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Living For The City

Lyrics

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 moving in the right direction
full lyrics
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 moving in the right direction
full lyrics

Features of This Track

funk influences
heavy use of vocal harmonies
paired vocal harmony
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
an emotional male lead vocal performance
electric pianos
prominent use of synth
political lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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This song reminds me of my first day in Detroit. I was 5 when it happened
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JOY
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desisportsba r b e r s h o p
This is Strong Music
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Great song, on every level. <3
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My life growing up in NYC in late sixties. and seventies ....
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divax17
Stevie is a legend!
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This should be the theme of 'Middle Class' America
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The man got soul!
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Black diamond enjoy Stevie and mj but live in the moments you have you ll never get them back little girl live,awynnca k e r y @ g m a i l
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Love it!
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Nobody commented on this in so long. It's sad that this still goes on in some places of the world.
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I absolutely love this song!!!!!! To bad I wasn't around for this good music and not the crap they put on the radio now. ;(
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This song awesome
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fantabulous
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This song comes on every day on Pandora at work and I never get tired of it!
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what a VOICE on this track...!
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dstinson76
Still love this song after 30 years
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jwbaby
go dad
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jwbaby
my dad is great
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Favorite Stevie song.
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dunnrn
TELL IT!
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LOVE this song. Even though the subject gets weighty, have to sing or dance along whenever it comes on.
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flcwalker
I am glad that I was around when GREAT music was made by GREAT musicians. Stevie Wonder is the MAN!; the lyrics to his songs really mean something - wish I could hear JESUS CHILDREN (one of his Classics).
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flcwalker
Thank you Stevie, YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Stevie's music is timeless.
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What an awesome fusion of music and emotion! Thank you, Stevie Wonder.
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what a great song. i love the one keyboard part--it sounds like an old Weather Report song
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i agree, pmdunn21. timeless is a great word to describe this song.
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It's hard to believe this song is more than 30 years old. It's still relevant and a classic, timeless song -- one of Stevie's best.
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Classic Stevie! This song is timeless.
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smenyew
such a good singer and musician
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my ex boyfriend put me on to this song and yes i really love it Stevie is awesome i wish i could meet him and he makes all the people with any kind of disability feel likr they can do anything because look what kind of challenges he over came
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stevie wonder is one of a kind.
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the skit always gets me so upset
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sherhonda.fe r r i o l e
I would like to know if you have the instrumental of Living for the city by steve Wonder.
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sherhonda.fe r r i o l e
also the instrumental for Freddy's Dead
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ddcdnotes
THIS IS REAL MUSIC...
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AN AWESOME SONG _ A GIFT TO ALL
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one of the greatest songs ever made. a song that our grand & great grandparents can relate to.

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