Oh, two dollar tips and lipstick cigarettes
Get yourself a job working with your fingertips
Too many takers for the backstreet matinee
Two hours later and you're looking for another face

Don't ask for love
Don't ask for pity
Don't ask for me
Welcome to the city!

Well four hundred dollars buys a room in the city
With a whole lotta people
And a hole in the ceiling
Freeze in the winter
Die in the summer
Seventeen kids next door without a mother!

Oh if you see me coming up the stairs
Please don't confuse me with someone who cares
Welcome to the city
I said - welcome to the city!
Welcome to the city
I'm glad you made it, baby
Really

You got a letter
It's a recommendation
Yeah your best friend's ex sent a copy to the station
(He knows some agent through a distant relation)
An inside connection
With a map and directions!

Too bad you came.
Too bad you waited.
Too bad for you,
You're over-educated!

Welcome to the city
I said welcome to the city
Welcome to the city
I'm glad you made it, baby
I'm, uh, really glad

Don't ask for love
Don't ask for pity
Don't ask for me
Welcome to the city
Welcome to the city
I said - welcome to the city
I'm glad you made it, baby
I'm really... yeah.


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