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The City

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[Intro]
 
[Em] [D] [C]
 
[Verse1]
 
[Em] This city neve[D]never slee[C]sleeps
[Em] I hear the people walk by when it's[D]it's late [C]
[Em]Sirens bleed through my window sill, I [D]can't [C]close my eyes
[Em]Don't control what I'm in[D]into [C]
[Em]This tower is al[D]alive [C]
[Em]The lights that blind keep me aw[D]awake [C]
[Em]With my hood up and lace untied,[D]untied, sleep[C]sleep fills my mind
[Em]Don't control what I'm in[D]into [C]
 
 
[Hook]
 
[C] London c[D]alls me a stranger,[Em] a traveller[G]
[C] This is [D]now my home,[G]home, my home
[Em]Oh, oh,[D]oh, I'm burning [C]on the back streets
[Em]Oh, oh, st[D]stuck he[C]here sitting in the back seat,
[Em]Oh, oh, and I'm [D]blazing on[C]on the street
And [C]what I do isn't up to you,
And if the [D]city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
[Verse2]
 
[Em]The pavement is my[D]my frien[C]friend
[Em] It will take me where I need to [D]go [C]
[Em]I find it trips me up,[D]up, and p[C]puts me down
[Em]This is not what I’m u[D]used to[C]to
[Em] The shop across the[D]the road [C]
[Em] Fulfills my needs and gives me c[D]company[C]ompany, when I need it
[Em]Voices speak through my walls,[D]walls, I don’t think[C]think I’m gonna make it
[Em]Past tomorr[D]tomorrow [C]
 
 
[Hook]
 
[C] London c[D]alls me a stranger,[Em] a travelle[G]r
[C] This is [D]now my home,[G]home, my home
[Em]Oh, oh,[D]oh, I'm burning [C]on the back streets
[Em]Oh, oh, st[D]stuck he[C]here sitting in the back seat,
[Em]Oh, oh, and I'm [D]blazing on[C]on the street
And [C]what I do isn't up to you,
And if the [D]city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
[Bridge]
 
[C] And my lungs hur[D]hurt, And my ears bled,
[Em] With the sound of the city life[G]life, echoed in my head
[C] Do I need this[D]this, to keep me alive
[G]The traffic stops and starts but I need to move along
 
 
[Verse3]
 
[Em]I’m from a city where the rain won’t cease
Po[D]Pollution in the air matches [C]that on the street
The b[Em]black smoke gets you head into a muddle, like
[D]Walking into ele[C]elephant syringes in the puddle, like
[Em] I was a country boy when I moved out
[D]Grew up too fast for m[C]my family to find out
[Em]Now I try to stop my music running into nosedives
[D]Can’t resort to arrogance with [C]white lies
[Em] This city won’t erase me
But [D]I can’t help to see how this [C]dark city changed me
[Em]It’s all the same scene, music is my life
But[D]But I try to fight what[C]whatever I need to hide from
[Em] North, South, East, West,
London’s my [D]home now, knees weak, [C]but we never slow down
[Em]Now I start to do my music properly
And [D]stay from all the nega[C]negative shit that will follow me
 
 
[Hook]
 
[C] London [D]calls me a stranger[Em]stranger, a travelle[G]traveller
[C] This is[D*]is now my home[G]home, my home
[Em]Oh, oh,[D]oh, I'm burning [C]on the back streets
[Em]Oh, oh, st[D]stuck he[C]here sitting in the back seat,
[Em]Oh, oh, and I'm [D]blazing on[C]on the street
And [C]what I do isn't up to you,
And if the [D]city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
[Outro]
 
[Em]Oh, oh,[D]oh, I'm burning [C]on the back streets
[Em]Oh, oh, st[D]stuck he[C]here sitting in the back seat,
[Em]Oh, oh, and I'm [D]blazing on[C]on the street
C*
And what I do isn't up to you,
And if the [D*]city never sleeps then that makes two [Em]
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Updated 2019-08-31
Views: 1,671 Poster: Tobi (Tobi approved)
Author: Ed Sheeran Genre: US-UK Favorite: 1
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