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alexisonfire lyrics

"Old Crows / Young Cardinals" (2009)

Old Crows lyrics - alexisonfire

Old crows ride in the mouth of the beast
Sleep beneath its tongue, cradled by its teeth
We roam from shore to shore
From the open sky to the ocean floor
The more we move the less we are ourselves
And when we finally stop, we've changed to something else

As rapid as a river flows
As frigid as the cold wind can blow
As devious as the devil’s grin
Our blood is cold and we’ve shed our skin

Now, we are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
we are not the kids we used to be
Ooooh oh oh
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday

The crows are calling - seems the end is near
They’re spelling out their names, yet we have no fear
Oh, the damage a man can do
When ambition takes over his search for the truth

Sometimes life just gets the best of us
Some things in life will get the best of us

Now, we are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Ooooh oh oh (Stop wishing for yesterday)
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday

Every skyline beats in my chest
Somewhere between love and sadness
This is our fate, this is our test
We ride in the mouth of madness

As rapid as a river flows
As frigid as the cold wind can blow
As devious as the devil’s grin
Our blood is cold and we’ve shed our skin

Now, we are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Ooooh oh oh (Stop wishing for yesterday)
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
Wishing for yesterday
Wishing for yesterday

Young Cardinals lyrics - alexisonfire

Go!
Strange things happen in the nighttime hour
Yesterday’s buds are tomorrow’s flowers
Those who speak numbers, refuse the great forgiver
And powerful men raise their hands and deliver
All the superstitions to which we all cling
While high minds in Geneva ponder e8 vs. string
The sun hides itself concealing its grin
And waits for the dawn to reveal itself again.

Oh young cardinals
Nesting in the trees
Oh hear our songs
Reign your innocence on me

One, two, three, four!

Strange things happen in the nighttime hours
White tails graze and wolves devour
Ghosts of old loves are blowing through the pines
Nicotine babies being born with no spines
The god of the sea is swinging his trident
We stoke our fires with the bones of tyrants
The sun, it retreats through the dust and the din
And waits for the dawn to reveal itself again

Oh young cardinals
Nesting in the trees
Oh hear our songs
Reign your innocence on me

Young cardinals take flight
Return to nest in the black of night
There are things you were not meant to know

Young cardinals take flight
Return to nest in the black of night
There are things you were not meant to know

Oh young cardinals
Nesting in the trees
Oh hear our songs
Reign your innocence on me

Oh young cardinals
Oh young cardinals
Oh young cardinals
Oh young cardinals
Oh

Sons Of Privilege lyrics - alexisonfire

America blearing in my ears all day
America, I don’t see the glory of your ways
The oldest money flows through a bloodline
We’ll see if your empire stands the test of time
Don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
Be a slave to the sons of privilege
Don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
Be a slave to the sons of privilege

Sweet lady liberty -
You are lost, though you are free
And what hides beneath
Can’t tell the wolves from the sheep

America, grin and bare the resentment of the world
With all your ugliness and self-worth
Desperate to grease the gears of the hideous machine
The swine, they writhe and praise the infallible regime
Don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
Be a slave to the sons of privilege
Don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
Be a slave to the sons of privilege

Sweet lady liberty -
You are lost, though you are free
And what hides beneath
Can’t tell the wolves from the sheep

Lost though you are free
In America
It’s time to justify your pride

Sweet lady liberty -
You are lost, though you are free
And what hides beneath
Can’t tell the wolves from the sheep

Born And Raised lyrics - alexisonfire

All blossoms die in the light of our new culture
Find your belief in that which cannot be discovered
Countless lessons lie in every fever dream
A million voices asking, what does it all mean?

I’ve lost all direction
I’ve lost all my direction
And now I wish, that I would have believed
Could have believed

Escape, escape
Nature’s indifferent hand
Retreat, retreat
To the bliss of our creation

We were born and raised
To live beyond
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

Two hands come together to pray for greater yields
Two poles of a compass guided by a field
In the mind of every man, two ghosts dance
Was this place made, or was it here by chance?
I’ve lost all direction
I’ve lost all my direction
And now I wish, that I would have believed
Could have believed

Escape, escape
Nature’s indifferent hand
Retreat, retreat
To the bliss of our creation

We were born and raised
To live beyond
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

Uncountable numbers written in new fallen snow
I can hear the claws of the beast tapping at my window
Nihilist sleeps and in dreams he sees god’s face
Realize even disbelief requires a leap of faith
From birth to death, we search for what’s yet to be known
We and hope and pray and ask, but we are never shown

Born and raised to live beyond
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

We were born and raised

No Rest lyrics - alexisonfire

We greet each day with bloodshot eyes
The dirt of our labor still clingin’ to our hands
Filled with our warped intentions
The tread of our shoes filled with foreign sands
The sun laughs in all our faces
It shows a world that we can’t save
So now, armed with blades in hand
We cut a path from birth to grave

We don’t know where we’re going
But we know that we’re getting there

No rest for the blessed
Long life for the wicked

We don’t think like you think
And we move like no one moves
With a song on our lips, across the land
Born to traverse
We don’t think like you think
And we move like no one moves
With a song on our lips, across the land
Born to traverse

We don’t know where we’re going
But we know, we’re getting there

No rest for the blessed
Long life for the wicked

Like a car crash
Like a landmine
Like mixing drugs, we are dangerous

Like a snake’s tooth
Like thin ice
Like mixing blood, we are dangerous

No rest for the blessed
Long life for the wicked

The Northern lyrics - alexisonfire

He comes, he comes
Judge so severe
Seven trumpets speak
Oh they speak him near

He comes, he comes
Judge so severe
Seven trumpets speak
Oh, they speak him near

He comes, he comes
Judge so severe
Seven trumpets speak
Speak the sound of fear

He comes, he comes
Judge so severe
Seven trumpets speak
Speak the sound of fear

Oh mother, you oughta be there
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)
Roll Jordan, roll Jordan, roll Jordan
Oh father, you oughta be there
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)
Roll Jordan, roll Jordan, roll Jordan

He comes, he comes
The judge so severe
Seven trumpets speak
Oh, they speak him near

Hallelujah, we’ll praise the lord
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

He comes, he comes
Judge so severe
You know the seven trumpets
in his face he'll kneel

Hallelujah, we’ll praise the lord
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
we’ll praise the lord
Hallelujah

Oh mother, you oughta be there
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)
Roll Jordan, roll Jordan, roll Jordan
Oh father, you oughta be there
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)
Roll Jordan, roll Jordan, roll Jordan
Oh sister, you oughta be there
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)
Roll Jordan, roll Jordan, roll Jordan
Oh brother, my sweet brother
I’m gonna go to heaven when I die
(I want to go to heaven)

Midnight Regulations lyrics - alexisonfire

I find myself concerned
For the common man, these days
Evil are the minds
That push the divide
Forced to live a life
In fear that his future is on the wane
Midnight regulations
Midnight regulations
Burns his candle down
Working to make ends meet
But what can be done
About the way things have become
Fingers to the bone
Ready to admit defeat
Midnight regulations
Midnight

Brother! There is no charity
For the common man
When he is in need of relief

And now he’s hanging on
To his final stitch of faith
So, here’s to all the years
Of deaf ear fallen prayers
Rich men behind closed doors
Are trying to keep him in his place
Midnight regulations
Midnight regulations
Oh, all you common men
You need to fight for a new way
Old hearts, we need to mend
It’s time to start again
Palace walls dismantled
Brick by brick, you will have your day
Midnight regulations
Midnight

Brother! There is no charity
For the common man
When he is in need of relief

They say just hold onto your hope
But you know if you swallow your pride
You will choke

Brother! There is no charity
For the common man
When he is in need of relief

Midnight regulations

Emerald Street lyrics - alexisonfire

Pregnant teens on the Barton street bus
Homeless people are living off crust
And there’s a beat-up town car - it’s starting to rust
Hard soles are kicking up dust
Half a million people living in the corpse of the brown brick 50’s
To the north, all the small town outcasts are now big city bourgeoisie

All the boys in the halfway houses
Wave to the girls of Emerald Street

Our calloused fingers, blood red on the brick - but we hold on
We’ll never falter, though they want us to slip - we hold on

The desperate, downtown stealing bikes
Drunks in the village are picking fights

So, police line the streets to read them their rights
No controlling hot summer nights
The sun goes down on the edge of town, at the end of everyday
We sit and watch the stacks, on fire, to the east across the bay

All the boys in the halfway houses
Wave to the girls of Emerald Street

Our calloused fingers, blood red on the brick - but we hold on
We’ll never falter, though they want us to slip - we hold on

There’s something in the church belfry
At the corner of Victoria and king
And it screams out into the night
It sings this city’s plight

All the boys in the halfway houses
Wave to the girls of Emerald Street

Hold on
Hold on

Our calloused fingers, blood red on the brick - but we hold on
We’ll never falter, though they want us to slip - we hold on

Heading For The Sun lyrics - alexisonfire

They are the nameless victims of a generation lost
Searching for somewhere to exist
Held captive by our mistakes
Weak and unable to resist

Resentful minds have ruled too long
You and old, weak and strong

We will drag our hindsight through the twilight of this era
To where our freedom reigns and the old thought is laid to dust
Let the philistines wallow in their decadence
While the enlightened minds usher in the dawning of a new

We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun

Time will come when we are all condemned
For all the damage we have done
Held accountable for all
Battles lost, battles won

We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun

And the earth will coil each year, getting closer to its end
What will our lesson be, when we are all ablaze?
That our benevolence was the start of our decay
Or that we did not learn from the mistakes of the past?

We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun
(We are)
We are heading for the sun

Accept Crime lyrics - alexisonfire

Everybody on the count of three
Accept crime 1-2-3
Bethlehem to Galilee
Accept crime 1-2-3

Between the sheets, the voyeur watches you
And each caress takes us one step further from his tired truth
Say, we will be free to use our bodies as we please
We will be free to use our bodies as we please

Say hey! There's no police!
Hey, there's no police between two beating hearts
Hey! There's no police!
Hey, there's no police between two beating hearts

Let the clergy damn our every emotion
Until every impulse is a revolution
And will we know to bring good, we'll let it carry us through
It's your chance to use your disobedience
We will say:
We will be free to use our bodies as we please
We will be free to use our bodies as we please

Say hey! There's no police!
Hey, there's no police between two beating hearts
Hey! There's no police!
There's no police, no police between two beating hearts

I'll feel no guilt
I won't repent
Day to day I accept crime
And that's for me to confess

Hey! There's no police!
Hey, there's no police between two beating hearts
Hey! There's no police!
Hey, there's no police between two beating hearts
Between two beating hearts [x4]
I know

Burial lyrics - alexisonfire

When will this winter end?
The snow’s been falling for months
The town all dressed in white
And my skin is burning from the wind

The cold sun in disguise
An assault from the morning light
My burial, I can’t succeed
Frozen and paralyzed

Oh winter [x8]
Oh no

ooooooooh [x6]

Oh winter [x8]

ooooooooh [x5]

Two Sisters lyrics - alexisonfire

Jenny's in the basement
Burning, taking the church books
Yelling at the boys
She's mad as this crooked world
Those two sisters
Self-conscious and amused
Stand like sculptures
Growing up
In front of him
Taking his abuse
Alright, they share a secret
No loyalty awaits to seek
No fault, no shame
No rust in their hearts

She's so good to me
Our hands, our mouth, our body
Boys in the back are making fists
'Cause they don't understand
They ain't ever been in love like this

She's so good to me
Our hands, our mouth, our body
Girls on the dance floor, shake their hips
'Cause they don't understand
They ain't never been in love like this
They ain't never been in love like this
They ain't never been in love like this
They ain't never been in love like this

Wayfarer Youth lyrics - alexisonfire

Look Forward
Look forward
All you highway livers
It’s time to leave the landlord
Swinging from the highest tree
We don’t live, we flow
To every corner of the earth
Fuck your fences, fuck your borders
This tribe is taking back the map.

I’m Battened Down
With the days of young
We’ll make home in the mountains with the ones we love
I’m battened down
With the days of young
Until the day I die
I’ll always curse the sun

Look forward
Look forward
All you displaced boys and girls
We travel where we please
No mark for the stationary
Every skyline beats in my chest
Somewhere between love and sadness
Desire for something new
Leads us to everywhere.

After all that we’ve been through
VIVA THE WAYFARER YOUTH!
Just give us something new
VIVA THE WAYFARER YOUTH!

I’m Battened Down
With the days of young
We’ll make home in the mountains with the ones we love
I’m battened down
With the days of young
Until the day I die
I’ll always curse the sun

N.
Say N. O.
N. O. M.
Say N. O. M. A. D. S.
NOMADS!
Say N. O.
N. O. M.
Say N. O. M. A. D. S.
NOMADS!

I’m Battened Down
With the days of young
We’ll make home in the mountains with the ones we love
I’m battened down
With the days of young
Until the day I die
I’ll always curse the sun

WE DON’T JUST LIVE
My Heart is where the sea lights touch the stars
WE DON’T JUST LIVE
With fond eyes we look to the horizon
WE DON’T JUST LIVE
My heart is where the sea lights touch the stars
WE DON’T JUST LIVE
With fond eyes we look to the horizon.

"Crisis" (2006)

Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints lyrics - alexisonfire

[George:] Alright!
[Wade:] This is from our hearts.
Sincerity over simple chords.
We made some mistakes
We made some mistakes
But it's a long time coming when you're giving it everything.
[2x]

[George:] Alright!
This is from our hearts
And it's been right from the start
There's fire in my guts you just can't put out
Alright!
This is from our hearts (From our hearts)
And there is always going to be a part
Of this crowd who don't understand

Oh, and I feel the same
I won't ever change
Not a jaded hair upon my head

Are you pretending? (That you care)
Are you even listening?
Are you pretending? (That you understand)
Are you even?

[George:] Suits to the left
Squares to the right
Cause my heart - my heart is full
And we ride to fight.
[4x]

We ride to fight.

Are you pretending? (That you care)
Are you even listening?
Are you pretending? (That you understand)
Are you even listening?
Are you pretending?
Are you, are you?
Are you even listening?

Are you pretending that your heart's in the right place?

Are you pretending?
Are you even listening?
Are you pretending?
Are you even?

There's no need to waste my time
Spending your life jumping from sinking ship to sinking ship
Well I think I'd rather drown
I know I'd rather drown

Oh, and I feel the same
I won't ever change
Not a jaded hair upon my head

This Could Be Anywhere In The World lyrics - alexisonfire

[George:] This town has its claws buried in my neck
This town, it takes lives, without mercy, without hate

[Dallas:] The streets are in distress
The sun suffocates behind darkened skies

[George:] The grass is growing on top of my feet
I'm sinking, won't be long, before I'm too deep to run

[Dallas:] The line up seems endless
Underneath the salvation signs.

[George:] We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause
We are the bend before the break. Our steps seal our fate.

[Chorus:]
Because this city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls).

[George:] Every step I take I leave a small piece
Of myself behind. Soon there will be nothing left.

[Dallas:] The cracks in the pavement,
Match the cracks in their weathered skin

[George:] The sky's a brick wall
The ground's a juggernaut
Each day they get a bit closer
Between them, I am caught.

[Dallas:] I stare in amazement,
I can't believe this is where I live.

[George:] Every breath I take I feel my lungs seal
This breeze feels more like shards of glass I'm more scars than skin

[Chorus:]
Because this city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls).

[George:] Our steps seal fate, our steps seal fate.

This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls
[x2]

[Dallas:] This city, this city is haunted.

[George:] Oh! Walk with us. Oh! Down. Walk with us.

[Chorus:]
This city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls).

Mailbox Arson lyrics - alexisonfire

Your mail's not safe in this town. [4x]

[George:] I strike a red bird on your face
And pour the kerosene in your mouth
I watch the match fall down your throat
I burn all your precious bowels
I watch the smoke pour from every crack
And breathe in your secret lives
All your bills, pay and welfare cheques
But I don't think I can stay for long
There's lots more mail that's not yet ash

Your mail's not safe in this town. [3x]
Well, I'm taking this all back.

[Dallas:] I watch the smoke start to rise
One hundred homes, one hundred fires.
Everything you own now burns away.
This town is no longer mine.
It's fucked with me for the last time.
How I wish that I could see your face..

[George:] When the sky is streaked with plumes
Know that it's my signature
Upon this wretched fucking city.

Mailbox arson,
My sweet revenge.
Mailbox arson,
My sweet revenge.

[Dallas:] I'll strike a match and burn away -
Every tie that binds me to this place
[4x]

[George:] When the smoke clears,
You can consider us even.

Your mail's not safe in this town. [3x]
Well, I'm taking this all back.

[Dallas:] I watch the smoke start to rise
One hundred homes, one hundred fires.
Everything you own now burns away.
This town is no longer mine.
It's fucked with me for the last time.
How I wish that I could see your face..

Boiled Frogs lyrics - alexisonfire

[George:] A man sits at his desk
One year from retirement,
And he's up for review
Not quite sure what to do.
Each passing year
The workload grows.

[Dallas:] I'm always wishing, I'm always wishing too late
For things to go my way
It always ends up the same
(Count your blessings)
I must be missing, I must be missing the point
Your signal fades away and all I'm left with is noise
(Count your blessings on one hand)

So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight.
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life

[George:] Poor little tin man, still swinging his axe,
Even though his joints are clogged with rust.

[Wade:] My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away.
Safe in monotony, (so safe), day after day
(Count your blessings)
My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away.
Cold wind blows off the lake, and I know for sure that it's too late
(Count your blessings on one hand)

[Dallas:] So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life.

Can't help but feel betrayed, punch the clock every single day
There's no loyalty and no remorse.
Youth sold for a pension cheque
And it makes him fucking sick
He's heating up, he can't say no

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh)

So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight,
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life.
(So wait up)
So wait up I'm not sleeping alone again tonight
Between the light and shallow waves is where I'm going to die
Wait up for me
Wait up for me

We Are The Sound lyrics - alexisonfire

[George:] Children roam these empty streets
With lust filled eyes and jagged hearts
Narrow frames and crooked teeth,
The whole more valuable than each part.

And the grasp you have upon this group
Is as fragile as a pile of ash.
They know your lies and weakness
With each open hand you bluntly lash.

Oh, these soft legged girls
And hard faced boys.
They know no God,
They have no voice.

[Dallas:] So what is this I see?
There is nothing but anger -
Burning inside of me

Oh, these soft legged girls
(Do you wish to feel complete?)
And hard faced boys.
(Say you want it, you need it.)
They know no God,
They have no voice.

We are the sound.
We don't belong.
So raise up your hands
And sing along.
[2x]

[George:] Girls with fire in their eyes.
Boys with will and aim that's true
Living in a jilted world
Contempt spreads just like the flu.

So let's all take some solace
In one thing that we all can trust
Adults can be fucked up, too.
Sometimes even more than us.

Oh, these soft legged girls
(Do you wish to feel complete?)
And hard faced boys.
(Say you want it, you need it.)
They know no God,
They have no voice.

We are the sound.
We have no voice.
[2x]

[Dallas:] We are the sound.
We don't belong.
So raise up your hands
And sing along.
[2x]

And sing along..

You Burn First lyrics - alexisonfire

I said, "Cover me, if there is a fire
'cause I want you to burn first"

She screamed at me, "I want to be desired"
I said, "Easy girl, I know it hurts

Let's all give thanks that I am a liar
'cause I got a feeling I just might get worse

Now there's nothing wrong with you I'm just tired
And I'm in a mood for a brand new curse"

You burn first
You burn first
You burn first

"Cover me, if there is a fire
'cause I want you to burn first"

She screamed at me, "I want to be desired"
I said, "Easy girl, I know it hurts

Let's all give thanks that I am a liar
'cause I got a feeling I just might get worse

Now there's nothing wrong with you I've just grown tired
And I'm in a mood for a brand new curse"

We Are The End lyrics - alexisonfire

[Dallas:] Look around, look around.
There's no affection, only infection.
Search yourself, search yourself.
Can I depend on you to surrender?

[George:] And we will storm their shores,
Eyes suffocating all they see.
Feet sturdy on the rubble that will soon be dust.
And there will be no ruins, no memory, no history
Only our unrelenting march side by side,
We will comb the earth and sweep it clean, hearts and feet unified.
The hand of man is no match for our warless army.

Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(On my word, we will seize fate)
Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(Destiny choked in our wage)

[George:] Steadfast soldiers with hands of Gods
And the numbers to succeed.
We will persist until all that's left is a perfect sphere.
Never a break in the chain,
Never a folly of conviction,
And may the traitors' ashes seal the barren landscape.

We are the end! [2x]

Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(On my word, we will seize fate)
Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(Destiny choked in our wage)

[Dallas:] Look around, look around.
There's no affection, only infection.
Search yourself, search yourself.
Can I depend on you to surrender?
Can I depend on you to surrender?

Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(On my word, we will seize fate)
Please tell me that this is the end of the world.
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods and leave nothing in our wake)
It's time that we erase history
(And we will strike with the arms of Gods)
Without a trace or a memory
(Destiny choked in our wage)

Crisis lyrics - alexisonfire

[George:] Yeah, this town is going under!

The temperature's through the floor
Your fingers are turning black.
There's a crisis knocking at your door!
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

You'd better try to make it home.
The snow is getting too deep to drive.
Your car might be your coffin.
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

We're never going to see the summer
This season's coming long and hard.
Yeah, this town is going under.
This season's going to kill us all.

Count the snow flakes, little children.
Count them as they bury you alive.
Count them as they choke the road ways.
A blizzard's coming in the year punk died.
(One nine seven seven)

This season's left us all helpless.
I can't see and even God is blind
And deaf to all your prayers.
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven.)

There's nothing that you can do.
This weather's stronger than us all.
The sky is going to crush you.
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

[Dallas:] This season's growing cold,
I fear that this could be the end.
And there's no sign of hope.
We've got a crisis on our hands.

[George:] The junkie is trapped indoors.
Pretty soon he's going to need a fix,
But the weather's not going to let him,
And he's starting to get the itch.

This season's holding us all hostage,
Better do whatever it demands.
Carter knows that we've got a crisis
Weighing on our frost bitten hands.

(ONE!)
There's nothing that you can do.
The sky is going to crush you.
(NINE!)
There's nothing that you can do.
The sky is going to crush you.
(SEVEN!)
There's nothing that you can do.
The sky is going to crush you.
(SEVEN!)
There's nothing that you can do.
The sky is going to crush you.

[Dallas:] This season's growing cold,
I fear that this could be the end.
And there's no sign of hope.
We've got a crisis on our hands.

Keep It On Wax lyrics - alexisonfire

[Wade:] I, I guess the only thing cheap to you was your friends
[George:] You can always make new friends
[Wade:] (oh well, oh well)
[George:] But when you sell them out will they be worth as much?
[2x]

[George:] Now this bridge is ashes
It might as well have never been built
It might as well have never been built
and the river that it crossed
Looks like an ocean now
looks like an ocean now

[Wade:] Times change and people change with them
Some people love to play the victim
[Dallas:] Love to play the victim
[Wade:] You threw caution to the wind
Washed away these few last years for nothing
[Dallas:] Was it all for nothing?
[Chris:] Keep it on wax

[George:] You're not the only one
Who's had to make sacrifices
We all had to make sacrifices
And time won't heal shit
When you've got your hands in my pockets
When you've got your hands

[George:] Kick, Kick, Kick
Scream, Scream, Scream
[Wade:] It don't change a goddamn thing (It don't change)
[George:] Kick, Kick, Kick
Scream, Scream, Scream (A goddamn thing)
[2x]

[Wade:] I, I guess, the only thing cheap to you is your friends
I guess, the only thing cheap to you is your friends
I guess, the only thing cheap to you is your friends
I guess, the only thing cheap to you is your friends

[George:] Oh, what a fucking shame
Oh, that you had to mess things up this bad

[Wade:] Times change and people change with them
Some people love to play the victim
[Dallas:] Love to play the victim
[Wade:] You threw caution to the wind
Washed away these few last years for nothing
[Dallas:] Was it all for nothing?

[Wade:] It's gone, it's gone
[George:] There's nothing left
[Chris:] Keep it on wax
[2x]

To A Friend lyrics - alexisonfire

I think that it's time to get out
My patients are fading fast
the mind bruises just a little bit easier
in dark times and shadow's cast

What are you suffering for?
Your pride or some kind of personal war?
And will you throw it away?
For nothing more than a simple taste?

[Chorus]
I'll stay in time and watch you pass by (paranoia woven deep beneath my skin)
I draw this line and hope you'll take my side (breathe slow, breathe slow)
You shouldn't have to fight alone (you shouldn't have to fight at all)
It's nobody's battle but your own

Panic holds me like a gun
firm and steadfast bleak and cold
I think it's time to kill the drama
This life style's getting old

*Whispers behind closed doors
eyes spy from dark windows
Plotting minds seek to harm me,
or maybe not, I don't really know

There is something
Waiting for me
in the darkest part of my imagination

[Chorus]
I'll stay in time and watch you pass by (paranoia woven deep beneath my skin)
I draw this line and hope you'll take my side (breathe slow, breathe slow)
You shouldn't have to fight alone (you shouldn't have to fight at all)
It's nobody's battle but your own

This is just self-induced terror
There's more to come, this is just a glimpse
I tell myself it's all in my head
but I'm pretty hard to convince

Oh, there's no relief
Oh, this world can offer
Oh, there's no relief
Oh, this world can offer me

I'll stay in time and watch you pass by
I draw this line and hope you'll take my side
You shouldn't have to fight alone
It's nobody's battle but your own

Rough Hands lyrics - alexisonfire

Was I left behind?
Someone tell me, tell me I survived
And don't look so surprised
that I'm home, but just for tonight
With rough hands and sore eyes
So don't speak, I am tired
Let's just live through this lie

She says I swear too much
She says a lot of things
Well I'd swear every other word if I could
For her, I'll make an attempt

Sometimes love isn't about
how much someone suits you
But how much you're willing to change
to suit them

All my bones are dust
(two people too damaged too much too late)
And my heart sealed with rust
(two people too damaged too much too late)
These hands will always be rough
(two people too damaged too much too late)
I know this won't count for much
(two people too damaged too much too late)

One day my hands were too soft
One day she said, "I'm tired"
One day her clothes were on my floor
One day, empty bottles

I'm not saying she's my last
I'm just saying that she could have been
It doesn't matter how rough these hands get
It doesn't matter 'cause I'm not her man

Rough hands, rough days
Rough hands, rough nights
Rough hands, rough season
Rough hands, rough fights...

All my bones are dust (Rough hands, rough days)
(two people too damaged too much too late)
And my heart sealed with rust (Rough hands, rough season)
(two people too damaged too much too late)
These hands will always be rough (Rough hands, rough days)
(two people too damaged too much too late)
I know this won't count for much (Rough hands, rough season)
(two people too damaged too much too late)

My God Is A Reasonable Man lyrics - alexisonfire

I don't care, I won't preach it
My god's a reasonable man

You preach the facts of sacred prayers
But your a terrorist of bigotry
Fueled by text that was written
In dead languages and different times

I don't care, I won't preach it
My god's a reasonable man

I don't care, I won't preach it
My god's a reasonable man
I don't care, I won't preach it
My god's a reasonable man
And your justice, and your lifestyle
My god's a reasonable man
And your faith doesn't speak for us all
'Cause my god's a reasonable man

It's time to separate faith and politics
It's time to realize that in ten-year's time
This song will be all that's left of me
And this song won't need to be sung

Your problem is that
You think it's no use
And swimming in another christian world
Now you have the balls so show the power
So why's the shit back in human rights?

Get what? get back!
My god's a reasonable man
Get what? get back!
My god's a reasonable man

Our hands again
They will get sick
All with your politics
By mixing God
This city war, you take all of your
Convictions to the morgue

Get what? get back!

Get what? get back!
My god's a reasonable man
Get what? get back!
My god's a reasonable man

Thrones lyrics - alexisonfire

I don't need a generation of burning on the ledge,
Don't need your ancient wisdom,
Two things I'll live without.
[x2]

Relax,
(As children rest)
Patience people,
There's no need to react so desperately tonight.
(You don't need to know the things I know)
In fact,
(as children rest)
All of you will be sleeping with honesty intact,
(Our innocence intact)
So just give up tonight.
(If I knew then what I know now, I'd stay six years old)

If you lost everything in a moment, would you notice?
Could you rebuild something so hopeless?
Are you hopeless?
And when you wake alone, with no one left to hold,
You wont need to know all the things I know.

Paradise in every swimming pool,
Paradise in every playground slide,
Paradise, fresh baked in a cookie jar.
If I were you, I would defend my innocence visually.
I would fight all that tried to rob me of that.
Because there's some things you just don't need to know.

Tragedy in the dentist's office,
Tragedy in every skinned knee,
Tragedy spilled all over the kitchen floor.

I don't need a generation of burning on the ledge,
Don't need your ancient wisdom,
Two things I'll live without.
[x2]

When you awake alone, with no one left to hold,
You won't need to know all the things I know,
You won't need to know all the things I know,
You won't need to know all the things I know.

I don't need a generation of burning on the ledge,
Don't need your ancient wisdom,
Two things I'll live without.
[x2]

Split EP: "Alexisonfire/Moneen" (2005)

Passing Out In America lyrics - alexisonfire

Originally by Moneen

No, I won't go, I want to stay here with you
No, I won't go, I want to stay here with you...

Now, say what you need, don't hesitate make that call.
If you need help, scream "HEY YOU", quietly one more time "hey you".

Dreams they don't help, but they do stop the hurt for now.
I guess we will have to figure this one out...

Now, say what you need, don't hesitate make that call.
If you need help, scream "HEY YOU", quietly one more time "hey you".

It's the passing of America [x20]
(trust your heart, your heart) [x4]

I wanted to cry [x5]

Tonight I Am Going To Wash The Hippy lyrics - alexisonfire

Originally by Moneen

Too late tonight, I'm gone and your miles ahead and I'm lost.
Throughout this darkened scene, clear skies are what I need. [x2]

The light resides in lines, offset in different times.
And I'm blinded by a sea of this strange memory.

Frames change and I'm still lost.
scene stills lay still in this fog, and I try only to see straight through into you.

Your eyes become so bare, an eager and empty stare.
And I'm blinded by a sea of this strange memory.
And I am...and I see.. it's just me.

And I drift quietly through the trees.
My mind separates from my body.

Days late, I'm not around now..(am I still waiting) I don't care.
Dreams escape all my thoughts. Awake.
I dream of a fate I cannot escape, now it's too late.
Time dies in straight lines. Waiting, I can't take ANYTHING,
You try to believe EVERYTHING, but I can't, but I can't

Too late, tonight I'm gone (And I am)
Too late, tonight I'm gone (And I see)
Too late, tonight I'm gone (It's just me)
Too late, tonight I'm gone

Charlie Sheen Vs. Henry Rollins lyrics - alexisonfire

There's four cruisers flashing in my rear view,
And they're not gonna take me out. I’d watch it. What'd you do now?
There's four cruisers weighing on my conscience.
There is one thing for sure, this is not a fucking love song.

My fear is gone, and still I don't know why,
I waited for so long to let you know. (I'm not goin' back!)
Now this is all your fault and there’s no one left to blame.
Did you think we’d make it out? Did you know?

Do you know?
Oh, yeah!

Somewhere out there, there’s a man on the ground who ain't livin' anymore.
And his name is written on my knuckles. Take me. Take my fuckin' burden.

There's four cruisers flashing in my rear view,
They're never gonna take me out. I'd watch it. What'd you do?
In each cruiser is a man with his gun,
And his fancy little bullets with my name on 'em.

My fear is gone, and still I don't know why,
I waited for so long to let you know. (I'm not goin' back!)
Now this was all your fault and there’s no one left to blame.
Did you even think this out? Did you know?

Hey hey, ho ho!
Wild chase to the open road.
Hey hey, ho ho!
This car is too fuckin' slow.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm not slowing down.
And I'll die before I stop this fuckin' car.
Street lights and white lines.
This is all I have left. This is all I have!

Flashing lights and racing hearts.
Will you ever just slow down?
How did we end up here?
And all those sirens are getting louder.
Flashing lights and racing hearts.
I don't think we're gonna make it out.
This won't end well. (...make it out...)
This won't end well.

"Watch Out!" (2004)

Accidents lyrics - alexisonfire

I'm not sure what's worse
The waiting or the waiting room
"You're next sir" becomes a cruel taunt to you
Recycled air, the smell of sleep and disinfectant
Your God is a two door elevator

Do they even cure you? (Cut me open drug me)
Or is it just to humor us before we die (Repair all my defects)
If only we could heal ourselves (Whoa whoa whoa...)
We wouldn't need to be hooked up to these machines (Whoa whoa whoa...)

Whoa whoa whoa...

Let's redefine [6x]
What it means to heal

Do they even cure you? (Cut me open drug me)
Or is it just to humor us before we die (Repair all my defects)
If only we could heal ourselves (Whoa whoa whoa...)
We wouldn't need to be hooked up to these machines (Whoa whoa whoa...)

Whoa whoa whoa...

Control lyrics - alexisonfire

This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it's present
This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it is present

Say that you're in control
Say that you are
I can't think of a time
When you looked less alive
You say, "Wait until light, my dear,
just wait until light"
One more day will go by
Maybe today you should try
To look past the mirror and find
Look past the mirror
That there's something inside
Something more to your life
My words won't heal you now
My words won't heal
It is you who decides
It is you who decides

This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it's present
This burden's not a heavy one
I assure you

Believe that you are just fine
Believe that you are
You'll feel so alive
You'll feel so alive
Be what you are now (be what you are)
Be what you are
Do not keep it inside
The hate will not subside
Be what you are now (be what you are)
Be what you are
Do not keep it inside
The hate will not subside

It's you, decide
It's you, decide

So alive
You'll feel so alive

This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure, I assure you
This burden's not a heavy one
Not a heavy one
Not a heavy one.

It Was Fear Of Myself That Made Me Odd lyrics - alexisonfire

(Breathe in all the air)

Spinning, arms spread
Crushing the tops of mountains
With my hands
As I dive into the Pacific
I flood the shorelines

And I exhale
Causing the oceans' endless waves
As I emerge
Shaking the wreckage from my hair
With my hands

I want to breathe
Life into the Dead Sea

As this rainforest
Falls beneath my knees
I want to breathe
Life into the Dead Sea

Below, where is your boat?
You are slow, you are slow

I will play until the sky is black (You...)
Breathe in all the air
Exhale and choke the land with carbon (...are so slow, slow)
Burn it all
Looking down
From where I stand
I can see the curvature of the Earth
And I want to make it flat

I will play, the sky is black
I will play, the sky is black.

Side Walk When She Walks lyrics - alexisonfire

Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just my size

Now I'm afraid of open water
But I often bathe in sin
Let's be honest, you know you shouldn't bother
'Cuz with me, it's impossible to win

Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just...

There was always
Warmth between us
There was always
Warmth between us

Dressed to kill, you look so right
I am drunk with lust tonight
Your wounds are opening wide
And they might be just my size
Just my size, just my size
Just my size, just my size

Just my size, just my size
Just my size, just my size
Just my size.

Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama lyrics - alexisonfire

The sky is blue, the grass is brown
My head is buried inside this helmet
The ever present threat of parasites
So take my hand, let's get these motors running!

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll slit these rows of Goodyears like a knife

We don't fear [5x]
These machines

I got the scoop, I got the scoop
And it doesn't look so good, so good for you

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll cut this row of Goodyear like a knife
Like a knife, like a knife, yeah
We'll cut this row of Goodyear like a knife

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll cut this row of Goodyears like a knife.

No Transitory lyrics - alexisonfire

I'm in a constant state of getting cut
So why don't I feel anything?

This is a violation

Maybe I forgot what it was like
Before it entered me

So this is what they call
Another endless night
So tired of believing
If this is wrong or right
I think this cause is lost
I wish that I could sleep
I feel like some kind of shadow
Another slave to the week
Imagine if we lived
Under the weather
We would never be found
Never discovered
If everything goes wrong
If it's one more endless night
You'll know there's always tomorrow
And tomorrow...[to fade]
You'll know there's always tomorrow
(You'll know, you'll know) tomorrow

And this knife, this knife
This is my most, this is my most, this is my most important appendage
This is my most, this is my most, this is my most important appendage

Tomorrow [x3]

So now that your whole world
Has gone up into flames
This night is still never ending
Do you think you're still safe?
Seems everything went wrong
We were discovered
But this time there's no tomorrow
And tomorrow [x3]

Tomorrow
Tomorrow (And this knife, this knife)

Sharks And Danger lyrics - alexisonfire

[Woman]

St. Catharines Psychiatric Help Line, this is Nancy.

[Man]

I'm sure this is all gonna sound really ridiculous and uh... I don't exactly expect anyone to believe all this. Uh... for the last little while I've been kinda keeping correspondance with my sanity, and uhh… I really get the feeling that I’m starting to lose interest in the letter writing process. The pieces of the letters, they just get progressively shorter and shorter until it’s not even a reply. I uhh... the whole thing makes me really nervous. I just wish I could show you what a huge problem this is.

As life hangs beside me
I gather all that I can
You were never one for confrontation
But now it lies all in your hands

Your hands...

[Man]

I kind of have this... Really terrible habit of asking myself all these stupid questions, right? Like what if uhh… what if there's a spot on my body that I can touch to keep my heart from beating? or like what if, what if theres this uhh... stray bullet out there that’s gonna come through my window and take me out? like what if uhh... what if theres this huge unstoppable comet that’s just gonna like, destroy the earth and all of us? Like what... what if that’s happening right now? How can I avoid all these questions if I don't have that? Like, who is gonna be here? Why... who is gonna be there... in the hospital? Who is gonna tell me that all this is bullshit... its a dream? Just a dream.This is not a joke. And uhh... i'll never sleep.

Who will be there to tell
Me how stupid I am? [4x]

Who will keep me from lashing out? (lashing out)
Anxiety chokes me like razor wire (razor wire)
Who will keep me from lashing out? (lashing out)
Anxiety chokes me like razor wire (razor wire)

Now it's all in your hands, in your hands [x4]

(Anxiety chokes me like razor wire)

Anxiety chokes me like razor wire, razor wire... [to fade]

[click]

That Girl Possessed lyrics - alexisonfire

We won't forget that girl possessed
We won't forget that girl possessed
Possessed

Who knew her legacy would destroy her future?
You had such promise before your rape
You had such promise before your rape

Born innocent but something had to give
Exploitation, erotica and horror
Even a spread in Oui magazine
And then your habit of getting caught
What a frightful night
Born innocent but something had to give

We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't forget you
(What a frightful night)
We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't, forget you
(What a frightful night)

You painted a picture so graphic
That no one could
They can't see past it
You painted a picture so graphic
That no one could...
They can't see past it

We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't forget you
(What a frightful night)
We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't, forget you
(What a frightful night)
We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't forget you
(What a frightful night)
We won't, we won't, we won't
We won't, forget you
(What a frightful night)

We won't forget that girl possessed
We won't forget that girl possessed
Possessed.

White Devil lyrics - alexisonfire

Hey kids, we got a new white devil
And it goes in your fucking nose
That's right, we got a new white devil
This is how the story goes
Story goes

Watch out!

Glorify, glamorize
Try to forget your sunken eyes
Your dead fad is a disaster
Your fashion is my fucking cancer
Not so fun when your nose is sore
Bloody Kleenex all over the floor
But don't worry, who gives a shit?
All your friends will think you're really hip

Your dead fad is a fucking disaster

Addiction is in, I guess addiction is in, yeah [7x]
Addiction is in, I guess addiction is in this year

Looks so good
Convulsing on the floor, ya sugar!
And the blood from your nose
Matches your lipstick shade

What a fucking nightmare

Look what you have become
White devil, white devil, white devil [3x]

White devil [8x]

Get Fighted lyrics - alexisonfire

So make sure you love
Like you've never been hurt
And when you dance, dance
Like there's no one watching you

'Cuz You can waste your time
(Redefining the day that music died)
Or you can spend your life
(Guilt free and ostracized)
'Cuz all the fashion
(In the world cannot save you now)
(It's something, I'll write it down for you)

So make sure you love
Like you've never been hurt
And when you dance, dance
Like there's no one watching you

Oh, 'cuz this shit's not about pants
And this shit's not about shirts
And this shit's definitely not about hair
(This shit is 'bout having a good fucking time)
Maybe the music isn't dead
Maybe the music isn't dead
Maybe we all just forgot what it fucking sounded like

They Forgot
THEY FORGOT!

'Cuz You can waste your time
(Redefining the day that music died)
Or you can spend your life
(Guilt free and ostracized)
'Cuz all the fashion
(In the world can't save you now)
(It's something, I'll write it down for you)

My greatest gift to you
Is a dance floor
Free from insecurity

Happiness By The Kilowatt lyrics - alexisonfire

So this is continuous happiness
You know, I always
Imagined it something more
With the right drapes, the right paints
The right frames, this could really work
What a great day to spend indoors

Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up

In a hail of sparks
And a tangle of wires
Everything went wrong

So where has all the day gone?
And why are my lungs aching when I breathe?
Is there something wrong with the heat?
Why am I so cold?
And my heart feels sick
And it hurts when I speak
And this is not what I hoped for

Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up

Was this what we hoped for?
It's not what we hoped for!
It's not what, what we, we hoped for!

Was this what we hoped for?
It's not what we hoped for!
It's not!

"Alexisonfire" (2002)

44. Caliber Love Letter lyrics - alexisonfire

Sifting through weathered photo albums
(Does it make a difference?)
Looking for gloriously aged polaroids
(This is the way it is)
(You think it really would make a difference? Would I hang on the beach in perfect black and hide?)
Of places you've never been.
(I broke through this hollow shell that once held me so tight I couldn't breathe)
A place to accept you don't exist
(Come with me, jump off the edge)

"Smile for the camera sweetheart. I really wanna immortalize the moment."
Just remember the first step in forgetting
Is destroying all the evidence.
With friends like you,
Who needs subtext?
Sub. Text. Sub. Text.

This is a .44 caliber love letter straight from my heart.

With a gun, make your shot.
Let's hope for better shit.
(Straight {straight!} from {from!} my {my!} heart {heart!})
That reason for separation.
(Straight {straight!} from {from!} my {my!} heart {heart!})
Straight from... my... heart.
Christened by your bullet.
I'm losing patience.
Well I guess...
It's my own fault.

Don't remember.
Don't remember.
Don't... remember.
Don't!

Counterparts And Number Them lyrics - alexisonfire

Jennifer,
They lied to you.
When they said you couldn't breathe underwater.
(So here it is, the end is near)
I lied, too, when I said that I was hard.
(Never would've thought that I'd be something you'd so easily discard)
Because I'm...
Softer...
(Now I see it all so clear)
Than a...
(So it seems that when you turned away, you...)
Thrift store...
(Left...)
Thrift store...
(A scar)
Thrift store...
Sweater.
Twice as worn in.
Twice as worn in.

I was cast away once,
But I will be found again.
This I promise you.
Promise you.

Adelleda lyrics - alexisonfire

This is really only all we have:
(Bury all of me)
Daytime. Twilight. Pitch black. Night light.
(Before I have a chance)
Coldest eyes, and the softest touch.
(To open my eyes and see you laughing.)
Daytime. Twilight. Pitch black. Night light.
These typed letters.
(Is this all we have?)
Beneath me.
(Or is this all just twilight beyond the skyline)
Fuck with these buttons and knobs long enough
(Blinding me)
And maybe things will... turn out fine.

Hide behind your crystal screen
And blow kisses at me.
(Remember what we said wouldn't happen?)
Go.
Write your name on my chest in kerosene.
Spark a match, and you won't be cold again.

This is really only all we have:
Daytime. Twilight. Pitch black. Night light.

Coldest eyes.
You had the coldest eyes, and the softest touch.

Daytime. Twilight. Pitch black.
Light!

Gag and... destroy me.
Gag and... destroy me.

(Sorry I didn't hear you)
I have a
(I was busy dying in the corner)
Collection of thunder that I stole
(Those three words)
I stole. That I stole.
(Destroyed every inch of me yet you keep...)
From your windowsill.
(...Speaking)
Stole... right through your windowsill.

A Dagger Through The Heart Of St. Angeles lyrics - alexisonfire

Plaid skirts that hide love
Walk in single file.
Ties that restrict blood... to the brain.

Passing notes in math class.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
It's a coming of age story.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
Conflicting impulses.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
Cuts seem to bend the sky.
Bend (bend) the (the) sky (sky).

I've read this book before.

Anxious eyes stare out of warped glass
Waiting for the 3 o'clock bell.

Trying hard to forget that cold October day,
When Love challenged Freedom to a fist fight.
Freedom looked victorious;
But no one was expecting the outcome on that baseball diamond...
When Love reached beneath her plaid jumper,
Pulled out a switch blade,
And drove it...
Directly through the heart of St. Angeles.

Go!
Any notion of self-government
Was left by Love bleeding
On the pitcher's mound.
You're
(So you say you're scaring me)
Scaring me.
(And you won't be there to catch me.)
And bleeding on the pitcher's mound.

On the, on the...

Polaroids Of Polarbears lyrics - alexisonfire

Raped by my childhood?
What the hell do I know about rape anyway?
Well, I guess it's fun to pretend.
Sorry.
Just a thought that occurred when I wasn't quite awake enough
To dismiss it.

It's easy.
(You always used to stay within arms reach.)
To cheapen an event.
(Now it seems I'm all by myself)
By pretending it happened.
Only by pretending it happened.
(Save my life.)
Life.

(My life was taken tonight.)
My life.
(My life was ended tonight.)
My life.

Boring cliched self-destruction.
I think I should start doing aerobics.
And the rest...

Boxes of cats,
People with Taz tattoos,
Explosive personalities,
Self-centeredness,
Protractor from your new geometry set,
Inability to do math,
Geography.

Polaroids
(Tonight)
Of polar bears.
(Tonight)
Polaroids
(My life)
Of polar bears.

Polaroids...

Water Wings (And Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas) lyrics - alexisonfire

You always had the blondest hair.
Chlorine stripped your skin pigment.
The cash was worth the fucking change.
At the pool from open to close.
Rake the bottom for loose change.
A job that paid for the luxury.
(The image still hurts my eyes)
But it probably lead to his divorce.
(White chlorine burns so bright)
It's probably the reason why his son hates him
(Sometimes I fear the night. When addiction became surprise)
Now your blood is so toxic
So toxic with chlorine that you only have 3 months left to live.

(Red stained eyes. Red stained eyes)
Was the, the change worth it?
(Red!)
Was the
(Stained!)
Divorce
(Eyes!)
Worth it?
(Red!)
Now you will
(Stained!)
Never
(Eyes!)
See your son again
(RED!)
Red!

Where No One Knows lyrics - alexisonfire

Side-stepped land mines
And working-class attitudes.
Let's go.
This is a love song.
Deal with it. Deal with it. Deal with... it.

(And I will)
I will
(Beat my fist against my chest)
My chest, against my chest
(If only to prevent my heart from beating for you)
Beating... for you, for you.
(This new season brings with it songs of hope)
Songs of hope!
(You can't leave me waist-high wading all alone)
Things
(I know there is somewhere I can go)
I don't understand are the most interesting
(Where no one knows)
Like zero, and eraserhead.
(My name)

(And I still)
I still
(Remember the sound of your voice)
Sound of, of your voice
(Do you think I would call just to hear you breathe?)
Hear you breathe.
(Just to hear you breathe)

Sometimes it's just about feeling good.
John Cusack. Pop punk.

The Kennedy Curse lyrics - alexisonfire

Take this blood from my veins
And paint me a masterpiece of a parade...
A parade of the dead sun.

Writing
(Writing this letter to you)
This letter to you.
(I slice my wrists)
Kill their leader
(By way of paper scars and pictures frames)
And watch his family die
(Of all you left behind)
Family die.

Last man...
Last man standing is a joke.
In spite of the...

(When white)
Glorious head shots.
(Bleeds into red)
Head shots and 8 by 10s.
(When white)
In exchange for your conspiracy
(Bleeds into red)
(When white)
We'll give thanks.
(Bleeds into red)
Stop and you'll decide.
(When white)
Decide if you can.
(Bleeds into red)

Then the name won't exist.
Set him on death row.
Go on, let this happen.

[George's deep voice:]
(That... That's all, that you get. That's all you get. That's all, you get fuck...)
[Wade in background:]
In. In the. The ground. In the ground. In the ground. In the ground. The ground.

Put the dead Kennedy in the ground.
In the ground. In the ground.
The name does not live on.
Not live on!

Jubella lyrics - alexisonfire

You had such grace
(You had such grace)
In the end.
And I wish I could remember
(And I wish I could remember)
What colour
Your eyes were
(Your eyes were)
Every time, looked at you, my mind went... blank!

(Jubella)
You had the best damn Sunday dress
(You claimed to be the one)
At the end
(Who would bring down the stars)
Of the world.
(But as of yet I've seen nothing)
Of. The. World!

The walls of flames
That consumed you
And everything
That was good and...
Not with a bang, but a
Whimper.

Except
(Except)
The dead
(The dead)
Flowers
(Flower you gave)

What would you do?
Arms spread welcoming
The impending nothing.
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.

You had such grace
(You had such grace)
In the end.
I wish I could remember
(In the end)
What colour your eyes were
(In the end)

But everytime...
Looked at you my... mind!

Little Girls Pointing And Laughing lyrics - alexisonfire

(We can't)
I still can
(Stop now)
Remember what you did.
Your eyes filled
(We've got)
Discomfort
(To slow down)
Bare foot in a public washroom.

Spill on me your nostalgia
And cataracts...
That fell
Behind self-conscious eyes.

Warm water made
(Please just give me back my heart)
This hurt so good
(Well it's been too long)
Through ivory rain
(And I will burn no more)
And cutthroat soap box derby racers

(Oh God. Hurt so fucking good.
I want you to fucking wreck me.
I want you to wreck me.
I want you to ruin me.)

I want you to ruin me.
(Please just give me back my heart)
Ruin me.
(Well it's been too long)
I. Want. You. To... ruin me.
(And I will burn no more)
(Tired of all these lies)
I. Want you. To ruin me.
(And elsewhere eyes of yours)
Ruin me.
(So I will scream)
I want you to...
(And dream of what's to come)
Ruin me.

Pulmonary Archery lyrics - alexisonfire

Let's go!
It's never too late to be early
Or try and maintain
Some scrap of integrity and certainty
I guess.

(My fingers)
Won't apologize
(Are blistered and bleeding)
And 1977...
Was a long time
(Was a long time)
Time ago
(Time ago)
I don't care.

I don't care how things
Were and I won't
Apologize.
I won't apologize.
Fuck you.

The alamo has been penetrated
And there is little hope
For the white man so
Hop on your rainbow
Ride it...

(My fingers)
So hop on your rainbow
(Are blistered and bleeding)
And ride into oblivion
For all I care
(There's no longer)
You could be early
(Discomfort)
Or late
(That you brought)
Whatever!

Other songs:

Sweet Leaf lyrics - alexisonfire

Originally by Black Sabbath

ALRIGHT NOW!
Won't you listen?

When I first met you, didn't realize
I can't forget you, for your surprise
you introduced me, to my mind
And left me wanting, you and your kind

I love you, Oh you know it

My life was empty, forever on a down
Until you took me, showed me around
My life is free now, my life is clear
I love you sweet leaf, though you can't hear

Come on now, try it out

Straight people don't know, what you're about
They put you down and shut you out
you gave to me a new belief
and soon the world will love you sweet leaf

The Philisophical Significance Of Shooting My Sister In The Face: An Essay By James Secord lyrics - alexisonfire

My name is James Secord
Everything was gone
With this bullet
In my sister's face
Maybe then they
Won't hear the screams
Pull the trigger

The mirror hurts us, the music notes
That wonder how they won't be

Times are hard enough
Without days like these
If you cry hard enough
Maybe they'll hear your screams
Lifeless and splattered red
I put a bullet in my sister's head

Nothing now
I won't be, won't be
'Cause I am back again
Black cats, red dogs
Breakfast, rapist
Rough bread, not dead
Goodbye, rapist

God damn me

With a simple bullet
The shit is simple
You left a dead bullet
Everything is, everything is dull, gone, gone
Is dull