Big City

by JackBrown

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(This song is Chapter 7 of 10 from another long-form story called "A Certain Urgency")


. . . And then we up & moved to the City. We packed up our life into our beat-up little Subaru and drove across the country. I think we wanted to hide in the chaos of the City. Try being faceless. I don't really know, but I do know that the City and her millions nearly wrecked me . . .

= = = = =
yeah she's a brick through my windshield
she's sugar in my tank
she's a nail through my steel-belts
i've got no one else left to thank
but i love the big city (big city give me what i need)
she's a pebble in my shoe
she's sand in my eye
she's salt in my wounds
don't anyone ask me why
i love/hate the big city

up, up and away
skyscrapers tremble

i'm mortified, i'm fortified
i'm gratified but never satisfied
in the big city

the city can leave you cracked up from the windshield
to the sprung trunk, the city can you leave jacked up on
blocks, wheels, rims gone, nowhere . . . stacked up for
scrap metal in a refuse pile - mi ciudad estå deshaciendo -
but i feel like i'm one more 20-something drowning--
'cause i don't want to be here but i don't want to go
so i roll down my window and let the wind blow

because i'm cracked up, jacked up, packed up & stacked up
in the big city
you know i love the big city
= = = = = =


JackBrown - guitars & bgv's
SvenSeverin - lead vox & ranting
BenWinters - drums
SimonLee - bass
JasonHickman/JeffKrump - production


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JackBrown makes music and tells stories in New York City.

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