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This Town has it's claws
Buried in my neck
This town- it takes lives
Without Mercy
Without Hate

The streets are in distress,
The sun suffocates behind darkened skies
The grass is growing
On top of my feet

I'm sinking
Won't be long before I'm too deep to run
The line up seems endless
Underneath the salvation signs

We are the dead ones
We are the lost cause
We are the bend before the break
Our steps seal our fate

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)

Every step I take
I leave a small piece of myself behind soon there will be nothing left
The cracks in the pavement
Match the cracks in their weathered skin

The sky's a brick wall
The ground's a juggernaut
Each day they get a bit closer
Between them, I am caught
I stare in amazement, I can't believe this is where I live

Every breath I take
I feel my lungs fail
This breeze feels more like shards of glass
I'm more scars than skin

Because the city, the city is haunted, by ghosts (ghosts) from
Broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls)

Our steps seal fate
Our steps seal fate
This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls
This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls

The city, the city is haunted
Oh, walk with us
Oh, damn, walk with us

The city, the city is haunted, by ghosts(ghosts) from broken homes(homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted. there's no hope(hope) left for these souls(souls)

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    10cam10Sep 24, 2008 at 1:41 am
    Okay, that works, Or he's talking about all this metaphorically,
    Like there are so many people who think too literally about songs...
    Like for all you know the meaning behind this is completely diferant,...
    This Harv guy could be right, but that isn't too often a band makes a song like that without meaning behind it...
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    blackwidowOct 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    you can live in a city an ppl walk about lifeless, an faceless, because there so much pain given behind a wall most consider a home, but to most its a place with secrets, an you know the pain of that cause you are to going through it, nothing to do, nowhere to go, a path of destruction is all that can keeps your mind occupied in the thoughts of what if, we all believe in things but left hopeless cause there isn't change in a dark place thats going no where, all you have is Memories an even those leave your soul COLD.~widow~
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    mutedMar 25, 2009 at 9:27 am
    i personally think that the song could mean that something happened a long time ago which makes him haunt that city and now he cant leave but like cam said the song could have a metaphorical meaning it depends realy on what type of thinker you are. but the haunting the city theory does sound much more awesome
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    muffinygoodness12345Dec 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    yeah i agree with cam. it doesnt seem to me like a band like alexisonfire would put out a song with a meaning like that. sounds like one big metaphor to me... either way great song!
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    TashaXTheXCrimeDec 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    I agree with nute to a degree, he seems to kind of come from a home thats broken so now every where he looks its broken, seeing as it could be anywhere in the world, so in turn it was everywhere he goes this dead, ghost like feel is always with him, and now every where he goes he's haunted but the ghosts of his past...vs the city ACTUALLY being haunted

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