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The City


I first saw her as a child on the movie screen
I felt my heart jump out of my chest
She was damaged and lean
With a character that puts your fortitude to the test

Beauty by day, danger by night
Ain't it a bitch to see
That the only city I could ever really love
Takes the time to step on people like me?

Like a wind
Like a flame
She plays by the rules of her own game
She can't lose
You can't win
All you can do is your best to stay in

I hear an echo through a canyon of concrete
Reflecting seas of lifeless eyes
Watching ants toting hope home into their towers
Stretching up towards the sky

Somehow she moves me, somebody fooled me
Into thinking she don't mean to be mean
And the fact, though impractical, seems to be
That she's somehow got a hold on me

Like a wind
Like a flame
She plays by the rules of her own game
She can't lose
You can't win
All you can do is your best to stay in

Like a wind
Like a flame
She plays by the rules of her own game
She can't lose
You can't win
All you can do is your best to stay in

Leave a light on
Leave a light on all night long
Leave a light on
Leave a light on all night long
Leave a light on
Leave a light on all night long