City

skylineIt’s just one more soul dispatched,
For the needs of some guy on crack.
It’s just another pick up call,
For the dutiful ambulance crew.
Another night of sweaty tears,
For the boys in the pub drowning in their beers.

So draw up the curtain,
On the scattered many.
Its just another night in the big city,
Please forgive me for my lack of pity.

I have been here so long now I am not surprised,
At the choking smoke filled sunrise.
Your hear me shout I don’t want to be here,
But in your heart you know I could never leave.

So please do draw up the curtain,
For the scattered many.
It’s just another night in the big city,
Please forgive me my total lack of pity,

This is the end for me,
There is nothing left I want to see,
Catch me if you can as I leave on the last train.

Then pull up the curtains,
For the scattered many.
It’s just another night in the big city,
And I will not spare it an ounce of my pity.

D Sep 2003

(I now live in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and the date of when this was written reminds of how long I have been planning my escape!)

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