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Hello City

Hello City...

Another night at the palace, 'cause there is nothing else to do.
The same people, the same drinks
and the same music, the same quicksand.
I think this harbour town is waist deep and sinking fast.

Hello city, you've found an enemy in me.
Hello city, hello city.

Second night at the warehouse, and my mock turtleneck just reeks.
From the liquor room to the changeroom
To the doom and gloom of the hotel room,
I wish this seaside beerhall would sink into the bay.


Maybe I caught you at a bad time,
Maybe I should call you back next week,
Maybe half the fault was mine that the sun didn't shine on Barrington Street.

It's three o'clock in the morning, and I'm hungry so let's eat.
Climb down three flights to the streetlights
And the barfights, we're just taking in the sights.
I hope tomorrow that I wake up in my own bed.


"What a good place to be, don't believe them,
'Cause they speak a different language
And it's never been happy for me.
It's Happy Hour again."

Hello city, hello city.

Words and Music by Stephen Page & Ed Robertson

CBC Variety Recordings: Barenaked Ladies (Promotional Album) CBC Variety Recordings Version:
This disc was issued to radio stations by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
All versions are pre-Gordon versions, recorded in August, 1991.
Gordon (Studio Album) Gordon Version:
Andy Creeggan: Congas, piano, vocals, wat'ups.
Jim Creeggan: Double bass, vocals.
Steven Page: Lead vocal, wat'ups.
Ed Robertson: Guitars, vocals.
Tyler Stewart: Drums, wat'ups.
Tom Walsh: Trombone.
Rock Spectacle (Live Album) Rock Spectacle Version:
Recorded live at either the Riviera in Chicago or the Olympia in Montreal, in Spring 1996.

Jim Creeggan: Bass guitar, double bass, vocals.
Kevin Hearn: Accordion, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals.
Steven Page: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocal.
Ed Robertson: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals.
Tyler Stewart: Drums, vocals.