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I hear those sirens
all through the night
Whispering to me
the noise never leaves
Need to stop smoking trees

The problem is When one leak’s fixed
Another one always springs
When all’s not well
It’s so hard to keep
These promises to my health
mind’s always flooded
 waterfalls flowing
Through my veins
 The water’s muddy

Playing the blues
 with my heartstrings

The blood buzz has gone
I see no spirit within
just a hurdle to jump.
But allow me to digress, 
as Everybody is obsessed 
with numbers on a screen
 dictating their lives
Passing them by with glazed eyes 
the morning after
Such as mine

even though I try
Heavyweight's always on my mind

Of addictions, self-afflicted
In a life of privilege
Deny playing the role of a weak opportunist
But still I’ll put on a front writing all my wrongs
And put them down this song
Judge if you will
But at least I’ve got my view
Through the windowsill
staring at purple hills
 there will be days
Better days 
than the ones I’ve spent
in the shade
the music’s ebb and tide
Nulls the pain
in the city so lonely 
of people so vain 
staring at their own reflections
 who am I to assume their intentions?

I can't relate
so let's stop pretending

Oh these times, they make me sick,
take me back to Sai Kung
Where I could watch the boats sail in
all day on a whim
Take me back to Sai Kung
Where I could watch the boats sail in

Now I hear those sirens all through the night.


from The Town and The City, released November 27, 2018


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