I Want My City Back

Album: A Jackknife To A Swan (2002)
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  • Up around ninety five
    Sailing down Starrow Drive
    Left exit into Kenmore Square
    Slowed down when I got there
    And that's when it was crystal clear
    It wasn't there, it wasn't where
    I left it, when I left it

    I want my city back
    Back the way it used to be
    I want it back the way it was
    I looked around and found
    This doesn't feel like my hometown
    And I don't like the way it does feel

    Stepped out to take a closer look
    Held in with every step I took
    The sadness I felt just to look around
    I looked up to the Citgo sign
    You used to be a friend of mine
    Do you agree with me at one time
    This was once such sacred ground
    But now

    I want my city back
    Back the way it used to be
    I want it back the way it was
    I looked around and found
    This doesn't feel like my hometown
    And I don't like the way it does feel

    How should I feel when the place
    Where I first learned I could feel
    Is no longer where I left it
    When I left it, not so long ago
    How should I feel? How should I feel?
    How should I feel? I don't know

    I want my city back
    Back the way it used to be
    I want it back the way it was
    I looked around and found
    This doesn't feel like my hometown
    And I don't like the way it does feel Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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