Subcity
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


People say it doesn't exist
'Cause no one would like to admit
That there is a city underground
Where people live everyday
Off the waste and decay
Off the discards of their fellow man

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
Won't you please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

They say there's too much crime in these city streets
My sentiments exactly
Government and big business hold the purse strings
When I worked I worked in the factories
I'm at the mercy of the world
I guess I'm lucky to be alive

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
Won't you please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

They say we've fallen through the cracks
They say the system works
But we won't let it help
I guess they never stop to think
We might just want handouts
Way to make an honest living
Living this ain't living

Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please, please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

What did I do deserve this
Had my trust in god
Worked everyday of my life
Thought I had some guarantees
That's what I thought
At least that's what I thought

'Cause here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please give the President my honest regards
For disregarding me

Last night I had another restless sleep
Wondering what tomorrow might bring
Last night I dreamed
A cold blue light was shining down on me
I screamed myself awake
Thought I must be dying, dying
Thought I must be dying, dying

'Cause here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please give the President my honest regards
Oh, for disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me
Disregarding me

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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Comments from YouTube:

Skill Builder

What a song. I have never understood why this didn't become an anthem. Too hard to sing I suppose.

robertdegiro

its tracy best song and yes with a killer message

aladin glory

You're have to stay focus

Frédéric Ringuet

J adore C est magnifique

MicroWorldLover

Well, she has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and also for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. That is not nothing. Because she is she, she will make it there.

MicroWorldLover

Go to: Kennedy Centre Honours Buddy Guy. Watch TC sing 'Hound Dog'.

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Jo McMahon

This song means as much in the present day as it did the day she wrote it.

Chris Taylor

Perhaps more so.

Michael Petersen

Timeless music

Madalaeric Khoza

This song always reduce me to tears, God bless Tracy.. May your light shine to eternity

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