Lyrics for “City of Dreams” Flood Relief Song

By request, I’m posting the lyrics to the “City of Dreams”, the song that I wrote and recorded this week in support of the Red Cross after Nashville was hit by devastating flooding.

You can watch the video at this youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvpG4lTSVmA

CITY OF DREAMS

I’M POETS AND PIRATES AND LEGENDS AND LORE

HONKYTONK ANGELS AND OLD TROUBADORS

LOST SOULS AND LOVERS WITH HEARTS ON THEIR SLEEVES

I AM YOUR CITY OF DREAMS

I’M DIRT ROADS AND FIREFLIES AND BRIGHT NEON LIGHTS

HIGH RISES, DOUBLEWIDES, LEFT WING AND RIGHT

AS BIG OR AS SMALL AS YOU WANT ME TO BE

I AM YOUR CITY, I AM YOUR…

CITY OF DREAMS

MY FAITH IS JUST WORN IT’S JUST

TATTERED AND TORN AT THE SEAMS

BUT DON’T YOU GIVE UP, DON’T YOU GIVE UP

DON’T GIVE UP ON ME

I’M TEACHERS AND RESEARCH AND FARMS BALING HAY

SPORTS FANS AND SYMPHONIES, BEER AND CHAMPAGNE

I’M BLACK AND I’M WHITE AND ALL SHADES IN BETWEEN

I AM YOUR CITY OF DREAMS

I’M BAPTIZED IN TEARS AND A RIVER OF RAIN

THE TEARS WILL RUN DRY BUT THE SCARS WILL REMAIN

BUT I’M NOT AS BROKEN AS I KNOW I SEEM

‘CAUSE I AM YOUR CITY, I AM YOUR…

CITY OF DREAMS

MY FAITH IS JUST WORN IT’S JUST

TATTERED AND TORN AT THE SEAMS

BUT DON’T YOU GIVE UP, DON’T YOU GIVE UP

DON’T GIVE UP ON ME

I’M STRONG AND I’M SACRED

THAT SWEET SOUTHERN GRACE IT RUNS DEEP

SO DON’T YOU GIVE UP, DON’T YOU GIVE UP

DON’T GIVE UP ON ME

Written by Victoria Banks (May 5, 2010)

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