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Folk - Contemporary | durham, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 6,253   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: paul mcartney, John Lennon

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Song Description

song with characters ,living hard in the city,with a message

Story Behind the Song

characters are people i've met and things i've seen,observing city life

Broadjam Member Reviews

This is a thoughtful song so telling of life foe many in this for so many is not fair for one reason or another. Your vocal was very clear and direct, easy to understand your lyrics well done.

    - Delta Burnett Reed

enjoyable folk tune. Nice to hear the lyrics clear and concise.

    - Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

johnny wont have a fire, no burning in his soul, he's sitting on the corner by the station hotel, as the people come and go spare a little change sir? no one wants to know, he doesn't have a hearts desire, as he waits there in the cold, chorus
its a lonely city,its a lonely city,hi hi,
its a lonely city,its a lonely city,my my
susie hangs out on the corner, in her little black dress,she's looking so good,
she's a working girl with a kid at home, and she's getting by anyway she could, are you loking for business boy? she'll do anything for you, she's only there because life's unfair, keeping a lookout for the boys in blue chorus
it's a lonely city,it's a lonely city,hi hi,
it's a lonely city,it's a lonely city,my my,
bowler hats,business suits, leather briefcases and shiny black shoes, with your backs up straight,heads held high,
but underneath we're all the same inside,
susie could be your daughter,johnny might be your son, it could be you sitting over there,thinking that lifes'race was run,
are you looking for business boy?
spare a little change sir?
it's a lonely city,it's a lonely city,hi hi,
it's a lonely city,it's a lonely city,my my,
spare a little change sir?

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moving, Poignant

Subject Matter
General, Existence

2000 and later

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