The City (Children 18:3)

We are the city Where the lights come on and they never go out And the streets are filled with the children's shouts I want to hear you sing that song for me I want to capture one at a time All the little brown flecks that made my eyes go blind All the wide eyed splendor that I put in a frame I want to tear it down and let it throw perspective insane Oh, there's a light up in a box at the top of the post Giving direction to the shadows that could use it the most Well, turn aside governor at the sound of her voice It's wisdom herself that offers the choice Oh, come to the city We're taking over the world We're taking over the world We are the city With the lights strung out on the evergreen trees And the yard lit up so the neighbors can see Come on and capture what you think you couldn't keep Turn on the light switch and every thing's bright It doesn't even take a moment to erase the night Well, how would it be if I knew this was true If I opened my eyes and tried to help you What good is salt if it stops being salty? I tried to run but my cover was blown What good is a map if it gives no direction? And what good is home if it isn't your home? Oh, come to the city We're taking over the world We're taking over the world My momma said, son, you're a little man Listen to me and understand Soon we're gonna take that car And drive away where ever we are Let's go, we'll catch a ride to the city Let's go, where the streets are wide Let's go, we'll catch a ride to the city Let's go, go, go, go, go Oh, come to the city We're taking over the world We're taking over the world We're taking over Oh, come to the city We're taking over the world We're taking over the world We're taking over Oh, come to the city We're taking over the world We're taking over the world We are the city