New York - just like I pictured it - skyscrapers and everything Inna city love, you crushed me into a pulp - I trusted you
When I loved you from a distance And your skyline made me a promise In my safe world to be somebody In your city to own your streets Where I'd strut covered in money Shattered dreams. it ain't funny
Now I look at you with tears in my eyes The good the bad the ugly As I start to cry I search for the sky Taste the breeze and watch a block of docking clouds, they're coming.
[Chorus:] Inna city mamma You bore another child to be victim of Your cold blooded ways Inna city love From the gutter So destructive when you sing your blues
I want to love you baby I don't mean maybe baby, but I need everything you got
You can't break your promise I'm inna city hunger, you think you're tough I'm stronger If you're weak I'll eat you up I'm gonna touch you where you've never been touched before And by your spine I'll bruise your veins and touch your very core Let my concrete be your red carpet My shooting galleries your personal starship Give me all your dreams, this city loves you
Use my roots to deliver your body Under my skies where you make your money You rejected love, but this city loves you
[Chorus:] Inna city love, inna city mamma, inna city love You hurt me - real bad - inna city love You meant to love me and you cut me up into too many little pieces But I want to love you I trusted you and you crushed me into a pulp Inna city mamma