"City On Down" as written by and Marc Andrew Roberge....
Well, in the end my friend,
We will all be together again
Clutching onto my hand,
In a valley we'll stand,
Just living again
And in a while we'll smile,
March on another mile
On hallowed hills, attached to
The land we'll be still

No one's ever gonna say a thing
And we'll be together, together again
Taking off to the city on down
Just a while ago my soul was confused,
Amused at what it did not know

Days went by,
And amusement cried,
I decide to let
My soul fly on by itself,
Pick happiness up and
Bring it back to the shelf
We'll be okay one day,
In a valley we will stay

No more moving on
I knew it was right here all along
Won't have to hold your crown,
No more looking around
Just holding you tight in the city on down
Just a while ago my soul was confused,
Amused at what it did not know

But days went by and amusement cried
I decide it's time, I got to move on now
But I was so scared
I was frightened,
Somewhat enlightened
So I changed shoes

Now I walk through a valley of color
Much better than the other
Way I did not know,
But now we can be united
Miracle, miracle sighted,
And I'm pulling it in
I know by now we can all walk together
At a regular speed

Do you dare to be excited,
Are you somewhat delighted?
Are you aware somewhat delighted?
At what you did not know
Let's take it to the city on down

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"City on Down" as written by Marc Andrew Roberge

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +1
    General Commentit's even better live.
    andrewhambletonon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much. This is one of the greatest songs that i have ever heard!
    sublime9117on July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentths is the first oar song that i had ever heard. i'm sorry but you just can't help but smile when you hear it. it's the perfect pick-me-up song.
    snoyarcon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me seems to be about how that even after death, you'll still be with the people you love. The whole first verse is very "heavenly" and biblical sounding.
    I wouldn't know though, I'm athiest.
    SLATEon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough it does sound very heavenly and biblical, there is also the possibility that when we die we are all together in death, because well, we're all dead.
    fontezon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think....This song is about how one day him and his friends will end up "together again" having a ball....in "the land". This is a reference to Israel, because Israel is often refered to as "Ha'aretz", or The Land (in Hebrew). Yes, OAR are Zionists.
    GuRlOverBORED182on June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinately O.A.R.'s best song IMO....and i agree that the song is about an afterlife
    loogs91on June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a place that, they as a group, decided you go after you die. I don't think it's a lace you can reach until the afterlife though, so I don't think it's about Israel.
    AriAmadopolison October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenton the 34th & 8th cd, marc says its about heaven. everyone will be happy in the land, just smiling and living in a city of paradise.
    bryantsmith41on December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits hopeful. and heaven or not, i think its about letting go away of yourself and changing (talkin bout changing shoes) in order to enjoy the world in a more perfect way :)
    beautifulcowon December 15, 2004   Link

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