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Jefferson Starship – We Built This City lyrics

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

Say you don't know me, or recognise my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mamba,
Listen to the radio -
Don't you remember?
We built this city,
We built this city on rock an' roll!

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares - they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the mamba,
Listen to the radio -
Don't you remember?
We built this city,
We built this city on rock an' roll!

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, oh, but we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball in two watt guitars
Don't tell us you need us, cause we're the ship of fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on another gorgeous sunny Saturday, I'm seeing that bumper-to-bumper traffic)

Don't you remember? (remember)

(Here's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps)

Marconi plays the mamba,
Listen to the radio -
Don't you remember?
We built this city,
We built this city on rock an' roll

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

(We built, we built this city)
Built this city (we built, we built this city)
(Repeat until fade)



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    Has anyone else caught the double entendra of the song title? The group's origin was san francisco california. In the early 1900's the city by the bay was hit by an earthquake that "rocked and rolled" the city to the ground. The sf that is seen today was/is rebuilt, ie, the double meaning of the title/chorus: we built this city on rock and roll literally. Also, sf is known for its cultural environment and support of the arts, especially music. During the late 1950's early 1960's when both folk music and rock and roll emerged to national promenence and awareness sf became the crucible that emerging acts were tested against. Pretty awesome use of language/lyrics, don't you think?
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