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Saddest City

Miserable is my old city

crying tears that smell of my sweat

grey clouds courting filthy pavements

(the) saddest city is in my head

I am cold and I am darker 

than the houses, who will light them?

perhaps the sunshine in the summer

or one of those handsome young men

Standing alone above the city

I know my aim is somewhere down there

for an hour or just five minutes

time is rain and waters my hair

Like a fire that's dying out now

flickering embers no more flame

that's my city dressed in darkness

and my heart is just the same

Every single ember's  burning

feet that love has stripped of their shoes

tomorrow's rain is gonna sooth them

from the clouds that whisper their blues