Kansas City - A Sleeping City

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Mike, Dalmia, Sue, Lola, Ricky, Jo, Me & Dennis at Nelson-Atkins Art Museum

 

KANSAS CITY - A SLEEPING CITY  

 

Kansas City Milkman

Written by Wally Badarou, Philip Gabriel Gould, Mark King and Mike Lindup

 

Here's a live 2006 version by Level 42:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4PAZZSO8ho

 

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

A row of houses
Through the dawn.
A sleeping city
Where I was born.
I hear laughter
In the morning light
Outside the playground
Where I learned to fight.

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

I read the papers
Every word.
My only access
To the outside world.
Yeah ... survival
That's my game.
I'm just a common boy
In that there is no shame... is there?

Instrumental


Too much talking

Information...
All the talking
Dis-information...

That we take for the truth.

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

Would you really like to know?

The world is a stage
And we know just who you are.
What part do you play?

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

Would you really like to know?

 

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Mike, Dalmia, Sue, Lola, Ricky, Jo…
Mike, Dalmia, Sue, Lola, Ricky, J…
Gather in Plaza for sightseeing
Gather in Plaza for sightseeing
Plaza modeled after Sevilla, Spain
Plaza modeled after Sevilla, Spain
A few of us get early start
A few of us get early start
Jo, Sue & Ricky check out Westport
Jo, Sue & Ricky check out Westport
Westport incorporated before KC
Westport incorporated before KC
Old West trails passed thru here
Old West trails passed thru here
We investigate local record store
We investigate local record store
Any place featuring Beatles is tops
Any place featuring Beatles is tops
Jo & Ricky look for good karma
Jo & Ricky look for good karma
Ask Jo about sign, Eat - Drink - ?
Ask Jo about sign, Eat - Drink - ?
Kellys Westport Inn - KC landmark
Kelly's Westport Inn - KC landmark
Kellys - KCs oldest building
Kelly's - KC's oldest building
1850 - Wagon train outfitting store
1850 - Wagon train outfitting store
Pic with Pittsburgh Steelers fan
Pic with Pittsburgh Steelers fan
One of Kellys infamous signs
One of Kelly's infamous signs
Sue, Ricky & Jo at Squirrels Table
Sue, Ricky & Jo at Squirrel's Table
Return to Plaza, meet other TBers
Return to Plaza, meet other TBers
Liberty Memorial Tower (1926)
Liberty Memorial Tower (1926)
Jo-Sue-Dalmia-Lola at Liberty Mem.
Jo-Sue-Dalmia-Lola at Liberty Mem.
Got the whole world in her hands
Got the whole world in her hands
Our humble, shy gals forced to pose
Our humble, shy gals forced to pose
Tribute to World War I veterans
Tribute to World War I veterans
View north to downtown Kansas City
View north to downtown Kansas City
Union Station - Andy Warhol exhibit
Union Station - Andy Warhol exhibit
TravBuddies enjoy Kansas City tour
TravBuddies enjoy Kansas City tour
WWI Museums reflecting pool
WWI Museum's reflecting pool
Sue takes pic through sun roof
Sue takes pic through sun roof
KC has nice boulevards & fountains
KC has nice boulevards & fountains
I drop off pals to explore park
I drop off pals to explore park
Sue & Jo shoot up a storm
Sue & Jo shoot up a storm
Sue gets Jo to emulate statue
Sue gets Jo to emulate statue
Nelson Art Gallery - our next stop
Nelson Art Gallery - our next stop
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum
Front facade of Art Gallery
Front facade of Art Gallery
Nelson-Atkinss Sculpture Gardens
Nelson-Atkins's Sculpture Gardens
One of many Sculpture Gardens items
One of many Sculpture Gardens items
Sue takes pic while statue thinks
Sue takes pic while statue thinks
4 lovely birds
4 lovely birds
Dennis zooms in on Mike
Dennis zooms in on Mike
Jo & Ricky pose with 1st TravBuddy
Jo & Ricky pose with 1st TravBuddy
Guys appreciate Monet painting
Guys appreciate Monet painting
Sue leads us to Museum Gift Shop
Sue leads us to Museum Gift Shop
KC has gorgeous, affordable homes
KC has gorgeous, affordable homes
Ricky ready to move into Ward house
Ricky ready to move into Ward house
Backyard of former KC Royals owner
Backyard of former KC Royals owner