Living for the City Lyrics

Stevie Wonder

credits


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stevie Wonder
album: Track 3 in album Innervisions
release date: 1973-8-3
popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soul/Funk/Rhythm & Blues
length: 7:24
producer: Stevie Wonder
arranger: Stevie Wonder
associate producer: Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil
composer: Stevie Wonder
lyricist: Stevie Wonder

Album Information

label: Tamla
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Stevie Wonder Innervisions cover art

Lyrics

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A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floors for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city yeah

His sister's black but she is sho 'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Too High
  • 2 Visions
  • 3 Living for the City
  • 4 Golden Lady
  • 5 Higher Ground
  • 6 Jesus Children of America
  • 7 All in Love Is Fair
  • 8 Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
  • 9 He's Misstra Know-It-All