SO THIS IS THE CITY

I found a sweet blue afternoon
life is good and I’ve got proof:
there’s a garden on a roof
there’s a girl, I think she’s cute
I was tryin’ to hate this city, too.

there’s church bells ringin’ hallelu
while a siren slices through
whoo-ooh
whoo-ooh.
I cross the street no matter what
I smile at the friendly bum
but he never smiles back
I guess it’s personal.

PRE-CHORUS
I never really followed baseball much
but fuck the Yankees anyway
this many people can’t be wrong about anything
wha-oh

CHORUS
so this is the city
so this is the sound
this is where they say that everything goes down
so this is the city
a city in spring
it ain’t home but it’s a lot of other things

hey winter:  that’s been quite enough
the sun is out, let’s take a walk
the public garden’s filling up

Zeus used to rule all the men and gods
now the pigeons shit on him in the park
while little asian kids play tag
dude plays the banjo on a bench
there’s couples covering the grass
beside the signs that say
“please keep off of the grass”

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

behind the piano shop
this alley is as sunny as it’s ever been
a bird catches a draft
of some air from another century
swoops to the fire escape to listen in
wha-oh

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