Behind The Song: “City Folks”

August 21, 2018

I live two hours north of Boston and, like many Northerners, I enjoy going into the city for an evening or day trip. I like to watch people do life in an environment that’s very different from my own and romanticize about living in their world. “City Folks” is meant to capture the feeling of being in love with the idea of the city. It’s a “grass is always greener” look at city living and a reminder of the satisfaction found in appreciating what you have.

Notes
* The city sounds heard at the beginning of the song were captured in NYC, Boston and Chiang Rai (Thailand).
* The rain sounds in the background of verse three were captured from my back porch in Derry, NH.

Lyrics
Take a train at the same time
I do it every morning
Work that job until dark
So we can keep the lights on

I wish that we could be
Just like those folks from the city
I dream about the things they do a
And their different way of living

Dress up and go out
It’s the perfect kind of evening
On the town, spent with you
We could catch a late-night picture

I wish that we could be
Just like those folks from the city
I dream about the things they do a
And their different way of living

Saturday, wake up slow
In our studio apartment
Watch the rain from a cafe
Dream of moving to the country

I wish that we could be
Just like those folks from the city
I dream about the things they do a
And their different way of living

I wish that we could be
Just like those folks from the city
I dream about the things they do a
And their different way of living

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