"City Is Burning" as written by Fletcher Dragge, Jason M. Thirsk, Byron Mcmackin and Jim Lindberg....
Society reflects tonight
An ugly mirror showing an animal instinct
A twisted way to wrong a right
How many dead before the sun comes arising

Lock your doors
And close your eyes
Sit back and watch TV
While the problem grows outside

Lock your doors
And shut off your mind
While you are safe inside
The city is burning tonight

Blinding lights burn in the sky
A mass of shadows
Darkness usually hides
Animals out of there cage (who will)

Burn their own environment
Without any shame
So your guest is as good as mine
Will any good come out of this

We'll know in time
Until that time let's not regress (let's learn)
Our lessons before there's another uprising

Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

"City Is Burning" as written by Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin

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    General CommentWhen I hear this song and listen to the lyrics, I picture the 1992 LA riots. (LA guy, here)
    Iberian85on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAwesome fucking song. Really shows how fucked up our society is while at the same time is the best.
    urbanninja4on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLife in America is good, but also at the same time, it's fucking crazy
    epicmikenomoreon June 26, 2010   Link

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