"I Am The City" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson....
i am the city, you let me be
i am the city

Coming through a cloud you're looking at me from above
And I'm a revelation spreading out before your eyes
And you find me beautiful and irresistible
A kind of creature that forever seems to grow in size
And you feel a strange attraction
The air is vibrant and electrified
Welcome to me here I am, my arms are open wide

Somewhere in the middle of the never ending noise
There is a constant steady rhythm of a heart that beats
And a million voices blend into a single voice
And you can hear it in the glamor of the crowded streets
People come and take their chances
Sometimes you win sometimes you lose a lot
Come make your own contribution to this melting pot

I'm the street you walk
The language you talk
I am the city
The skyline is me and the energy
I am the city
The famous hotels and the cocktail bars
And the funny smells
And the turmoil, the cars and the people
The air that you're breathing is me
Yes I am the city, you let me be

People feed me with their lives I have a hungry soul
And they all worship me and pay their homage day and night
Every day I knew a lot of tired shopping feet
But come the night they will be dancing in the neon light
Dazzled by the crazy magic
They're grabbing pieces of the fatted calf
And in the wind if you listen hard you'll hear me laugh

I'm the street you walk
The language you talk
I am the city
The skyline is me and the energy
I am the city
The famous hotels and the cocktail bars
And the funny smells
And the turmoil, the cars and the people
The parks and the squares that you see
All the sounds that you hear
And the air that you're breathing is me
Yes I am the city, you let me be

I am the city
You let me be
I am the city

The famous hotels and the cocktail bars
And the funny smells
And the turmoil the cars and the people
The air that you're breathing is me

Coming through a cloud
You're looking at me from above
And I'm a revelation spreading out before your eyes

I'm the street you walk
The language you talk
I am the city
Yes I am the city, you let me be

And you find me beautiful and irresistible
A kind of creature that forever seems to grow in size

The skyline is me and the energy
I am the city
You let me be

Somewhere in the middle of the never ending noise
There is a constant steady rhythm of a heart that beats

Somewhere in the middle of the never ending noise
There is a constant steady rhythm of a heart that beats

And a million voices blend into a single voice
And you can hear it in the glamor of the crowded streets

The skyline is me and the energy
I am the city
You let me be

Somewhere in the middle of the never ending noise
There is a constant steady rhythm of a heart that beats

Somewhere in the middle of the never ending noise
There is a constant steady rhythm of a heart that beats


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"I Am the City" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus Benny Andersson

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  • +1
    General CommentWow, that's some deep insight there bigdave69. What exactly is "crap" about this song. I think it's a pretty good personification of a big city like New York. Many cities seem to have their own personality because of the amalgamation of peronalities that inhabit it.
    dkoontzon July 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally enjoy new wave 80's, by the sound of this song, ABBA would have been a great success in this era... and for how happy a song it sounds, it has a few vaguely dark lyrics, not unlike a major metropolis. I agree with dkoontz, this is simply a big city given a voice of its own.
    BlueMoonWolfon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song! A great description of what it's like in the Big City! :D
    AutumnLeaves34on December 30, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis was a pretty crappy song and it marked the decline of ABBA as a songwriting force because the songs just got really crap.
    bigdave69on December 20, 2004   Link

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