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Inner City Blues

by José Neves
“Living just enough, just enough for the city… Living just enough… For the city…ooh,ooh His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty He spends his love walking the streets of New York City He’s almost dead from breathing on air pollution He tried to vote but to him there’s no solution Living just enough, just enough for the city…yeah, yeah, yeah” (Stevie Wonder) “We fell down somewhere Between the cities and the towns. We went down, I know, Between the smiles and the frowns. And if they call me in the morning, I mean, I’d recognize the sound, ‘Cause you can’t name where we ain’t been down. There ain’t no place we ain’t been down.”… Read more

“Living just enough, just enough for the city…
Living just enough…
For the city…ooh,ooh
His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his love walking the streets of New York City
He’s almost dead from breathing on air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there’s no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city…yeah, yeah, yeah” (Stevie Wonder)

“We fell down somewhere
Between the cities and the towns.
We went down, I know,
Between the smiles and the frowns.
And if they call me in the morning,
I mean, I’d recognize the sound,
‘Cause you can’t name where we ain’t been down.
There ain’t no place we ain’t been down.” (Gil Scott-Heron)

“Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is
I can’t pay my taxes
Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we’re heading
Oh, make me wanna holler
They don’t understand
Dah, dah, dah” (Marvin Gaye)

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