Sister Cities Single

by Doug Mains & the City Folk



This is a single from our upcoming full-length album planned to be released in September!

Album Photo by Gretchen Baldwin

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released May 14, 2010


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Doug Mains & the City Folk Lansing

One pensive troubadour backed by classical strings, modern accordion, and dynamic percussion is what you can expect from Doug Mains & the City Folk. Rooted in Michigan, this group bears a rich and smooth sound refreshing to the progressive world of indie folk. Thought provoking lyrics run deep in Mains’ songs accompanied by lonely guitar pickings that swell to thunderous string harmonies. ... more

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Track Name: Sister Cities
Sister Cities Lyrics
Written by Doug Mains

Well I've been all around
But one piece of this town
There sits a wise man
And his wisdom is sound
Says, "Take to the land
And take what you can
There's a story, there's a story
In every man."

I've walked up and down
The streets of this town
There walks a lady
With a melodic sound
Sings, "Take to the skies
You won't get very high
But you'll get closer and closer
With every try."

Sister cities right under my nose
The same i follow wherever it goes
But I'd not seen the sign that shows us of our blood
Sister Cities, ah, show us some love

I've been to the ground
And the ash of this town
And there stands a man
With a gentle sound
Says, "Take to the tree
And take to a knee
I'll show you, I'll show you
How to set your soul free."


I've been homeward bound
Since the day I've been found
And I'll keep on walking
Til I am crowned
I'll say, "Love it was tough
But love was enough
When the talking came to pushing
When the push came to shove."


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