Jimmy Buffett – The City lyrics
AhhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhAs a child on the farmI was warned of the wiles of the cityOf that demon disguiseThere’s the dirt in the skies of the cityWell they say the proximity warps their minds’til they’re shooting one another just pass the timeAnd we live it appearsBoth in spite and in fear of the cityOooohhh, ooohhhh yeahOooohhhI was constantly toldHow our lives were controlled by the cityHow they keep us in debtWith the trends that they set it’s a pityNow the beautiful people in the magazinesGot the normal ones living beyond their meansAnd the things that they saidMade me go in my head to the cityOooohhhAhhhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhWhen I finally cameThere’s some things still the same in the cityYou still lie under the thumbOf the rich and the young and the prettyWell they weren’t much different than we might actIf there was that many others that closely packedIt’s an ancient ideaBut it struck me so clear in the cityOooohhh, ooohhhh yeahOooohhh, ooohhhh yeahOooohhhAhhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhAh, ahhhhhhI’d like to do a song that was written about a good friend of mine down in key west, florida, where I spend a little bit of time. this particular friend of mine ran a bar in key west for aTime before we got fed up with all the other alternatives to politicians and elected our favorite bartender mayor. our mayor’s name is captain tony tarascino, has a little place called captainS saloon where we wrote a little song called last mango in paris, not to be confused with that movie by a similar title.
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