Living for the City Song Lyrics

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Innervisions cover art
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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

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


  • 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 : 135 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Soul/Funk/Rhythm & Blues
    length: 7:24
    producer: Stevie Wonder
    lead vocals: 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