The City's Hard, The City's Fair (EP)

by Imran Ahmed

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A four-song EP as a prelude to the full length album, "Life at the Zoo." The full length album takes inspiration from Alain de Botton's novel, "On Love," in that it traces a relationship from first meeting until disintegration. The album musically traces each phase of the relationship.

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released May 20, 2013

Photo Credit: Jose Miguel Sevilla

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Imran Ahmed Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint.

The Deli magazine compared Imran Ahmed's music to Serge Gainsbourg and added that the music "compliments hammocks rocking sexily in exotic locations."

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Track Name: I Need You
I met you in a village cafe
you had a bowler hat and a polka-dot shirt
I was fumbling with a stubborn song
you flashed your dazzling smile

they say happiness ain't sustainable
but I think you and I can prove them wrong
I got kitschy art dreams
come and dream them with me

I need you
honey

you're one of the loves, of one of my lives
I've got a serious coat, but I'm a fool
I could hobnob with the best of them
come and hobnob with me

we kissed on the platform beneath broken lights
with blood on the walls, a bum on the side
and i ain't one to romanticize
it's a found memory

I need you
honey

walking the bridge, stuck in the middle
a million degrees, you had a bad temper
said you wanted to leave, I said, "no,
honey, please don't go..."

I need you
honey
Track Name: I'm Not from this Town
I saw you outside the restaurant
you were acting very nonchalant
I said, "I am here all alone."
You said, "I'm not from the town you are from."

But I can see you on my arm
you lowered your eyes to the ground
I said "I could show you around"
you said, "I'm not from this town."

What was I to do?
I gave myself away
You were in a foul mood
but it was the day for me
you had an owl stare, raven hair
and it was the day for me

I saw you outside of the restaurant
you were acting very nonchalant
I said, "I am here all alone."
You said, "I'm not from the town you are from."

But I can see you on my arm
you lowered your eyes to the ground
I said "I could show you around"
you said, "I'm not from this town."
Track Name: You Know Me (feat. Adrienne Kurtz)
Lyrics and Melody by Imran Ahmed

It's not one lie, if I were born one hundred times
I would fall in love with you each and every life
and when we kiss, beneath bed sheets
I'm dancing on the edge of a faint

and when I spend my day with you, it's what I want to do
and when I spend my night with you, it's what I want to do

at the ridiculous parties, your hair wound carelessly
all the pretty people chit-chat, I taste your apricot shoulder-blades
and at our Sunday match, racket twirling in your hands
with focus you toss the flannel-fluffed tennis ball

and when I spend my day with you, it's what I want to do
and when I spend my night with you, it's what I want to do

the brass trumpets search for love
in the crowded alleys, between Brooklyn streets

but me, I spend my day with you, it's what I want to do
and when I spend my night with you, it's what I want to do
you know me