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Subcity  Tracy Chapman



[G]People say it doesn't exist [Am]
'Cause no one would like to admit[C]
That there is a city undergro[G]und
Where people live everyday [Am]
Off the waste and decay [C]
Off the discards of their fellow m[G]an
[G]Here in subcity life is hard[Am] [C]
[G]We can't receive any go[Am]vernment reli[D]ef
I'd like to please [G]give Mr. President my ho[Am]nest reg[C]ards
For disrega[D]rding [G]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 worked I worked in the factories
I'm at the mercy of the world
I guess I'm lucky to be alive
They say we've fallen[Am] through the cracks
[G]They say the system works
But we won't let it
I guess they never stop to think
We m[G]ight not just want handouts
But a way to make an honest li[Am]ving
Living this ain't li[G]ving
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
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