THE JAM lyrics - In The City

Sounds From The Street

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Sounds from the street, sounds so sweet What's my name? It hurts my brain to think Sounds from the city, sound so pretty Young bands playing Young kids digging - And I dig them The USA's got the sea Yeah, but the British kid's got the streets I don't mind, the city's right Sounds from the street, sounds just fine I know I come from Woking and you say I'm a fraud But my heart's in the city, where it belongs Words from the voices Rock and roll rejoices It's something new, it's something young for a change Sounds from the street, they sound so sweet They gotta take notice Why should they stop us? We don't need them We're never gonna change a thing And the situation's rapidly decreasing But what can I do? I'm trying to be true That's more than you, at least I'm doing something

Guns High

ACE HOOD "Gutta"
We come from a city where the young dies So why not get to use and push your guns high Bout to lose and that's the reason why we must try The streets hot from the night to the sunrise And this is what it sounds like Came up from the ground now I woke up on the morning yawnin Mind addicted to money, grab the clip and them hundreds and half a ounce of that scummy Ready to hit the block, tryna to seek em before they tell me If I don't make it home, tell my mama to pray for me I'm a get it cuz I gotta, raced in it from the bottom Pussy nigga get shot up, so shut up and give me props Niggas they want me dead, and I swear that it ain't no stoppin I'ma go out and get it, just watch me pop off your socket Play the eighth for you haters, they see me at corner packin We the best that's the lesson, I take you pussys to college Imagine me, I'm Gutta, to be the best is a habit I swear that til I parish, I keep these pussys in panic We come from a city where the young dies So why not get to use and push your guns high Bout to lose and that's the reason why we must try The streets hot from the night to the sunrise And this is what it sounds like Came up from the ground now Watch me move through the city, caught up in my religion Only vision to get it, is to take it without a witness Say that they want me dead and it's fuck em, that's my decision. Fuck em with middle fingers, them punks in the penitentary Walk the block with this energy, give a mug at my enemy Tell em who they supposed to be, hang em up like a poster be Play em like monopoly, til the end of my time I be G.U.T.T.A, Mr. Ace double-o D, the protigy Tell em they can follow me, only cabbage and celery Gettin money heavily, smokin up on that privately Ain't no vegitarians, play with me and you burn with me Better have a pass to hit my streets with the curtosy We come from a city where the young dies So why not get to use and push your guns high Bout to lose and that's the reason why we must try The streets hot from the night to the sunrise And this is what it sounds like Came up from the ground now Life from the ghetto, we be real-al People only recognize, the real-al Cops hate because we don't squeal-al But we don't give a fuck bout how them feel-el See ain't nobody stoppin way, tell them fast seat back away Love where we come from, know where we come from We don't care bout what them got to say Let them know that we do not play, takin over soon as they Let us open the door, so we can shibbi-dibbi do ba deh We come from a city where the young dies So why not get to use and push your guns high Bout to lose and that's the reason why we must try The streets hot from the night to the sunrise And this is what it sounds like Came up from the ground now [Repeat]

This City Never Sleeps

JASON WALKER "Midnight Starlight"
This city never sleeps but it sure knows how to sleep tonight And my heart knows how to beat but it don't know how to beat right And I can see the streets but I can't see the street signs With my eyes on the sidewalk I was lost, it was so dark I'm alone, I'm alive And my hope still scrapes the sky Like all these buildings I will try To leave the world behind until my head is clear Draw a new skyline... and change my atmosphere It's different now I swear There's something in the air tonight And I can only stare at the glimmer of the night lights And what I used to be scared of is making me aware of why I lift my eyes from the sidewalk I was so lost, it was dark I'm alone, I'm alive And my hope still scrapes the sky Like all these buildings I will try To leave the world behind until my head is clear Draw a new skyline... and change my atmosphere Yeah, yeah, I'll change my atmosphere My hope still scrapes the sky Like all these buildings I will try To leave the world behind until my head is clear Oh yeah my hope still scrapes the sky Like all these buildings I will try To leave the world behind until my head is clear Draw a new skyline... and change my atmosphere I'll change my atmosphere I'll change my atmosphere This city, this city never sleeps (Yeah) This city never sleeps (Yeah) This city never sleeps This city never sleeps

Sound Of A Gun

AUDIOSLAVE "Revelations"
In the here and the now I'll wait down among the young and the old With the moon and the ground I play with my children in my home This is for the daughters and sons of forgotten ones learning how to stand This is for the innocent unknowns buried in the sand All running from a sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun 'til you're weary Running from the sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun From the crack in the blackness I'll wake, it's getting closer every night In my city the playground is a battleground between the wrong and the right I could run free as a child I was safe and wild, naked, and unarmed Now I'm gone and safe in my home but some will never stop Running from the sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun 'til they're weary Running from the sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun The open mouth of the city swallowed up the town On that same old concrete that I still walk down And it seemed they put a shine on this place when I was young Well maybe I just don't see it now Running from the sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun 'til I'm weary Running from the sound of a gun Running from the sound of a gun Hey! I'm running from the sound of a gun I'm running from the sound of a gun I'm running from the sound of a gun I'm running from, running from the sound of a gun

I Believe

R.E.M. "Lifes Rich Pageant"
When I was young and full of grace and spirited--a rattlesnake. When I was young and fever fell My spirit, I will not tell You're on your honor not to tell I believe in coyotes and time as an abstract Explain the change, the difference between What you want and what you need, there's the key, Your adventure for today, what do you do Between the horns of the day I believe my shirt is wearing thin And change is what I believe in When I was young and give and take And foolish said my fool awake When I was young and fever fell My spirit, I will not tell You're on your honor, on your honor Trust in your calling, make sure your calling's true Think of others, the others think of you Silly rule golden words make, practice, practice makes perfect, Perfect is a fault, and fault lines change I believe my humor's wearing thin And change is what I believe in I believe my shirt is wearing thin And change is what I believe in When I was young and full of grace As spirited a rattlesnake When I was young and fever fell My spirit, I will not tell You're on your honor, on your honor I believe in example I believe my throat hurts Example is the checker to the key I believe my humor's wearing thin And I believe the poles are shifting I believe my shirt is wearing thin And change is what I believe in

Mega!! Kung Fu Radio

POWERMAN 5000 "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio"
What's that sound that you're hearing What's that noise... It sounds like a trash can exploding It sounds like a mess It sounds like you're feeling pretty good It sounds like a world in distress It sounds like the speaker's broken It sounds like a fire It sounds like OK, OK It sounds like a riot Mega!! Kung fu radio It sounds like a freak of nature It sounds like you've been gone for awhile It sounds like you ain't so happy It sounds like 5000 style It sounds like you think that you're bulletproof It sounds like hey what can I say It sounds like we're taking over It sounds like get out of my way Mega!! Kung fu radio What's that... sound!!

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