The Pretenders: My City Was Gone Meaning
My City Was Gone Lyrics
anonymous Oct 24th 2020 report
A song about coming home again and it not being emotionally as you left it, people are different YOU are different and your sentimental for it to be the same but everything in you has changed too. It’s about seeing things through rose colored glasses. Seeing things perhaps better than they were even. As an adult you are rooted more in reality and you are mourning your glorified perception of the past; this song speaks to the actual
And the imagined.
A great song by The Pretenders to help us think about preserving our environment and learn to be content with a little less. Imagine going back after many years to find your old home in the city that you were familiar with and born into to only find it gone as you knew it. Remembering the memories in the places that were washed away under the pavements of highways and parking lots that were steamrolled over to disappear forever like a ''paradise lost'' to our heart and soul. Whenever hearing this song reminds me also of ''The Talking Heads''--''take me to the river'' song to be dipped in the water to cool off our heads and feet with the hope the river is still there and hasn't been damned and dried up to be forgotten for ever.
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