Rainy Day Writing

Writing, Reading, Inspirations and Aspirations

City Beat

©2016 by Ilona Elliott

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In the city, there are people, making music on the corners and music in the street,

Though you know they gotta struggle just to find somethin to eat.

In the city, there is energy, and the energy hums with a human beat

In the city, there is energy, and it ebbs and flows in the people you meet

In the city there is energy and the energy marches to an uphill beat

In the city, there is energy, and it’s the same life that flows through you and me.

In the city, there are people, working hard everyday just to make ends meet,

They’re just a paycheck or two away from livin in the street.

In the city, there are woman, with holes in their stockings and blisters on their feet,

But they gotta keep walkin and working them streets.

In the city, there are people, hard enough to take advantage of the lonely and the weak,

In the city, there are people, who will offer you salvation and a place to sleep.

In the city, you know the man, can grow bitter and cold while he’s walkin his beat,

But you gotta keep an open heart in spite of all you see.

 

In the city, there is energy, and the energy hums with a human beat

In the city, there is energy, and it ebbs and it flows through the people you meet

In the city, there is energy, and the people are all marchin to an uphill beat

In the city, there is energy, and it’s the same damn life that flows through me.

 

In the city…beat…In the city…beat…In the city…beat. Beat. Beat.

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