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The City Sounds Like...


 

The city sounds like

Raaaauu Raaauuu Raaauu

Bittadatdatdat Bittadatdatdat

Guns Fire, ambulance, police, Fire Fighting, People Fighters

The city sounds like

“Oh baby you’d do it if you love me”

And

“It don’t feel the same with one on baby, so do it to me slowly”

The city sounds like

Babies crying dying and “Honey I just ‘came out’ to my family”

The city sounds like

Thighs rubbing together with slurpings of Sprite from McDonalds with a side of a Big Mac

The city sounds like

“Can I have some change please, please I gotta feed my family”

“Trick give me my money by tomorrow or I’ll cut yo ass!”

The city sounds like

Empty promises from crack feigning mothers like

“Afternoon delight

Try not to fright baby you know I love you

Now sleep

Sleep and don’t worry about me

Hopefully I’ll see you in the morning

And if I get to see the sun again

I’ll give you the world

I promise

The city sounds like

(Mouthing) “Can you hear me?”

(Motioning: banging on glass) “Can you hear me?”

(Whisper): “Can you hear me?”

(Normal tone): “Can you hear me?”

(Yelling): “Can you hear me?! I will no longer go unheard by those who oppress and depress me!”

(Normal tone): “Can you hear me?”

(Whisper): “Can you hear me?”

(Mouthing) “Can you hear me?”

The city sounds like

“Extra Extra read all about it! Paris Hilton Finally gets some talent, Oprah gains 60 pounds for the 80th time, Saw 93 in theaters now near you! World Peace continues to get pushed back and ‘shit like’ news continues to get front pages and Top Stories.

Extra Extra Gossip all about it!”
The city sounds like

‘Ziiippp’ “Ok Big daddy, you got what you wanted, that’ll be $200 baby…cash or credit?”

The city sounds like

A life undone

With obstacles and trials

Victory and the overcoming

Without this the city, your life would be nothing

The city sounds like

A life well done