King of the City

Album: single release only (2017)
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  • My name is José
    But they call me the "The Rey"
    My throne sits downtown in the air
    I wash all the windows 36 floors
    And man, I just love it up there

    My wife is the queen
    She used to clean
    The hospital next to our home
    Now she takes care of babies
    For a nice white lady
    Too busy for raisin' her own

    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah
    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah

    And I used to wash dishes
    Bowery and Ninth
    Run pizzas around on a bike
    Yeah, I do what it takes
    Getting paid half the wage
    Any job the gringos don't like

    Oh, the way up here
    It's so quiet
    Don't believe me, boy
    Oh, you really should try it out
    Oh look around
    Ain't it pretty
    It's good to be king of the city

    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah
    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah

    That day in September
    I'll always remember
    Started out just like the rest
    I was floor 26 when the first plane hit
    And I still feel that sound in my chest
    It's true I wasn't born here
    But my heart is sworn here
    To hold up your dreams with my own
    That day on my perch
    I made it a Church
    And I prayed for each soul to fly home

    You see, I watched them fall
    From that building
    And I wept for all
    Of their wives and their children
    I won't forget
    It will always get me
    The saddest day
    To be king of the city

    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah
    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah
    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah
    Ah-ooh, ah-ooooh, woah

    My name is José
    But they call me "The Rey"
    My throne sits downtown in the end

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