Concrete and chaos, rise up
Spiderweb across the land like a giant rash
And forests lie down below
Foundations of buildings in a bed of ash
Some people here got it real good
'Cause the glass towers bring prosperity
And other people starve in the street
Concrete knows no sympathy

Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, it's a wishing well
Big city, it's a living hell

This town, it's fucking insane
One will starve and another will gain
It's like a giant mechanical brain
And the people are cells, and the streets are veins
Thinks only of itself
A thousand limbs crawling, it expands and grows
And still the concrete sits there
Sits there, stark grey and cold

Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, it's a wishing well
Big city, it's a living hell

And I think I wanna be a bricklayer
So I can put another brick in the wall
Sanitary, rational and happy and sane
Growing like a flower to surround us all

Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, it's a wishing well
Big city, it's a living hell
Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, big city
Big city, it's a wishing well
Big city, it's a living hell


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Big City Lyrics as written by David M Mello Richard Armstrong

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    it talks about how our society chooses to forget about people who dont fit the mold. They instead spend there time earning more money and becoming more prosperious. THe buildings and skyscrapers that are being built symbolise this "forgetting." they are taking the place of the parks and all the good things in life... the concrete doesn't feel. thus these people with their 9 to 5 jobs dont feel for the less fortunate.

    color_me_psychoon May 12, 2002   Link
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    BIG CITY BIG CITEH!

    Smaxelon May 22, 2002   Link
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    this is a perfect ortrail of life right here in chicago,.no selflessess no compasson,.just hertless money grubbing HEY!! someone put Sarcastic on the lyrics!!!!!

    rancidLINTarmstrongon May 22, 2002   Link
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    this song is about how cities are taking over and how they can be so different for different people and how they can either be great or hell. what does the line "and I think I wanna be a brick layer so I can put another brick in the wall mean?" ive been trying to figure out for a long time.

    wavescrashedblueon July 19, 2002   Link
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    good song good song good song

    badreligionpigeonon August 11, 2002   Link
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    its about how corrupt everyone is

    hobarton June 13, 2003   Link
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    NYC can suck my schmee [along with all other cities that would apply thereof]

    sacrifice_for_life1on September 25, 2004   Link
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    Why do you say NYC can suck your whatever a schmee is?
    Where would your precious punk-rock be without New York? EVERYONE is not corrupt in NY, get that straight. There are 8 million people here, okay?
    There are truly amazing people here, of every kind and every race. I'm sure you can't say that about Mt. Pleasant. I enjoy Op Ivy, but this is a kind of one-sided view of the city. City=Bad. Yeah, well, the Bay area isn't exactly Hickville. You don't think there's corruption and greed going on in your neck of the woods? You're fucking wrong, it's just played out differently. As long as there's money to be made, there will be corruption and greed, no matter where you are. It's just the cities are where the money concentrates.

    Chinupon December 15, 2004   Link
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    Why do you say NYC can suck your whatever a schmee is?
    Where would your precious punk-rock be without New York? EVERYONE is not corrupt in NY, get that straight. There are 8 million people here, okay?
    There are truly amazing people here, of every kind and every race. I'm sure you can't say that about Mt. Pleasant. I enjoy Op Ivy, but this is a kind of one-sided view of the city. City=Bad. Yeah, well, the Bay area isn't exactly Hickville. You don't think there's corruption and greed going on in your neck of the woods? You're fucking wrong, it's just played out differently. As long as there's money to be made, there will be corruption and greed, no matter where you are. It's just the cities are where the money concentrates.

    Chinupon December 15, 2004   Link
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    o man u guys shud cum 2 tulsa(ok).... i used 2 live there... its bad.... u hav the poor black families who all live in the north and they arent making it by at ALL and their air conditiong is bad and they live next 2 prostitutes and stufm then u go 10 milkes south and u hav all the oilmen and theyre stay at home wives that go 2 saks every weekend 2 get theyre hair done..wow ididnt no i could type that much!

    greenvelveton January 24, 2005   Link

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