I am the city
I am the park
I am glow in the motherfucking dark
I am shocked and I seethe
I don't want to believe
No more
Golgotha tenement
City of sores
Give me your tired and your wicked
Give me your dollar whores
Down on the boulevard
Children are sold to pave the way
For your streets of gold
Streets of gold
No more
I am the chosen one (repeated 13 Times)

Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget, edited by altamber8

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    MOLG went on record saying they wrote the song specifically for the movie. So it's their interpretation of a 'theme to the Crow.' Golgotha was the place where Jesus was crucified. The song itself is about a second coming, coming from the ghetto's.

    GOPon January 25, 2010   Link
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    Wow, I'm surprised nobody's commented on this song. Friggin' amazing song. There's just so many "christian" metaphors in this song. One of the dominant songs that have honestly sparked my imagination in creative writing. The meaning? Let your imagination run with it.

    trevorgonzoon December 17, 2005   Link
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    Wow, 2 comments? Tsk tsk. This song is the shit. It's really good. People should listen to it right now...NOW.

    Slideon February 23, 2006   Link
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    This song is so awesome... I first heard it in The Crow, my favorite movie. It made me like the movie better.

    Finkdogon March 02, 2006   Link
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    It`s really really dark...and I like it

    trust_no_oneon February 24, 2007   Link
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    I first heard this song in The Crow, and loved it. This song is sick.

    Bleedblue48on August 27, 2008   Link
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    Great song on an even greater movie soundtrack.

    altamber8on April 16, 2024   Link

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