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City Song

This song is by Emmy the Great and appears on the album First Love (2009).

The city called me so I came
It isn't mine to question what it said
I sleep until the point when I'm awake
I walk until there's nothing left to tread

And everyone was looking for an answer
And everyone was waiting for a break
I came and I was bored of it soon after
But I had nowhere to go and so I stayed
I dreamed a lifetime of this place
It seemed an awful thing to waste

Well the morning fills my mouth up with decay
But I like it, it reminds me how you taste
Sometimes I feel you rising up behind me like the wind
But I still try to look away

What will you look like when you're old?
(What will you look like when you're old?)
What will I do if I don't know you?
(What will I do if I don't know you?)
I guess that I decided not to ask the day I took the road
Down to the city as it called
Sun making silhouettes of gauze
I don't remember you at all

So the city called me and I came
It isn't mine to question why
Sometimes the clouds will part ahead, I hear your name
It's like a choir in the sky

What will you look like when you're old?
(What will you look like when you're old?)
What will I do if I don't know you?
(What will I do if I don't know you?)
I guess that I decided not to know the day I took the road
Down to the city as it called
Sun making silhouettes of gauze
I don't remember you at all

They pulled a human from my waist
It had your mouth, it had your face
I would have kept it,
I would have kept it if I'd stayed.

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