When the City Chose to Sing

by The Grownups

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Well I could barely look
I couldn’t feel a thing
I just shook
When the city, the city chose to sing

And we returned
What was never ours to take
And we repaired
What we couldn’t help but break

And every locked door opened
To the church bell’s ring
And all that had lay waiting
Well it finally took wing

And every homeless body
Was crowned queen and king
When the city chose to answer
When the city chose to sing

And the powerful and happy
Well they didn’t hear a thing
When the city took pity
And chose to sing

To sing … to sing … to sing
We chose to sing

And all those hidden graces
That were trapped deep within
Were welcomed back like heroes
As the daylight flooded in

And all that gentle beauty
It arose with a grin
When we finally found the courage
To turn to higher things

And all we’d not forgiven
Didn’t add up to a thing
When we lay down our arms
And chose to sing

To sing … to sing … to sing

Is this what we came here for …

… to sing

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released February 26, 2013

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The Grownups Melbourne, Australia

The Grownups appeared on the Australian independent charts in the late 80s with two singles (Into The Beyond and Snakebite) and an EP. They reformed in the 2010s as a recording-only project. Their debut album, The Light-Filled Corner, features 20-year-old songs alongside recent tracks. ... more

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