Life in the City

“The Prodigal again, after recuperating, tries his luck in the world…

“This song came from my frequent experiences in New York City and while I lived in Bondi Beach outside of Sydney, Australia, for a few years. I love New York and Sydney! I love it all! But I can’t help but think that other people feel as I do at times…very small and isolated… The truth may be that we are never really alone or separate… Much of the cultural world, and commercial shapers of such, try to manipulate us into feeling incomplete or lacking in order to get us to buy stuff…so we can feel accepted and perhaps loved… A city is an environmental exaggeration of human-ness… Exciting, interactive and complex with perpetual social coercion which is a good thing to be aware of!”


Life in the city
It glistens and gleams
Everyone is so pretty
It’s just how it seems
 
Me and my friends go out for drinks some days
Coffee and tea just the same
The circles that I run with, around this circle that I call myself… 
 
Life in the city
Buildings glisten and glean
Everyone is so busy
And I am unseen
 
Me and my friends go out on sprees some days
Shopping for things to take up space
These circles that I draw, the circles around my eyes I draw myself…
 
Life in the city
Where nothing is green
Everything is so gritty
And I am unseen (unclean)
 
Me and my friends go out for drinks some days
Coffee and tea just the same
The circles that I run with, around this circles that I call myself…
I call myself…
 
I draw myself…