Oh, the city’s alight with lovers and lies
And bright blue eyes.
Oh, the city is bright, it’s brighter than day tonight.
Sadie said she couldn’t work out what it was all about
And so she let go.
Now Sadie’s on the street and the people she meets you know.
She tried to be a good girl and a good wife
Raise a good family
Lead a good life
It’s not good enough
She got herself up on the 48th floor
Gotta find out
Find out what she’s living for.
Oh, the city’s afire
A passionate flame that knows me by name.
Oh, the city’s desire to take me for more and more.
It’s in the street gettin’ under my feet
It’s in the air, it’s everywhere I look for you.
It’s in the things that I do and say
And it I wanna live I gotta die to myself someday.