Going to the City

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I’m going to the city
Going to stay
Going to the city for the rest of my days
Gonna make some money
Gonna make new friends
Gonna learn to love, love again


It’s a long way home
It’s a long way home
It’s a long way home

Going to the city
Gonna ride the train
Everything old is new again
Gonna sell my car
Never going home
In a city of millions
I’ll never be alone


Nothing good happens these days
Gotta learn to live, live again
Going to the city
Gonna die alone
In a Potter’s field they’ll rest my bones



from After Dark, released June 3, 2004
Words and Music by Mark Messerly



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Messerly & Ewing Cincinnati, Ohio

When Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing went on hiatus, it wasn’t even official. Cincy band Wussy kept Messerly busy and Ewing had a similar schedule with Catalog Cowboys. But somehow they still found time to do acoustic gigs. In 2009, the pair resolved to celebrate their 15th year together by adding Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian as their backing band and turn up the volume. ... more

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