in the city lyrics – elastica

east side, west side
larcency and homicide
people trying to survive.
prost*tution, retribution
toxic waste and air pollution
politics: no solution.

i’ve come from the other side of town
this concrete jungle’s got me down
i feel the heet, from the street

live in the city,
die in the city.
talk is cheap and the air smells sh*tty.
laugh in the city,
cry in the city.
it’s my home, but it sure ain’t pretty.

uptown, downtown
on the streets and underground
people trying to get around.
skyscr*pers, money makers
new york knicks and l.a. lakers
one too many circuit brakers.

live in the city,
die in the city.
talk is cheap and the air smells sh*tty.
laugh in the city,
cry in the city.
it’s my home, but it sure ain’t pretty.

/ elastica lyrics