The City Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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C chord D chord Em chord G chord
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INTRO
 
Em D C
 
 
VERSE 1
 
Em             D     C
 This city never sleeps
Em                                  D     C
 I hear the people walk by when it's late
Em                                     D     C
Sirens bleed through my window sill, I can't close my eyes
Em                       D     C
Don't control what I'm into
Em              D     C
This tower is alive
Em                              D     C
The lights that blind keep me awake
Em                              D     C
With my hood up and lace untied, sleep fills my mind
Em                       D     C
Don't control what I'm into
 
 
HOOK
 
C*         D*                 Em*         G
   London calls me a stranger, a traveller
C*         D*          G
   This is now my home, my home
Em     D            C
Oh, oh, I'm burning on the back streets
Em        D     C
Oh, oh, stuck here sitting in the back seat,
Em              D         C
Oh, oh, and I'm blazing on the street
    C*
And what I do isn't up to you, 
           D*
And if the city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
VERSE 2
 
Em                D     C
The pavement is my friend
Em                                D     C
  It will take me where I need to go
Em                    D     C
I find it trips me up, and puts me down
Em                    D     C
This is not what I’m used to
Em                   D     C
  The shop across the road
Em                                 D     C
   Fulfills my needs and gives me company, when I need it
Em                            D             C
Voices speak through my walls, I don’t think I’m gonna make it
Em         D     C
Past tomorrow
 
 
HOOK
 
C*         D*                 Em*         G
   London calls me a stranger, a traveller
C*         D*          G
   This is now my home, my home
Em     D            C
Oh, oh, I'm burning on the back streets
Em        D     C
Oh, oh, stuck here sitting in the back seat,
Em              D         C
Oh, oh, and I'm blazing on the street
    C*
And what I do isn't up to you, 
           D*
And if the city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
BRIDGE
 
C*                  D*
   And my lungs hurt, And my ears bled,
Em*                               G
  With the sound of the city life, echoed in my head
C*               D*
  Do I need this, to keep me alive
G
The traffic stops and starts but I need to move along
 
 
VERSE 3
 
Em
I’m from a city where the rain won’t cease
  D                          C
Pollution in the air matches that on the street
     Em
The black smoke gets you head into a muddle, like
D               C
Walking into elephant syringes in the puddle, like
Em
  I was a country boy when I moved out
D                     C
Grew up too fast for my family to find out
Em
Now I try to stop my music running into nosedives
D                              C
Can’t resort to arrogance with white lies
Em
  This city won’t erase me
    D                            C
But I can’t help to see how this dark city changed me
Em
It’s all the same scene, music is my life
   D                   C
But I try to fight whatever I need to hide from
Em
  North, South, East, West, 
            D                     C
London’s my home now, knees weak, but we never slow down
Em
Now I start to do my music properly
    D                     C
And stay from all the negative shit that will follow me
 
 
HOOK
 
C*         D*                 Em*         G
   London calls me a stranger, a traveller
C*         D*          G
   This is now my home, my home
Em     D            C
Oh, oh, I'm burning on the back streets
Em        D     C
Oh, oh, stuck here sitting in the back seat,
Em              D         C
Oh, oh, and I'm blazing on the street
    C*
And what I do isn't up to you, 
           D*
And if the city never sleeps then that makes two
 
 
OUTRO
 
Em     D            C
Oh, oh, I'm burning on the back streets
Em        D     C
Oh, oh, stuck here sitting in the back seat,
Em              D         C
Oh, oh, and I'm blazing on the street
    C*
And what I do isn't up to you, 
           D*                                     Em
And if the city never sleeps then that makes two

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