Sam Fender - Dead Boys Lyrics




The anniversaries are short lived
But they come back around at break neck speed
My world spins so fast
The centrifugal force keep me stuck in the middle

We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town
We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town

Our tussle with the black dog
Some are loud and some are silent
Everybody round here just drinks
That's our culture

We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town
We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town

We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town
We close our eyes, blind our pain, nobody every could explain
All the dead boys in our home town

All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town
All the dead boys in our home town





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Sam Fender Dead Boys Comments
  1. Martin J Pickering

    This song and video is an unbelievably important piece of art for Sam's generation. I hope they all know that. X

  2. Stephen Mullan

    Jesus. What a song. This boy means business.

  3. your mom

    I can’t describe what I feel while listening to this. Unbelievable. Perfect. Thank you for this <3

  4. Andres Molina

    Song feels too short damn bravo 👏🏻

  5. Robert Kelly

    I grew up in an estate like that, my estate was so bad for young men dying that they reckon the fucking place is cursed.
    I've seen my brother killed when he was 8, I was 12..and the only my Ma could say to me was "why couldn't you have died instead of him?"
    I'm 46 now, and I've lived a life tortured by my past, a past that wasn't my fault...I've seen a lot of my friends die through drugs and suicide, but the other day my 18 year old son asked me how was my mental health?
    I said "it's good son"
    My son is going to be a teacher, so I'm going to hang around for a while lads x 😉😘

  6. gionny emo

    Nothing but thieves?!?!

  7. alysha

    Sam deserves all the recognition. His songs are about the pitiful reality people fear to talk about.

  8. word

    Yes, Yes, Yes, YES.

  9. Terri Thorns

    I love this song!! It speaks to me in many ways. My brother took his own life last year and its comming up to the first anniversary, thank you for highlighting a big issue in the uk more people need to listen

  10. ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑΔΗΣ

    Excellence!!!!

  11. Luna Bosch

    Had shivers running down my spine. His voice and the lyrics are amazing.

  12. Katie Pena

    Am i here because of Ashton Irwin? Yes. Yes I am. And I’m glad to be here

  13. HARDMEAN

    My therapy to deal with the darkness is to separate myself from all social media, mobile devices, listen to Sam & reach out to another human being, talking always helps even though it may not feel like it at the time, let's have no more dead boys or girls because of silence. ❤

  14. Luca 1700

    Very few good rock music artists making music right now and Sam is one of them👌🎵

  15. brad little

    Sam...thank you...your music is the best...this song is incredible brother

  16. Koen Swalens

    Yesterday Sam gave a gig in Brussels Belgium. wow that guy is the best thing that happend in music for the last 20 years. The next Jeff Buckley is born.

  17. 1pufc

    May well be my favourite song. Album is phenomenal

  18. Lucas Ashton

    Shit & boring

    Jags

    Lucas Ashton learn the meaning behind the song

    Lucas Ashton

    @Jags ok not only is it shit and boring it’s highly generic

  19. Alec Doubleday

    Sam's voice is absolutely mesmerizing, this lad will be remembered in years to come as one of the true greats of singer-songwriters.

  20. Dream Catch Me X

    Wether male or female... "Just keep swimming" ♂️♀️🖤

  21. Jack D

    Just chills from start to finish.. amazing

  22. Margaret Hardcastle

    String stuff. Lyrically, musically and visually - but bloody brilliant and such a strong important message for so many towns - no doubt worldwide but sadly relatable to home too. Love Sam Fender and his musical brilliance!

  23. Peach

    Watching this video and hearing these lyrics will always give me goosebumps

  24. mike bone.06

    i feel like im one of these dead boys, tonight could be my way out.

    Alexa Mu

    If you're looking for a sign to stay alive, this is it. Please contact someone for help if you want to

  25. MashItup

    one of the best videos ive ever seen

  26. ZAIN Mohammad

    From Canada

  27. Francisco Ortuzar

    I love this video

  28. olga_ creek

    The ending is so good!

  29. Sam Dobson

    What a video.

    No words can explain.

  30. Wouter Nellissen

    That simple but amazing little drumoutro, love it

  31. Mr. Brightside

    Just good-looking athletic guys. Ok.

  32. koki iwasa

    [Verse 1]
    The anniversaries are short lived
    But they come back around at a breakneck speed
    My world spins so fast
    The centrifugal force keeps me stuck in the middle

    [Chorus]
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    All the dead boys in our hometown

    [Verse 2]
    We all tussle with the black dog
    Some out loud and some in silence
    Everybody 'round here just drinks
    'Cause that's our culture

    [Chorus]
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    All the dead boys in our hometown


    [Interlude]

    [Chorus]
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes, learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown

    [Outro]
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town

  33. lie to me georgia

    His music has such a good message

  34. Josue David

    Sometimes ads get it right, great song.

  35. Andres Quintero

    Lyrics


    The anniversaries are short lived
    But they come back around at a breakneck speed
    My world spins so fast
    The centrifugal force keep me stuck in the middle
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We all tussle with the black dog
    Some out loud and some in silence
    Everybody 'round here just drinks
    'Cause that's our culture
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    We close our eyes
    Learn our pain
    Nobody ever could explain
    All the dead boys in our hometown
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town
    All the dead boys in our home town

  36. Cassie

    My friend died this Tuesday. I wish he was still here. I know he would have understood.

  37. pat comerford

    A beautifully crafted video - pictures do speak thousands of words! The pictures in this video, however, left me speechless before being ready to come back to leave this comment. Thank you Sam Fender for your words, your music and your pictures!

  38. Michelle Santos

    Wow this is one of Louis Tomlinson's favorite songs. Sam is amazing, thanks for the recommendation Louis.

  39. Slaitaar

    UK Mental Health Nurse here: Men, it is not a sign of weakness that you are struggling for any reason. It is a sign of strength to know where our limits are and a mark of true courage to ask for help. Humility breeds self confidence and there are so many services that can help you turn your life around. You are worthy of that support.

  40. It's Yara

    Louis Tomlinson said this is his favorite and it deserves recognition because of how good are the lyrics. Thanks louis for introducing me to this amazing true music

  41. Sandy A

    I’m here because of Louis Tomlinson and I don’t regret it ... it’s important to expand our minds into other perspectives that people now days might not think about ... I love it... hopefully one day Sam could be recognized for expressing his valuable perspectives... 💕💕

  42. dougieB

    This video bought tears to my eyes. Such a powerful song. ✌🏽

  43. souliscringy :3

    I usually don't listen to this type of music but.. this is awesome!

  44. Tara G

    I have just learned about Sam fender through YouTube ad of his live performance of Borders just now. I like his vocals so now I am listening to his songs and watching his music videos. He reminds me a little of musician Bruce Springsteen. Thank you for posting. Much needed message in the song as well as music video, great to see and hear!

  45. syham1

    holy shit

  46. evisuguy Marc

    I had to turn the video off as I’m going through this and couldn’t watch,it’s good he’s bringing this to life and raising awareness, I took a big overdose and put a bag over my head and tied it off and went sleep, unfortunately like my life ,I’m useless I woke up, can’t do anything right but I won’t stop until I don’t wake 1 day. This guys a brill singer and needs more tv play

  47. Sophies

    Sam music makes us feel real people... <3

  48. andrew turvill

    This guy is super talented. Not heard a voice like this for a long while

  49. Andrew Natale

    What a fucking tune...

  50. peter dudgon

    music todays shit

  51. Simon Russell

    Nobody cares about Male suicide, society is too busy trying to make sure nobody says hi to a female without signing a consent form, or making sure you keep quiet about certain religions

    Mark Mcauliffe

    Bang on son.

  52. Stavaros Hugo

    This is straight up shit

  53. Stephen Turnbull

    Can't believe this has been out for a year already wtf

  54. Randomness Personified

    I don't know what it is, but I just absolutely adore this song even more (which I didn't think could be humanly possible!) when you sing it live. My son asked me why I was crying the other day - I was listening to a live version of this song. Beautifully touching.

  55. ohlalajeckostar

    Wow the lyrics just tears me up

  56. Amish Bee

    This song is so f*** important🙌🏽❤️

  57. LOZ

    I spend all day thinking about ending it... so alone... so depressed... why cant I talk to anyone about it. Everything is just so fucking wrong and I dont know what to do about it...

  58. Rodolphe Egerton

    Growing up in the north of England is majorly depressing, one factor is the weather but also the abundance of miserable, detestable people. I grew up in Manchester and wished I was dead for years because it's so insufferable but if I do go I want to take a few moron's with me just out of spite.

    Rodolphe Egerton

    @jules ju go take a bath with a plugged in toaster

  59. Travis Rabble

    It's about auto-erotic asphyxiation

  60. Chloe

    My brother showed me this song while we were drinking and smoking one night because we were lonely and depressed. It’s amazing

  61. Jonathan Jenkins

    I had written off new music today so much x factor and american rap shit, then Fender turns up. Kids you need to be proud of this guy , makes an old fella like me have faith in new music again

  62. Tom Winn

    Perfect on World Suicide Prevention Day.

  63. Luke Sandifer

    damm good music video

  64. hazel wright

    Support local talent guys!

  65. hazel wright

    Lush song btw Sam the only criticism is that you should of had a shot of the Metty and not the central line but appreciate this song the toon needs more support.please bring some back x

    jules ju

    I think the train is faster, if you're going to jump

  66. Mystic stickman

    This boys got an old soul for sure!

  67. Lee Kohler

    My friend, you are not the next Bruce Springsteen or Jeff Buckley, you are the first Sam Fender.

  68. Lee Kohler

    Thank you Sam. I lost my brother and best friend to suicide. This song means more than you can imagine. I know you said you did not want to make money off this, but honestly, I hope you do. Thank you so much. This song is a gift to the entire world.

  69. Marc Ayres

    I attempted suicide just over 3 months ago. Taken by police to Goodmayes psychiatric hospital in London and since then have started rebuilding my life (I'm in my 40s). This is one of only two songs I've found that have allowed me to release my emotions, step back and reevaluate. Music has so much power if you open your heart to it. Thank you Sam.

  70. Peppino Acrivulis

    This song is ..i can t find the words.. over the gold medal

  71. Nahuel Maldonado

    this is fucking beautiful

  72. チュービ

    サマソニから来た

  73. Philip Skingle

    Wow , just wow , so refreshing

  74. Jörg Levsen

    Rebell du

  75. Adam McGrath

    Music took a break and came back

  76. Pauschke

    Absolutely amazing

  77. Clare Follett

    This is truly one of the most powerful music videos I've ever seen.

  78. Enjoli Rose Willet

    There should definitely be a Sam Fender ft Harry Styles or vise versa

  79. Fuck You

    He's fucking amazing!!!! 😥🌟

  80. Naythh

    Just lost my best friend a few days ago to suicide. Nothing can explain this feeling of loss. The demons that he was facing were just too strong😔

    Love you so much brother, fly high and rest easy. I’ll take care of them❤️

  81. Austin Rodriguez

    How many other nerds are here after watching Siraj's 'How to Build a Retail Startup'? :P

  82. Lauren Bridges

    siraj brought me here

  83. Rich Marino

    Elton John’s Rocket Hour brought me here; kudos on the song and video.

  84. James Southworth

    This song and "Hypersonic Missiles" are both excellent. I am SO excited to hear this debut album based on these singles. Love this guy's voice, and am excited to hear more!

  85. Binny Lane

    love this guy, I feel real music is back when listening to him, awesome sound and voice

  86. Jasmine Graham

    I think I'm responsible for at least 700 views of this song!!! Such a difficult question to answer- which Sam Fender song is your favourite ?

  87. Oliver Berlin

    CU in BERLIN - wonderful voice, songs... ;))))) You will not only swim or surf on the wave of U2, Ed Sheeran...I`m looking forward...BEST WISHES!!!

  88. R O

    Sam Fender is single handedly saving British Rock.

  89. Michelle Phillips

    the dislikes are from women pressed because the songs not about them.

  90. Laura French

    Well done my dad met you Sam I'm Isabella he was called Rob french

  91. MysticM777

    Meaning!!!!!!!

  92. robrert jacobs

    there is one underlying message beneath this beautiful, dark, meaningful song... that we should stand up as men.

  93. Irena Lenc

    Thank you for this song Sam, it's heartbreakingly beautiful and so very honest. And congratulation to the video director Vincent Haycock, I cannot even image more fitting imagery to this song.

  94. Non-apolagetic Cinema

    Sam Fender is the greatest find that I've found in some time. The music scene has needed him.

  95. lyssword

    Voice reminds me a bit of Brandon Flowers

  96. Liam McGirr

    Easily his best song

  97. soho C

    Tell me more stories, sam