O Philadelphia, how I love your liberty bell!
Those transcendent Rocky stairs at your museum of art
Your handsome zoo, Independence Hall
Sixers-Flyers-Eagles I love them all!
Once the second largest in ‘The Empire’
Now sixth in the new world
New York can shove it
It’s you I’ve preferred.
From days of revolution to the big civil war
It’s safe to say that you’ve taken your knocks
But I still think the Phillies
Are better than the Sox.
“On the streets of Philadelphia”
The Boss used to say
Painting pictures of a city, wasting away.
I want to come see you
And your all-encompassing grace
Please couldn’t we meet?
It would be so substantial, such a loving embrace
I’d wait for you duly at One Liberty Place…