City of Dreams

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    The two bonus tracks are covers of Bob Dylan's 'Masters of War' and a groovy, folky version of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive.'
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Andy says: A song I wrote in Brixton in 1987 (and wrote a second verse for in 2015), dedicated to the late Glyn Andrews.

Photo of Canary Wharf by Andy Worthington, 2012.

lyrics

City of Dreams (Andy Worthington)

When I first came to the city
From the land where time stood still
It was every night a funfair
From my bedsit window sill
But then the money ran out
And I started to revolve
Around cheating time and drinking wine
That lost me my resolve

Chorus

City of dreams
You give me nightmares
Plate glass steel and bloodshot chrome
I heard many say that you're the answer
But only my dreams are home
Only my dreams are home

I wrote this song as a young man
When my despair was full
Thatcher won a third term
And seemed unstoppable
Finally she crashed and burned
But the damage had been done
She made this world of unfettered greed
That must now be overcome

Chorus (repeat)

credits

from Love and War, released September 21, 2015
Written by Andy Worthington

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The Four Fathers London, UK

Militant, melodic rock & roots reggae band, based in SE London, mostly playing original protest music. Journalist and activist Andy Worthington (lead vocals, electro-acoustic guitar), Richard Clare (electric guitar, vocals), Bren Horstead (drums, percussion), Andrew Fifield (flute, harmonica), Paul Rooke (bass). ... more

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