"The City" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
(Won't, won't let the city, won't, won't let the city)
Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy our love

You know I
I hate to see you cry
But when you open up to me
I take you in my arms
Wish you the top, top, top, top of the morning

No, I
don't care about cash or careers
Your losses or your arrears
I take you in my arms
Wish you the top, top, top, top of the morning

I
Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy my love
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love

(Come on)
Talk to me
Let me shed some light on your dark
Help you see
How darling you've left your mark
On my life
And the beautiful all around
When I see you, top, top, top, top of the morning

I was lost
Until that night we kissed
Give it up
A life, oh darling, not this
You want more
Than the hell this city lets you down
When I see you, top, top, top, top of the morning

I
Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy my love
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love

Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy my love
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love

(Won't let the city, won't, won't let this city)

No, no, no, no
Not about the debts you made
The car we never had
The house we never owned
Darling don't look so sad
It's about that day we kissed
Down by Niagara Falls
It's about the keys, the keys, the keys to my heart you hold

(Top, top, top, top of the morning to you)
Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy my love
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love

Won't let the city destroy our love
Won't let the city destroy my love
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love

(Won't let the city, won't, won't let the city)
Won't let no mistake take the roof from off our heads
No I
Won't let this city destroy us
Won't let the city destroy our love


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"The City" as written by Patrick Wolf

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI was lost
    Until that night we kissed
    Give it up
    A life, oh darling, not this
    You want more
    Than the hell this city lets you down

    i don't think this is correct. i hear:

    i was lost
    until that night we kissed
    given up on life
    oh darling know this
    you're worth more than how this city lets you down
    playedinstereoon February 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionFrom the cd booklet,

    "I was lost until that night
    We kissed, given up
    On life so darling
    Know this, you're
    Worth more than
    How this city let you
    Down, Want to see you
    Top, top, top,
    Top of the morning'

    :)
    AeeDeeon July 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is probably about Los Angeles. Especially with the lines "No, I don't care about cash or careers, Your losses or your arrears" I feel like he's pinpointing the problematic nature of the rampant materialism and superficiality of LA that can destroy so many basic human natural qualities, especially love. And it's true that this can happen in ANY city, and it DOES happen in every city, but I feel that it's especially true for LA (and the music video was filmed at Santa Monica Beach) since it's the land of "glamour and fame" when really it's mainly comprised of soul-sucking desperate and sad people.
    JellyfishAndMangoeson August 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song may be about the time that Patrick and his boyfriend were beaten up by the police for kissing at a concert.
    "Won't let the city destroy our love"- means that he's not going to let the society of that place tear them apart of make them feel ashamed of who they are. I think it's a beautiful song because it's about Patrick trying to encourage the one he loves not to give up.
    celine13on October 27, 2012   Link

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