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​City Song

This song is by Lindisfarne and appears on the album Fog On The Tyne (1971).

City streets I see your lies
I will not play your game
No longer will you talk to me
You think I'm going insane
But I forgot my number
Now I'm remembering my name
I've been too long travelling on your train

You tried your best to strangle me
But I could take the pain
You tried to hypnotize me
But I seed right through your game
And now your tatty tricks to me
Are really rather tame
I've been too long travelling on your train

City lights don't shine
They glare
And your music doesn't speak
It swears
And in your streets
The girls have forgotten why they're there

Someday soon I know I'm going
Miles and miles away
Back to the garden where the magic children play
And to the country lady
Who knows more than I can say
Whose nights shine brighter than your day

And your city lights don't shine
They glare
And your music doesn't speak
It swears
And in your streets
The girls have forgotten why they're there

Written by:

Alan Hull

Lead vocals:

Alan Hull