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I wake up every day
feeling the same way

I gotta go to work
then hurry home
got to go to work
then hurry home

oh every day is just the same
oh every day is just the same
is just the same

oh misery a place in me
oh misery a place in me

when we were seventeen
our life was like a film
when we were seventeen
the sky was always tangerine
we ran through streets at night under the starlight
we ran through streets at night
when we were winning

and wild was the world
and wild we burned
we were kings of the streets
not yet beaten by defeats
but now it's hard to see
through a fog of memories
but I remember
when we were winning


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    General CommentThe juxtaposition between this song and the original is fantastic. This song is all about the flaws and imperfections of someone living in the city, while empire state of mind is about the enduring success of someone living there.
    duluoz90on January 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMashup of two songs from Swedish band Broder Daniel (Work and We Were Winning) with Empire State of Mind (Hunte/Sewell-Ulepic). I agree. Fantastic.
    mrgrimmon July 06, 2011   Link

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