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sin of the city
coat check girl up in happyland 
has a violent row with a cuban man 
julio leaves in a drunken rage 
comes back with the gasoline 
the club has no fire exit 
the club had no door 
only five people came out alive 

the sin is that 89 died 
89 dead 
89 dead 
89 dead 
89 dead 

the sin is that a year and a half 
before the fire chief's out 
and he's raising cain brands 
happyland hazard close down but no 

no one ever paid him no mind 
city living heavy trouble 
city living rough 
we are given angry heart 
but anger's not enough 

daily news reviews of the landlord's life 
found six thousand code violations light 
the city has more a hundred thousand wars 
all for one of forbes' four hundred whores 
just one fire cracker on a big bonfire 
of self serving penny pinching wiseguy style 
never allowing for the human condition 
the sin is that these guys survive 

city living heavy trouble 
city living rough. 
we are given angry heart 
but anger's not enough... 

you're using your people up 
stop killing your people now 
stop wasting your people now 
sin of the city