This file includes Cities, Skyscrapers, Subways, and songs about borders, cities, corners, counties, towns, and villages.
Also see Travel; Earth Song Titles; and Destinations.



The Soul of a City

(Margaret Mead)

The city as a center where, any day in any year, there may be a fresh encounter with a new talent, a keen mind or a gifted specialist--this is essential to the life of a city. To play this role in our lives a city must have a soul--a university, a great art or music school, a cathedral or a great mosque or temple, a great laboratory or scientific center, as well as the libraries and museums and galleries that bring past and present together. A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.

City Lights

(Rachel Lyman Field)

Into the endless dark
The lights of the buildings shine,
Row upon row,
Line upon glistening line.
Up and up they mount
Till the tallest seems to be
The topmost taper set
On a towering Christmas tree.


(Langston Hughes)

In the morning the city
Spreads its wings
Making a song
In stone that sings.

In the evening the city
Goes to bed
Hanging lights
About its head.

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Things to Do if You Are a Subway

(Bobbie Katz)

Pretend you are a dragon.
Live in underground caves.
Roar about underneath the city.
Swallow piles of people.
Spit them out at the next station.
Zoom through the darkness.
Be an express.
Go fast.
Make as much noise as you please.

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(Rachel Field)

Do skyscrapers ever grow tired
Of holding themselves up high?
Do they ever shiver on frosty nights
With their tops against the sky?
Do they feel lonely sometimes
Because they have grown so tall?
Do they ever wish they could lie right down
And never get up at all?

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Song Titles

Songs about Borders

Songs about Cities

Songs about Corners

Songs about Counties

Songs about Towns

Songs about Villages

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