Urbanity

from by Joanna Chapman-Smith

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I used to dream of leaving the city
Of going to New Zealand and living off the land
And Under the sky
But by now I’m tied to the city

I grew up in Toronto, Canada
Went to a little art school where
I learned to paint and dance and play
It was in an old building
I always preferred the old to the new
Now I’m an artist living in Vancouver
I stay in a yellow house where I rent a room
And by now I’m tied to the city

I love the city lights
And the freeway at night
When the golden sun melts down
The city comes to life
So many faces
And such anonymity
Fragmented Stories
And Changing Identities
And by now I’m tied to the city
Yes by now I’m tied to the city

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from Contraries, track released January 1, 2008

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Joanna Chapman-Smith Toronto, Ontario

"Uniquely talented... She’s got the whole package" - The Toronto Star [CAN]

“Chapman-Smith... rises above the herd of folkie singer-songwriters, her musical self-portrait painted with an unusually large palette of moods and colours.” - The Georgia Straight [CAN]

“Exceptional… a creative and skilled vocalist.” - NPR [USA]

“The slinky-voiced Canadian" - Q Magazine [UK]
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