"People In The City" as written by and N. Godin J.b. Dunckel....
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city

Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling

P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city
P.E.O.P.L.E.C.I.T.Y
People in the city

On the sidewalk (People in the city)
Near the street lamp (People in the city)
At the bus stop (People in the city)
Down the station (People in the city)

Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling
Moving, watching, working, sleeping, driving, walking, talking, smiling


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"People in the City" as written by N. Godin J.b. Dunckel

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has posted anything on this song!! This is no doubt one of the best songs by Air. It's simple, really - just points out what people do in the city - but it does it with such class and candor that I can't help smiling every time I listen. I think it is a reference to the mechanics of the workings of a city - when it's taken on a grand scale, individual personalities lose face to math, structure and order (or chaos, maybe).

    Or maybe it's just a stoner song. ;-) Either way, I love it.
    coryoonon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really recommend listening to the live versions, so much better when you can hear the instruments.
    Super Daveon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also loved this song when the album came out.

    Too bad Jack Lahana came along on the "Everybody Hertz" EP and took this song to an untouchable level. I cant even listen to the original anymore without craving.... "smoking, drinking, smelling, kissing, spanking, touching, licking, sucking, f***ing, B**ches in the city"

    It is a shame Jack Lahana has done nothing to support this masterpiece.
    MrMochaon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also believe it is about the mechanic way we end up living in the big cities...I love this song, and it makes me think of the "Rermind" video from Royksopp
    missvanillaon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never knew about the explicit version until looking at this thread. That would add a level of ugh...something to the song. But its darn good either way.
    BrettMajorson May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never knew about the explicit version until looking at this thread. That would add a level of ugh...something to the song. But its darn good either way.
    BrettMajorson May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and have listened to it millions of times, and to this day...it still sounds to me like they are saying "Big Bird in the City".
    That makes for a very entertaining picture in my head.

    The dirty version is humorous and sounds more like a parody than a remake. It makes me laugh a little, but you only really need to hear it once.

    There is also a bossanova sounding version on Everybody Hertz, that I think is pretty good.
    NauticalNunson September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, i agree that the live version is just priceless though. as for the remixes, uggh, stay AWAY.
    s7409651on April 18, 2008   Link

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