"Subcity" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
People say it doesn't exist
'Cause no one would like to admit
That there is a city underground
Where people live everyday
Off the waste and decay
Off the discards of their fellow man

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
Won't you please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

They say there's too much crime in these city streets
My sentiments exactly
Government and big business hold the purse strings
When I worked I worked in the factories
I'm at the mercy of the world
I guess I'm lucky to be alive

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
Won't you please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

They say we've fallen through the cracks
They say the system works
But we won't let it help
I guess they never stop to think
We might just want handouts
Way to make an honest living
Living this ain't living

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

What did I do deserve this
Had my trust in god
Worked everyday of my life
Thought I had some guarantees
That's what I thought
At least that's what I thought

'Cause here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

Last night I had another restless sleep
Wondering what tomorrow might bring
Last night I dreamed
A cold blue light was shining down on me
I screamed myself awake
Thought I must be dying, dying
Thought I must be dying, dying

'Cause here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please give the President my honest regards
Oh, for disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me


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"Subcity" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentI love the populist message of the song. Another great song from the talented Tracy Chapman.
    phoenix18on April 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArtist. Creative beings. Working class. Mankind stay strong.
    dovaon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI Feel like a in the NY....
    Chrle20Lon November 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyet another wow for tracy! i really dont know how i would cope without her.....another woman in my life...........lol
    Morticon September 24, 2005   Link

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