I can't get enough
of livin' in the city
I get off the bus
at Dexter and Denny
the sun's comin' up
over the lake to my east
and I feel the love
in the rythm of the music of the street, yeah

and no one is gonna take that away from me
so I pick up a Real Change paper
as I walk on down the street
yeah, because

vagabonds and troubadours
I built this city on punk rock chords
and I for one cannot ignore the facts, yeah
so we will make music
til no one refuses
we will take our airwaves back
yeah, come on

in the jet city of love
northwest in the evergreen state
people can't get enough
of livin in the darkness and the rain
but when the sun comes out
the streets are filled with songs
and people playin it loud
so the whole world can sing along, yeah

and the cops go screamin by on the 99
there's a man with a smile and his guitar on
and he's holdin' a sign
and it says

vagabonds and troubadours
I built this city on punk rock chords
and I for one cannot ignore the facts, yeah
so we will make music
'til no one refuses
we will take our airwaves back
yeah, come on


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    Lyric CorrectionI think its

    vagabonds and troubadours
    built this city on punk rock chords
    aletheioon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't wait till this album comes out!! (:
    this song is great, and i can't wait to hear the rest.
    I think this song is just about people who make music, and lovee doing it...something like that
    d318on January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI am so stoked for this album to come out. This song is about Seattle and the Northwest and the music that comes from the area. I am glad I live there, wouldn't live anywhere else. Seattle and The Classic Crime kick ass!
    slacker19jon February 10, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is one of the best on the album- even though it's not as edgy as the other tracks.
    And I prefer edgy music over any other kind, so that's saying a lot.
    Downcast14on December 24, 2010   Link

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