"City Song" as written by and James Alan Hull....
City streets I see your lies, I will not play your game
No longer will you talk to me, you think I'm going insane
But I've forgot my number, now I'm remembering my name
I've been too long traveling on your train

You tried your best to strangle me, but I could take the pain
You tried to hypnotize me, but I see'd right through your game
And now your tatty tricks to me are really rather tame
I've been too long traveling on your train

City lights don't shine, they glare
And your music doesn't speak, it swears
And in your streets, the ghosts have forgotten why they're there

Some day soon I know I'm going miles and miles away
Back to the garden where the magic children play
And to the country lady who knows more than I can say
Whose nights shine brighter than your day

City lights don't shine, they glare
And your music doesn't speak, it swears
And in your streets, the ghosts have forgotten why they're there


Lyrics submitted by Pev, edited by epiwoosh

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    General CommentThe narrator here is obviously more than sick of the place where he's lived, and this song seems to be his final kiss-off to the town, its residents, and probably his boss and job. It's also possible that he's just plain sick of life and this is a suicide note, since he mentions going back to the garden where the magic children play, which sounds like a vision of the afterlife or something like that.
    epiwooshon October 16, 2014   Link

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