Soul of the City (Single)

by Venice Sunlight

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"Soul of the City" is the first single from our upcoming debut full-length album, "Vs. the Swingers and the Saints." It's about drinking whiskey and debating which Death Cab for Cutie record is better, and not necessarily in that order.

The B-Side is a full band version of a previously released acoustic track "Newark and Hudson." It's a song about finding love in New Jersey (which actually does happen, believe it or not).

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released December 21, 2015

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Track Name: Soul of the City
I stormed in the bar and said, "I need a whiskey"
And the glass in my hand never stood a chance
I stormed out the bar a mere three hours later
I guess I never had the nerve to dance

But we've got time

You bid your adieu to the soul of the city
And we both fell from those wuthered lonesome heights
As I insisted your soul meet my body
You said instead, "Let's use those narrow stairs tonight"

Back at the bar we both made our excuses
Yours was I wasn't tall enough to ride
Mine was you looked too good to undress you
But I'm still thinking about the red dress so that was a lie

And we've got time

You bid your adieu to the soul of the city
And we both fell from those wuthered lonesome heights
As I insisted your soul meet my body
You said instead, "Let's use those narrow stairs tonight"

I woke up with my mind on the matter
I’m taken back to the day at the lake
It went down at the stroke of 1 AM
And I pray to my brain your blood to take

So we've got time

You bid your adieu to the soul of the city
And we both fell from those wuthered lonesome heights
As I insisted your soul meet my body
You said instead, "Let's use those narrow stairs tonight"

And I was a stone on a string while you were taking flight
Track Name: Newark and Hudson (B-Side)
I said, "Always take me with you"
But she kicked me right on off that bus
I crawled four blocks back to apathy
And I smiled 'cause it's a long, long way back home

And back at 3rd and Washington
I finally got my feet back on the ground

I've found my moment of clarity
And I'd walk across the USA alone
Just for another day that I could spend with her
She's a million miles away
But she still means my whole world

Yeah, I'd traumatize the west coast every time

Always, the faith she placed inside of me
All night, the heart I placed inside of her
Some day our broken hearts will mend together
Every day I yearn that it'll be before I die

Now I stand somewhere in the architecture
Lost in this urban paradise
Of women too snide to stand beside me
Drinking from their endless coffee cups

And back at Newark and Hudson
I finally answered my own questions

Always, the faith she placed inside of me
All night, the heart I placed inside of her
Some day our broken hearts will mend together
Every day I yearn that it'll be before I die

She takes out her violin and she begins to play a tune
Something back from '65 back when we all felt more alive
It's the last time for The Last Time
(Back at Third and Washington, I finally got my feet back on the ground)
(Back at Newark and Hudson, I finally answered my own questions now)