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Watching your friends all slipping away, this city looks different every day

and you know what they say, there just ain't no way to stay the winds of change

We'll never all be here together again, this moment in time will inevitably end

and I'll miss you my friends and we'll break and we'll bend, but we'll always remember when

(Chorus) Everybody's leaving town, getting up covering ground

We're drinking that dirty water and we're drowning in the sound

There ain't nowhere better but there ain't nowhere worse

And someday I'll leave here too

The colleges spreading like cancerous cells, this neighborhood’s shrinking in this sickly spell

and you can just never tell in this transient hell if your landlord is gonna sell

The prices are up and the wages are down, how can we afford to live in this town?

When it’s ruled by the gown, the landlord wears the crown, if you can’t swim you're bound to drown

(repeat chorus)

Say goodbye to the city, goodbye to the times, goodbye to the view from the unemployment line

There's no reason or rhyme, there's no justice, no crime in that picture framed in your mind

You'll remember the people, remember the nights, remember the music beneath the bright lights

and forget all the fights and who's wrong and who's right, keep your memories, hold them tight

(repeat chorus)


from Rise Like Fire, released July 2, 2014




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