Tracy Chapman - Subcity

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Song 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 Mr. 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 work,i work in the factories

I`m at the mercy of the world

I guess I`m lucky to be alive

They say we`ve fallen through the cracks

They say the system works

But we won`t let it


I guess they never stop to think

We might not just want handouts

But a way to make an honest living

Living this ain`t living

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

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

Thought I must be dying

Release History

The Tracy Chapman song "Subcity" appears on the following albums:
27 September 1989

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Greatest Hits

  1. Talkin' Bout A Revolution (2:41)
  2. Fast Car (4:56)
  3. For You (3:09)
  4. Baby Can I Hold You (3:14)
  5. For My Lover (3:13)
  6. Cross Roads (4:12)
  7. Subcity (5:14)
  8. A Hundred Years (4:20)
  9. Freedom Now (4:02)
  10. Bang Bang Bang (4:22)
  11. So (3:27)
  12. Woman's Work (2:00)
  13. Give Me One Reason (4:30)
  14. I'm Ready (4:56)
  15. New Beginning (4:23)
  16. Telling Stories (3:59)
  17. Speak The Word (4:12)
  18. It's Ok (4:13)
  19. Wedding Song (4:37)


  1. Subcity (5:14)
  2. All That You Have Is Your Soul (5:17)
  3. Freedom Now (4:02)

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