Who Sang City? The Church

The Church Gold Afternoon Fix cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-2-22
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 3:25
producer: The Church and Waddy Wachtel
membranophone: Richard Ploog
vocal: Steve Kilbey
mixer: Waddy Wachtel and Shep Lonsdale
engineer: Shep Lonsdale
guitar: Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper
keyboard & bass guitar: Steve Kilbey
assistant engineer: Joe Schiff
Some other versions of "City"

Lyrics
There, smoke turns into serpents in the air
Beware, there's no sanctuary anywhere
On this very spot, a great city once stood
It oozed with evil but it felt so good
Well I don't know
Where did it go?


And here, there's lots of method in their madness dear
And we're considering remaining here
In this very house a giant was born
With two angry eyes and one sharp black horn
Well I don't know
How could he grow?


The fountains gush wine
The chimneys spurt flowers
Where me and my friends pass the fleeting hours
Well yes and no
Where did they go?


Goodbye, there's no reason, there's no alibi
I'll try to write you a letter from the cyclone's eye
On this very day, a hundred years before
They opened up the future like it was a door
Well I don't know
Where did it go?


The towers stretch up, the spires spiral odd
Behind the vicar's gate, the sign, "Beware of God"
Well I don't know
Where did he go?

Tracklist
Cassette 1
  • 1 Pharaoh
  • 2 Metropolis
  • 3 Terra Nova Cain
  • 4 City
  • 5 Monday Morning
  • 6 Russian Autumn Heart
  • 7 Essence
  • 8 You're Still Beautiful
  • 9 Disappointment
  • 10 Transient
  • 11 Laughing
  • 12 Fading Away
  • 13 Grind

  • Release information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: Cassette
    barcode: 7822185794
    script: Latin