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The City
Written by: Mac McAnally
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Feeding Frenzy (1990)
Additional Discography:
Tales from Margaritavision (2000)

Live at Wrigley Field (DVD) (2006)
Live At Wrigley Field (CD) (2006)

Lyrics:
As a child on the farm
I was warned of the wiles of the city
Of that demon disguise
As the dirt in the skies of the city

Well they say the proximity warps their minds
Until they're shooting one another just pass the time
And we live it appears
Both in spite and in fear of the city

I was constantly told
How our lives were controlled by the city
How they keep us in debt
With the trends that they set it's a pity

Now the beautiful people in the magazines
Got the normal ones living beyond their means
And the things that they said
Made me go in my head to the city

When I finally came
There's some things still the same in the city
You still lie under the thumb
Of the rich and the young and the pretty

Well they weren't much different than we might act
If there was that many others that closely packed
It's an ancient idea
But it struck me so clear in the city

Shows Played At:
10-15-2016: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-13-2016: Red Rocks – Denver, CO
12-31-2015: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
10-22-2013: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
10-19-2013: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-24-2013: Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI
08-22-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-20-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-17-2013: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
09-23-2012: Palais Theatre – Melbourne,
09-21-2012: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens – Brisbane,
04-21-2012: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
03-30-2012: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-15-2011: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-01-2011: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-25-2011: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-23-2011: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-19-2011: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-23-2011: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
06-25-2011: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-23-2011: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-21-2011: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-18-2011: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-24-2011: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
05-05-2011: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-03-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
04-23-2011: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-19-2011: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-16-2011: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
09-19-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
08-24-2008: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
07-24-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-19-2008: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-14-2008: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
06-12-2008: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
06-10-2008: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-2008: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-05-2008: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-26-2008: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
09-19-2006: Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
09-14-2006: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
09-12-2006: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-10-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
07-01-2006: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
06-04-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2006: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
09-05-2005: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
09-04-2005: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
09-18-2003: Clark County Amphitheatre – Vancouver, WA
08-19-2003: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-03-2003: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
04-26-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-22-2003: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
11-01-2002: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
05-26-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-04-2001: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
12-31-1999: Universal Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
02-28-1999: Fleet Center – Boston, MA
02-26-1999: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
02-24-1999: Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, NY
02-22-1999: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-20-1999: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-04-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-02-1998: Mobile Civic Center – Mobile, AL
10-11-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-09-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1998: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-06-1998: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-03-1998: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-30-1998: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
09-29-1998: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-26-1998: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
09-24-1998: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-28-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-26-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1998: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-22-1998: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-21-1998: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-19-1998: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-18-1998: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-06-1998: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-05-1998: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
08-03-1998: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
08-01-1998: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-31-1998: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-29-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-27-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-25-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-04-1998: Carter Finley Stadium – Raleigh, NC
07-02-1998: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-30-1998: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-27-1998: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-25-1998: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-23-1998: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-20-1998: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-19-1998: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-17-1998: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-14-1998: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
05-03-1997: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
05-02-1997: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
03-02-1997: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
03-01-1997: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
02-22-1997: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-11-1996: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-09-1996: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-05-1996: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
09-26-1996: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-21-1996: Southpark Meadows Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
09-20-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-31-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-24-1996: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-22-1996: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-21-1996: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
08-17-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-16-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-14-1996: Virginia Beach Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
08-10-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-09-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-07-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-06-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-03-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-02-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-22-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-20-1996: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-17-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-15-1996: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
06-14-1996: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-08-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-07-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-03-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-01-1996: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-30-1996: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-29-1996: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
08-12-1990: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-11-1990: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-22-1990: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-21-1990: Charlotte Memorial Stadium – Charlotte, NC
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
07-06-1990: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-1990: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
12-10-1989: Beacon Theater – New York, NY
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Number of Shows: 157