Alexisonfire - Born And Raised Lyrics




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





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Alexisonfire Born And Raised Comments
  1. Alyssa Tripp

    Never heard this song before but I like It! Lol especially when you can't fall asleep... Ots not too loud and not too quiet! Its Awesome!!!!

    Alyssa Tripp

    Its* not ots

  2. Mark Wullenschneider

    Respond in to 2019 and f yeah;) bra! Born and raised!!!()+!

  3. patrick grondines

    LOVE THIS FUCKING SONG!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ebzzzz1

    Freakin awesome

  5. Sky delos santos

    Alexisonfire is just angry Weezer

  6. savanna sutton

    Who else got drunk and are listening to their middle school days/high school days music?😂

  7. Muddy miko

    So let me get this right, it was the guitarist / backing vocalist that joined Gallows? Neither of the lead singers?!

  8. fulano

    I tought it was a john mayer cover

  9. Rainbow77Girl

    what an interesting looking venue😂

  10. Brother Dave

    still love this song in 2019 hahaha

  11. Logan Griffin

    Those cleans

  12. Chris Colbourne

    What a great band welcome back boys the new tunes are great!!!!!!Familiar drug....:):)

  13. Brother Dave

    first time ever hearing this song WOW this was great

  14. Cody S

    Never noticed till just now that Dallas used the same cadence and lyrics for "harder than stone"

  15. Devilmaycry

    Pura adrenalina.

  16. coloursofdavid

    fxck, this is healing

  17. Victarion Belaerys

    From RESTRICTED 3!

  18. ProgrammedForDamage

    Love this clip almost as much as I love the song.

  19. Damien Thomas

    Anyone still listening in 2019?

    Margarita Nazario

    Hell yeah

    Gergely Háda

    Still here :)

    Gabriel Fioreze

    Definitely!

    Robbie Carpenter

    I’ll be here forever!!

    Frank藤原

    Best song from them

  20. SG Strike

    D-1, really can't wait for the new song!

  21. Cyril Larin

    That moment when you listen to the City&Color in heavy version.

  22. TheLastCommunist

    This was 10 years ago......

    R.D. Allen

    Crazy looking back, right?

  23. Rurouni Flojo

    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.

    Such good lyrics.

  24. Brian Sauer

    Man! What a rock I've been under! I loved their cover of The Dead Heart from Midnight Oil. and heard their name as they get a bit of airplay on the radio around here in southern Ontario, but have I ever overlooked a great band over the last decade! This is an AWESOME song AlexisonfireVEVO! Prompting me to checkout more!

  25. Carina Costa

    Brutal 🤩🤩

  26. hardollarsign

    lmao omg was this filmed in missisauga?

  27. Eduuh

    2018 <3

  28. na Oleon

    Their very best song

  29. Blee BlahBlah

    I miss this band.I remember buying their CD back in middle school 2006.Luv you dudes❤️

  30. Terry Digby

    Classic song

  31. Carlos Eduardo

    I can't believe.
    Love so much.
    Dallas....

  32. Anderson Balduino

    loko pra karalho

    Thomas Ryan

    Melhor banda Post-HC dos anos 2000.

  33. Ignacio Peñailillo

    Esta canción es adictiva wn

  34. MusicDiscoveryNet | MDN

    Is this a cover of John Mayer?

  35. Илона Шевякова

    Я не могу передать словами насколько мне нравится эта песня

  36. Tik Tak

    As a non-native speaker I always understand 'opossum's day' in the beginning. Makes me smile every time.

  37. Status

    I love this band so much it aint funny... RIP

  38. Vince McLaughlin

    This song has the perfect blend of everything.

  39. Nicolas Grecco Vairo

    Come to argentina you fucks!!!! love u guys!

  40. NyRo Ross

    listening to this in 2017?

    Margarita Nazario

    Still in twenty19

  41. Mark Tran

    Filmed in Mississauga in Chinatown!

  42. Matthew Visser

    One of my favourite albums and bands of all time. Literally every song on this album is pure gold :)

  43. SassmanGaming

    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

  44. Vince R'

    Their three voices... Such a match... Can't wait for any new stuff from them !

    Evan Woynorowski

    You're gonna be waiting a very very long time

  45. GabriDxC

    casi 2017 y sonando cómo el primer día!

  46. Qurida Pearson

    3 great vocals in one band.

    Chad Cassidy

    I would agree although Dallas can't do his higher parts live anymore

    henry jv

    @Chad Cassidy I really think he still can

  47. GhANeC

    This is likely one of my top 4 by them ever.

    Ben Smith

    It’s my number one.

    Petch94

    @Ben Smith happiness by the kilowatt will always be my number one 🤘🏻♥️

  48. Dean Müller

    The riff at the beginning is just too awesome \m/

  49. Gustavo Kina

    not avaiable on spotify or deezer, :/

    Matt Larkin

    all of their songs are on spotify...

    Gustavo Kina

    +Matt Larkin not this one, at least not in my country, the only song with this name there is a slow one

    Downtime

    its on old crows/young cardinals

  50. Hellrazr GLI

    funny enough the building this was filmed in is being demolished and we'll has collapsed on Eglinton today lmao the former House of Chan. seen it on the new and made me think of Alexisonfire lol

    Alex Martinez

    Shame, it should be a landmark since an Alexisonfire video was filmed there.

    Hellrazr GLI

    +Alex Martinez that been cool but they moved down the street there building a metrolinx station on that location and the house of chan was far to gone to save sadly

  51. Benny Bobadilla

    this song owns..

    that is all! ;)

  52. Pablito Oliveira

    Posthardcore f.o.d.a

  53. jay masters

    this is what "how to train your dragon" should have been.

  54. Billy D

    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

  55. André Fosstvedt

    shocked to see this band have so few viewers....

    Proof that people listen to shit these days. Theonlybandever <3

    Nando Geek

    Names bc his projetc is good as this band

    Nando Geek

    My Coins Your Purse when It comes to great music It doesn't matter it's kind. He is a great musician that's enough.

    Names

    That's based on opinion. Imo his project is aight but the band is amazing.

    Nando Geek

    This is not based in a simple opinion if you really like music you'd clearly notice it's quality even not being into that kind of style.

    Nando Geek

    I don't like post hardcore/metalcore but their are execellent. I still admire them.

  56. Orbsfearbefore8

    Magical

  57. The Suicidal Teddybear

    is this what the kids call "post hardcore"? sounds so fucking lame, but i guess that's what it's supposed to be

    Gavin Cain Hurt

    +TheSuicidalTeddybear even though they sound super post-hardcore the beginning sounds like a more melodic the fall of Troy piece

    The Suicidal Teddybear

    @GavInCane Isn't the fall of Troy post hardcore?

    Gavin Cain Hurt

    +TheSuicidalTeddybear that's why I said that, Imo this band would fit to be post hardcore.

    Gavin Cain Hurt

    +TheSuicidalTeddybear Post-hardcore is just hardcore with different influences. A lot of these bands will use jazz or whatever else. It's why it's so closely related to experimental music.

    Green Kid

    +TheSuicidalTeddybear

    This is also from Alexisonfire's last full length album, and like any band, many fans bemoaned their "tamer" new sound, or what have you..

    But their self-titled debut, though screamo at first glance, has some pretty innovative guitar playing and drumming. the drumming especially has always been far deeper than any other "hardcore emo punk" bands that I've listened to.. very groovy and offtempo.. a nice contrast to the blistering riffage

    Also, their second album (Watch Out!) is arguably their best.. and what garnered them respect beyond being just another screaming punk band. The punk roots show through, but it's much more polished a record than you'd expect from this genre. I'd suggest listening to that album if you have time, and haven't already.. if you are looking for their post-hardcore aspect, that album is where it will most likely be found.

  58. Erica L

    Woohoo, Canada is proud!

  59. Curtis Beauchamp

    Ontario's Alexisonfire has revealed that they're getting back together for a series of festival performances. ( 2015.)

    As previously reported, the band had posted a teaser image online last Friday (March 6) suggesting that some big news would be revealed today (March 9). A follow-up post has now confirmed that the St. Catharines-bred crew will be hitting stages once again for festival crowds worldwide. Info from March 9th 2015.

  60. holidaestyles

    Return of the kings! Hopefully it's the beginning of them coming back permanently

  61. xBadWolfx

    SO HAPPY THEY'RE BACK!! (Even if it's just to preform at festivals!!) :D

    Sunny Leatham

    FRET NO MORE

  62. SKULLOTRON

    My husband and I are extras in this video!! 😀👍

    Margarita Nazario

    Had to be freaking awesome

    Gerard Thompson

    That is amazing. Ignore the absolute tools who comment saying they don't care because they are too busy sucking their moms tits. What have they achevied? Exactly. Sweet FA! I'm jealous. It would have been amazing

    Mitchel 7346

    @Carlos Carlos damn, why you gotta be so fucking rude?

    Maryam Taheri

    LUCKY !! 😦

    Alex Baribeault

    Idiots: nO oNe CaREs
    People who care: Can you not read?

  63. Gabriel Barsali

    fuckin nice sound... i could say it's incredible on the Death Letter album too, where it's played accoustically.
    such a pitty they aren't together anymore...

    GhANeC

    what was that 2015 gig, btw?

    zoroth hermon

    Little did you know they'd make a huge comeback after you said that lol. (I saw them at Reading fest 4 years back, Brixton Academy June 2018 and seeing them at Ally Pally on June 1st) Wooooo

  64. Misfits Joe

    3 great vocals in one band.

  65. AndysEdits

    love the combination of vocal styles, so rare for a hardcore band to be willing to let clean vocals have so much dominance in their songs

    Psycho Flicks Productions

    Is it? Lol

  66. silenthillstrangler

    I recognise the "born and raised to live beyond the heft and weight" lyrics, recycled for city and colour's harder than stone.

    robert Champion

    Yeah, but it's not the first thing that was mentioned multiple times. Alexisonfire has a large focus around the year 1977

  67. ProgrammedForDamage

    Two of my favourite things ever, Chinese dragons/lions and Alexisonfire!

    The best thing to come out of Canada since maple syrup.

    Ben Smith

    ProgrammedForDamage , ok what about all the incredible Cannabis cultivars ???????

  68. ShadowCrowX

    George should've just learned how to sing and cut with those damn fx

  69. MulberryMurderMafia

    And yes, I am aware that I'm a creep... Lol

  70. moty0303

    has always been one of my favorite bands, will remain to be. Canada is proud of you

  71. guidedbyechoes

    Its Alexis on fire they named the band after a stripper

    CanadianGopher

    @guidedbyechoes where did you hear that, every interview I have seen when asked if its Alexis on fire or Alex is on fire they simply said "yes"

    guidedbyechoes

    here is an exert from wikipedia lexisonfire was formed in late 2001 in the aftermath of a three-band break up. Pettit was playing bass in a metal band called Condemning Salem, Green was a lead singer and guitar player in Helicon Blue, and MacNeil and Steele played in a punk band called Plan 9. These bands broke up at more or less the same time, and Pettit, Steele, MacNeil and Green all still had the drive to play and succeed.[8] They recruited drummer Jesse Ingelevics, and formed Alexisonfire.[9] The band's name was derived from Alexis Fire,[9] the world's only lactating contortionist stripper.[10] This caused problems when she discovered that they were using her website name as their band name, and she threatened to sue the band for copyright infringement.[11] However, it was discovered that the moniker was not registered, and no further action took place.[9] 

  72. Nathan

    I'm a noob is it Alex is on fire? Or is it Alexis on fire?

    Destiny Duffney

    Alexis on fire (AOF)

    justine draus

    One word to make it ambiguous - it's technically whichever you want it to be. :)

  73. mcdangles89

    This band changed my life

  74. sonot ronswanson

    what game are they playing?

    Antihero88

    Mah Jong I think

  75. Jamal Corrie

    Greatest soooooooong!!!!! 

  76. esau pedraza

    I know this might be a stupid question.. but i don't see dallas green in this song or am i missing him by some idiotic chance...

    Lili Sakura

    he is there @ 0:50 (he is just not wearing glasses

    esau pedraza

    Nice thanks, dude

  77. Max Gomez

    Like this song!! cheers from Argentina!!

  78. Juan Kemps

    This song got me into Alexisonfire, and it's still among my favourite songs by them

    Margarita Nazario

    Accidents for me. But all their songs kick ass

  79. Sarge Izzard

    weak. Love this band but this album was the worst.

    Sarge Izzard

    @UnovaChampionBlaze agreed.

    Liam Wright

    @Sarge Izzard This is my least favourite AOF record, too. But this is actually the first album they wrote not in a rush to go back on tour. They took their time writing for this one (opposed to the first 3) which is why it's a very polished record with actual choruses and hooks and the like. And since their "contract" is from an independant label that they practically started, not much getting in the way or any ridiculous requirements haha. It's a strong record, just not the AOF that we came to love in the early 2000's is all. 

    D0NTST4RT

    its funny  you say that cause this is the only record im familiar with. still trying to develop a taste for their older stuff but its not working out for me

    Sarge Izzard

    @D0NTST4RT well, it's very different. You have to think of the first album more like a classical piece. No choruses, verses, hooks, over engineering. Just movement.

    S C

    Agreed.
    Their first album is my favourite.
    Raw, passionate, in your face.

  80. Sensates

    goosebumps

  81. damienc300

    mmmmmmm...dominoes

  82. boudreau19

    they were honestly just the best...too bad dallas left to do his own shit

    Sir Bo Secatero

    I really enjoy dallas' other project a lot. A couple of years ago I found out he was in this band!

    Ben Smith

    It’s like yin yang, George is needed to balance Dallas.

  83. eetmud

    He uses the same melody as this chorus on 'Ladies and Gentlemen' from C&C-Hurry and the Harm, listen to the songs back to back, eery but cool.

    Chris

    He used a lot of his material from Alexisonfire in City and Colour because he wanted them originally to be used in a different way than they were used for Alexisonfire.

  84. Sara Olara

    you are lucky...cuz you have a lot of great music to discover

  85. Sara Olara

    its jus rock hipster

  86. Sara Olara

    you dont like screaming?

  87. Sara Olara

    I wanna play dominos

  88. I Secretly Hate Everybody I Ever Met

    Not into the screaming bit but the chorus is amazing :333 respect this band a lot !

  89. Corruption 19

    WATO came first :') but AOF are better.

  90. Hamm Ott

    Yeah, because WATO stole Alexisonfire's style. I really like both bands, but it's kind of true lol.

  91. Paul

    Few months too late as they arnt around anymore...

  92. DowntownBattleHill

    Oh ya DGD fans on AOF songs..
    I LOVE IT

  93. Rodrigo González Alvial

    esta wea es un temazo locoooooooooooo

  94. Renan Salazar

    I love this video. I never heard before about Alexisonfire until now... and they are so amazing.

  95. Sara I

    Has it been long enough for a reunion yet?? I'm really craving a good mosh pit...

  96. iulian girbea

    reminds me of we are the ocean

  97. Roxaslion

    Listen to Dance Gavin Dance, they change style almost every album because of new singers I am sure you'll find something to please you by them.

  98. GrammyDude22

    Is George wearing Dallas's glasses? Lol.