Dropkick Murphys - The Chosen Few Lyrics




Allow me to tell a story about our little town,
The big movies film here now and the stars all hang around,
Some celebs are from here but we still hope they know
That we’re the ones that made you, we’ll decide when you can go.

We can’t stand your success, we aren't afraid to let it show,
Just ask Lenny Clark, he’ll be sure to tell you so.
We’re arguing for sport here, and itching for a fight,
We’re obsessed with your presence,
Yet repulsed by your sight.

God loves the city's chosen few congrats to one and all,
You’ve battled to the top my friends, now we’re ready for your fall,
You’ve reached new heights and seen the sights,
Smell the roses while you can,
For another star is falling in Boston tonight!

We’re creatures of habit, nothing ever changes here.
2 a.m last call, so you better buy more beer.
When our teams win it all, all we get’s a rolling rally,
And every goddamn function’s MC’d by Mike O'mally.

It's 2008 and new kids are still the rage,
Well at least we know when they play Peter Wolf won’t come on stage.
The church is in a bind, there’s trouble in the halls,
But it’s that senator from Arlington that tried to grab my balls.

God loves the city's chosen few congrats to one and all,
You’ve battled to the top my friends, now we’re ready for your fall,
You’ve reached new heights and seen the sights,
Smell the roses while you can,
For another star is falling in Boston tonight!

If your name ain't Russell, Williams, Brady, Ortiz, Yaz, Orr, Bird,
This place can be a little tough, some might say absurd.
Dale and Holly build you up while the big show tears you down,
Just like Edgar Renteria, we’ll ship you out of town.

But it’s the GM’s and the owners who’ll take it on the chin,
Cause we don’t want excuses, we just wanna win.
Ya see when losing your everyone’s enemy,
I wish Henry, Kraft and Wyc would kick the shit out of Jeremy.

God loves the city's chosen few congrats to one and all,
You’ve battled to the top my friends, now we’re ready for your fall,
You’ve reached new heights and seen the sights,
Smell the roses while you can,
For another star is falling in Boston tonight!

How about those “Automatics”, Ernie’s got a lot of fans.
They don’t sleep in cheap hotels or ride in crappy vans.
They’re headed for the top, though they may not be there yet,
They’re still the only bar band that’s touring in a jet.

And don’t forget our actors, Chapman, Scannell, Lynch and Goodman,
The directors always seem to make our hometown guys the hoodlum,
But i’ll tell ya finding talent in this town it ain’t easy,
Even Marty had to use a lousy local band from Quincy.

God loves the city's chosen few congrats to one and all,
you’ve battled to the top my friends, now we’re ready for your fall,
you’ve reached new heights and seen the sights,
smell the roses while you can,
for another star is falling in Boston tonight!





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Dropkick Murphys The Chosen Few Comments
  1. Manthan Shah

    Not a Bostonian but this song ROCKS!!!

  2. Phillies Bob

    I love this song. I saw them in Atlantic City a few weeks after the Phillies beat the Rays in the 08 World series and they played this. They dedicated to the Phils. Ken Casey offered a tip of the cap to the Phils and thanked us for knocking off the Rays. They also switched the Edgar Renteria part with Manny Ramirez. I know it's a Red Sox tune but after that show I will always think of those 08 Phils when I hear this tune.

  3. Víctor Pérez

    Sad it was not to see Tom Brady fall this past Sunday night.

  4. Lunke

    I love this song, it was the first song I heard from Dropkick, and fuck, no one, has heard this song, it's pretty damn sad that one of their best songs is completely  forgotten, this song is the epitome of that feeling when your drunk and speaking about where you grew up. 

  5. aFewGoodTaters

    Matt Damon!

  6. Bluntgard

    @chisox100 I know, right. but maybe they'll put it out after they finish promoting Going Out in Style. I've written but to no avail. thanks for posting!

  7. Lord Selvmord

    @alexmiller1992 i'll send you a message with an awsome website. :)

  8. Bluntgard

    @alexmiller1992 youtube downloader

  9. Alex Miller

    I've loved this song for the past 3 years or so, and I can never find it to download, can anyone tell me how to convert to mp3? I'd really appreciate it.

  10. Nathan Norton

    THE CHURCH IS IN A BIND, THERES TROUBLE IN THE HALLS
    BUT ITS THAT SENATOR FROM ARLINGTON THAT TRIED TO GRAB MY BALLS.

    thats fucking hillarious haha

  11. mckelroy88

    i cant find this song on iTunes. what the hell is going on?

  12. Ashburnalley5

    @danzax1 When they played this live on that tour they would say Manny Ramirez instead of Edgar Renteria

  13. ProudPlasticPaddy

    i love this fuckin song, they mention my friend in it, fuckin filthy!

  14. Dan Za

    Just like Edgar Renteria, we'll ship ya out of town!

  15. 120wf

    for all of you who are mad at the dropkick murpheys for making fun of boston piss off

  16. Quinton

    go hiontach stuif!!!!

  17. Jessica Connell

    awesome song kickass song

  18. spencer small

    this is a true murphys song

  19. TheACDCjonas

    fy fan va bra!!! in english: Whata fuck what that was great!!!!!!!!

  20. rickard christensen

    leif loket forever!!!!

  21. EricistheV

    think its still unreleased, they wanted to see the fans reaction before they desided what to do with it... I hope they release it!

  22. Julia Hehemann

    jear this song is weeli cool

  23. Benny Wise

    Ken Casey!!! Great Lyrics! Lean back, drink a Guinness and listen!

  24. Bluntgard

    Even Marty had use a lousy local band from Quincy! thanks for the post!

  25. davemanning53

    Political? this song is far from it, its about the people of the great city of Boston, and mainly the celebreties(its 3am lay off if my spellings off haha) and the sports teams

  26. varflane

    Hi, I don't understand this - I guess it's political on your side of the pond. Out of interest what are your views on the new pressi? As an Englishman I'm very right wing , which I guess means republican over with you - however Barak seems a better bet than some old guy, and palin was frighteningly thick. Just interested to know your view. By the way, musically, this was pants. Ever heard of Vain - I'll send you some, it's sexy.