City Life

Story Behind The Song

1. prize; R&B/Jazz category; USA Songwriting Competition, 1997.

Song Description

From a review by New Jazz Society [www.RETROSPEC.de, 2000]: "(City Life) shines brilliantly amongst other interesting compositions with its open song structures, a quantity of illusions of musical-stylistic plates...the guitarist Edvard Larusson is noticeable by his sovereign playing technique..."

Song Length 4:21 Genre Rock - Funk, Jazz - Fusion
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Restless Subject General, City
Similar Artists Steely Dan Language English

Lyrics

Give me three-lane highways with stopover facilities
Transcontinental with a turbo shift
Mobile handset, a toll-free aircard
Little plastic money if you get my drift
Coach station cartels and girls who spend their money,
bending plastic cards, - boy, they were born to shop
Sales that never end, the restless ever movement,
the high street gossip and the six foot cop


Give Me ...

City life - Full of restless hearts

Give Me ...

City life - Where the pressure starts

Give me ...
Back street bars and run-down cars
All those brief encounters and the TV stars
Girls in black laces with sun-tanned faces
Legs that promise everything with looks 2 kill
Guys in leathers and some of them in feathers
Some you just can't tell if its a guy or a girl
On suite routines, heavy dudes in tight jeans,
shark-infested subways and a million dreams


Give Me ...

City life - Full of restless hearts

Give Me ...

City life - Where the pressure starts

Back tax maybes and other people's babies
The place is full of clean air anywhere but here
All the fun and the young on the run, they're in-flight
With the in-flight magazines on how to do it
Screaming the news with the views on the blues,
on that city life issues, on the down and outs
I´m on my way today you've got it
Don't start without me, read them and weep
(Give it room, give me room ...)


Give Me ...

City life - Full of restless hearts

City life - Where the pressure starts

City life - Full of restless hearts

City life - Where the pressure starts.

City Life

Lyrics JJ Soul & Ingvi Thor Kormaksson Music JJ Soul & Ingvi Thor Kormaksson
Producer Birgir J. Birgisson Performance JJ Soul Band
Label Hrynjandi
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