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Living for the City
by Stevie Wonder



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 movin' in the right direction
Livin' 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 get a penny
Livin' just enough, just enough for the city

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
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Livin' just enough, just enough for the city

Her brother's smart, he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
'Cause where he lives, they don't use colored people
Livin' just enough, just enough for the city, yeah

Livin' for the city, yeah, enough for the city, yeah
Livin' for the city, enough for the city
Livin' for the, yeah, it's only for the city, everybody
For the city, for the city
For the city, for city
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written by WONDER, STEVIE
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