Ayọ Fire

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

8 million citizens
Nobody is really listening
Nobody is really watching
8 million ignorant
80,000 teachers, way too many preachers
A thousand of leaders but nobody leads us
3 million beggars
4 million pleasers
We are the world, but they don’t really need us.

Ghetto got no funds,
Ghetto got ain’t no fun,
Ghetto kids got guns,
Ghetto got no one.
Ghetto got no funds,
Ghetto got ain’t no fun,
Ghetto kids got guns,
Cause they got no one….

No one
No one
No one

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Nobody’s listening to the sounds of the street
The clamor, the violence, the sirens, the heat
5 million scare the other 5 million desperate
1 million hurt, thousands arrested
Times are changing
Choirs are singing “Lord have mercy.”
Everybody’s praying
Forgive us father for all our sins
The hatred, the greed, the ignorance.

The city’s on fire
The town is burning down
There ain’t no sounds of silence
Tell me who’s going help us now
Nobody’s listening
8 million people running
Looking for shelter
But they got nowhere to go

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water.

Is anybody listening?
The city’s on fire.
The town is burning down
But there’s no water, …ter, …ter, …ter

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