Heart Of The City

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions

 

 

Deep in the heart of the city

Where you have to fight to live each day

I saw an old friend of mine

Bow to his knees and pray

 

Along came the red-eyed policeman

Sadly he did say,

ďThereís nothing here in the law books

That says that you canít stay right hereĒ

 

And people gathered around him

To see if he was well

Iím not the only one

Who heard him slam the gates to hell

 

From a whisper to a tremble

From a tremble to a roar

Do you think we finally found the keys to heavenís door?

 

From a whisper to a tremble

From a tremble to a roar

Could you imagine if we had ten million more?

 

Up in the sky you can see the thirteenth tribe

Flying hand in hand with a new law for the land

Up in the sky you can see the thirteenth tribe

Flying hand in hand being led by a magic man

 

Singin', ďI have the key Ė I hold the key

You could say that the key has a hold on meĒ

 

Out on the skyline I see a way

I canít turn my head and run Ė Iíve got to be brave

Cuz I have the key and I hide the key

Ainít no way that you can take it from me

 

Out on the highway I know my role

Hangin' on to an old street light

And makin' half dreams whole

 

Iíve had the dreams and I hold 'em true

Sitting here tryin' to figure out the next thing I should do

Iíve had the dreams and Iíve seen the unseen

Iíve got so much power that Iím bustin' at the seams