"City" as written by Phil Thornalley and Natalie Jane Imbruglia....
Had a dream
Had a drowning dream I was in a river of pain
Only difference this time
I wasn't calling out your name yeah!
Has it ended before it's begun
You hold on
And I try to run but
Anybody heading in my direction
Away from the city
Anybody want to change the way they feel
step inside
Doesn't really matter where you want to take me
Away from the city
I want to start again
I want to start again
A want to take it back
I want to start again
Start again
Funny how those friends forget you when you tired of their games
You miss a show or a party that blows
And they've forgotten your name, yeah
And you wonder what you've become
They pull you back when you try to run
Well anybody heading in my direction
Away from the city
Anybody want to change the way they feel
Step inside
Doesn't really matter where you want to take me
Away from the city
I want to start again
I want to start again
A want to take it back
I want to start again
Start again
I left the me I used to be
I want to see this through
Left the me I used to be
If only you'd see it too
Well I wonder what you've become
You pull me back when I try to run
Well anybody heading in my direction
Away from the city
Anybody want to change the way they feel
Step inside
Doesn't really matter where you want to take me
Away from the city
I want to start again
I want to start again
A want to take it back
I want to start again
Start again


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"City" as written by Phil Thornalley Natalie Jane Imbruglia

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    General CommentThe city is too much for her, the polution activates her bad allergies, therefore she's stayin she'd take neway she can go get out of the cities. She's a Hickkkkkkk :-)
    CheryLnKrystinAon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNatalie Is expressing her views on people. And how they can change, i feel in this song. When she says Funny how those friends forget you when you tire of their games its as if her once, "friends" are using her, once she "tires of their games"they drop her. They hold her back when she tries to run... they're holding her back, from whatever it is she is trying to achieve. Throughout the song, the line "they pull you back as you try to run" changes to "you pull me back as i try to run"...suggesting how the person whom she thought was, no longer is. The entire song, in my opinion is talking about city people in general, and her attitude towards them.

    Lou
    xXx
    Louizeon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentShe's tired of the superficiality of the city and how her friends drag her down. She's over the guy and is leaving. The chorus is like she's calling out to others who feel the same way that they can all get out before it's too late, before their sucked into that crap.
    kimberlyd86on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgain this follows the dominant theme of the album of bad relationships. I saw this kind of thing happen to a friend of mine and to some extent something similar happened to me.

    The relationship has run its course and gone bad and is at its end, but everyone you know is connected in some way to your former partner and has turned against you or has become bothersome and it gets to the point where you are just fed up with everyone you know in the city and the only escape from the turmoil is to leave town and start over with a new life, putting your old life behind you.

    I have to admit I miss this friend who left town to start fresh, but I don't blame her for going. I have had similar problems with our former friends playing their games. I haven't left town, but I did cut myself off from those people and started a new life with my new wife who also had problems with that same bunch before I met her. We are now happy and free from those toxic "friends" so yeah getting back to the point. This song is about her starting fresh after having a bad time with a guy and some bad friends.
    DigitalVaporon July 29, 2007   Link

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