they never go out
And the streets are filled with the children's shouts
I want to hear you sing that song for me

I want to capture one at a time
All the little brown flecks that made my eyes go blind
All the wide eyed splendor that I put in a frame
I want to tear it down and let it throw perspective insane

There's a light up in a box at the top of a post
Giving direction to the shadows that could use it the most
Turn aside pilgrim at the sound of her voice!
It's wisdom herself that offers the choice

Oh, come to the city
We're taking over the world

We are the city
With the lights strung out on the evergreen trees
And the yard lit up so the neighbors can see
Come on and capture what you think you couldn't keep

Turn on the light switch and everything's bright
It doesn't even take a moment to erase the night
How would it be if I knew this was true
If I opened my eyes and tried to help you

What good is salt if it stops being salty?
I tried to run but my cover was blown
What good is a map if it gives no direction?
And what good is home if it isn't your home?

Oh, come to the city
We're taking over the world

My momma said 'Son, you're a little man
'Listen to me and understand
'Soon we're gonna take that car
'And drive away where ever we are'
Let's go
We'll catch a ride to the city
Let's go
where the streets are wide
Let's go
We'll catch a ride to the city
Let's go


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    General Commentto me it sounds like a girl and a guy grew up in this city that they love, they fell in love themselves and they just feel on top of the world
    christianrocker137on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI may be wrong but after listening and reading through the lyrics of this song the only thing I could think of was Matthew 5:13-16

    "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

    When you read the song with those verses in mind it is a very uplifting song and it makes more sense to me!!!

    G_d Bless

    z10nfr3akon August 24, 2009   Link

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