City Life – Written Approx. Late 1993 or January 1994 (Aged 18)

City Life

city life it does not get them down
they hang around the streets
where love is lost and found
found and lost,
and where the derelict houses
house only ghosts,
city life on another planet
shifting skies and an easy life
it is easy isn’t it?
i am going to get back home
to the city life that i know
nothing is left for me
so will have plenty to show
heady rain pours from the sky
i was born into city life
and that is the way i want to die
city sun in a smog filled world
where cannot move for the traffic
and everything is bought and sold
but the smog is not as thick
and the city life atmosphere
that is why i love it
that is why i will live here
city life is cool calm and hectic
is everything i want
everything i like, city life is me
city life is alright

James Garratt – 1993/1994

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