Alexisonfire - Emerald Street Lyrics




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





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Alexisonfire Emerald Street Comments
  1. dosi- dos

    Repping Hamilton Ontario, the city I was born and raised

  2. Drewe Cantwell

    Absolute killer

  3. Eric Lutz

    Aof best low key song by far !!!

  4. Velhomiguel

    Sad that they never played this gem live.

  5. Liam Woodhouse

    Reminds me of my hometown of St Thomas Ontario

    Danielle Botas

    reminds me of the street I live on... emerald st Hamilton Ontario represent!

  6. AndysEdits

    anyone know if there is a video of them performing this live?

    methaddict88

    +AndysEdits i've searched but can't find one :'(

  7. K R

    Dying of laughter every time I hear this song because its so true. U.u

    Eric Lutz

    K R hey cutie. Why so funny tho ?

    Erin Vaillancourt

    must be a Hamiltonian too lol

  8. durabubble

    A.O.F FOREVER

    Sameer Yachouh

    The band broke up ;-;-;-; I cri evr tim

  9. Ryan Gamari

    Great tune