"Citi Soleil" as written by and Greg Dulli....
Jean Content, he wake up everyday
In a government yard deep down inside Citi Soleil
Roll some bones and catch a fire, evil minds they will conspire
The moon to lose its light, the stars sink into night

Across the town a young girl plays guitar
"Do you remember me?"
She sings to a lover she worships from afar
Roll some bones and catch a fire, evil minds they will expire
The moon to shine a light upon us all tonight

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies, and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright

"How you like me now?"
My friend, he say
"How you like the madness of Citi Soleil?"
?
Roll the bones and catch a fire, join the triumph of the choir
Citi Soleil, Citi Soleil, I love to say Citi Soleil

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright
It's alright, ooh

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright

Ooh child, I'll meet you child
On the sunny side
It's alright, it's alright
No lies and no cryin'
It's alright, alright, alright
Ooh child, I'll meet you child


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"Citi Soleil" as written by Greg Dulli

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    General CommentHm, I guess no one's had a go at this one. This is probably one of the most original songs I've ever heard! It's one of my favourites off the criminally underrated '1965' album. I think it's about the loss of innocence and/or the descent into depression, then coming out the other side in one piece. I think it's a self-help song. Whatever the meaning, it's great and uplifting... much like "Faded".
    striderwhoon June 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCiti Soleil is a slum in Haiti; it is considered to be one of the poorest slums in the world. If you see pictures of it, it looks horribly depressing.

    I think the song is about how, even though the world around you may be incredibly shitty, it's always possible to keep hope. "Ooh child, I'll meet you child, on the sunny side--it's alright. No lie, and no cryin'...it's alright, alright."

    It's about keeping your hope and innocence alive no matter what.
    wimpy_shrimpyon March 11, 2006   Link

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