Why Does She Love This City?

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Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Fading roses, like her skin

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Jagged mountains keep her in

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

On rooftops boys fly kites in the wind

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Green fields of poppy in the breeze

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Mothers weep for broken dreams

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Blue minarets and crumbling peace

 

There is nowhere in this world

Where her tears could fall like snow

There is nowhere in this world

Where hope can set the sails

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

She sees what only she can see

 

Words and Music by Janielle Beh


[Cover Photo: Jean Chung.]

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