Living For The City Lyrics by Stevie Wonder


Stevie Wonder Lyrics

Living For The City Lyrics
A boy is born in hard time Mississippi surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough just enough for the city yeah yeah yah

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floors for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough just enough for the city yeah
(Da da da da da da da da da la la la la la la da da da da da da da da da da da da)

Wooh his sister's black but she is sho'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Living just enough just enough for the city yeah um hum

Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
'Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough just enough for the city yeah

(Living just enough for the city) living for the city yeah
(Believing just enough for the city) ain't nothing but a city wee
(Believing just enough for the city) living for the city yeah yeah
(Believing just enough for the city) nothing but a city weee
(Believing just enough for the city) live for the city yeah yeah
(Believing just enough for the city) the f*cking crud is shitty
(Believing just enough for the city) live for the city
(Believing just enough for the city) ain't nothing but a city
(Believing just enough for the city) everybody clap their hands together now woo
(Believing just enough for the city) hmm for the city yeah
(Believing just enough for the city) for the city yeah yeah
(Believing just enough for the city) for the city yeah
(Believing just enough for the city)



(Da da da da da da da da da la la la la la la da da da da da da da da da da da da)

(Bus for New York City)
(Hey bus driver I'm getting on that hold it thanks a lot)
(Wow New York just like I pictured it skyscrapers and everything)
(Hey hey brother hey come here slick hey you look you look hip man)
(Hey you wanna make yourself five bucks man you look hip)
(Run this across the street for me right quick)
(Okay run this across the street for me)
(What huh I didn't know what gimme your hands up you punk)
(I'm just going across the street put that leg up shut your mouth)
(Hell no what did I do okay turn around turn around)
(Put your hands behind your back let's go let's go)
(A jury of your peers having found you guilty ten years)
(What come on come on get in that cell nigger god lord)

His hair is long his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his life walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing in air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough just enough for the city yeah yeah yeah

I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow
And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow
This place is cruel nowhere could be much colder
If we don't change the world will soon be over
Living just enough stop giving just enough for the city
(Da da da da da da da da da la la la la la la da da da da da da da da da da da da)
(Da da da da da da da da da la la la la la la da da da da da da da no no no no no no)

[Thanks to mymy for correcting these lyrics]


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