"The City by Dawn"

THE CITY BY DAWN Lyrics by Defeater
rain fell hard.
chalk it up
to a failure.
push through
the cold weather.
racing heart,
slow the beat,
push through
the defeat.

no one knows,
just push through
the deadbeats, junkies, liars and cutthroats.

the same walk,
the same pier.
no one's going to remember him here.

"just walk until you reach those long steel tracks."
that old familiar sting,
the memories of rivalry.
years passed and it's still here.
the same dirt, the same rails, the same fear.
and all the years of giving in
rushed through his head again.
with no loss to match his gain,
he rolled on to hop that train.

rain fell hard.
chalk the miles
from his failure.
trees sway
with the weather.
racing heart,
slow the beat.
every crossed town line is relief.
with no money
and no name,
state lines, borders rivers are all the same.

the city
by dawn,
a stranger with no history comes.

"just rest your head
where the sun sets.
fade out
at sun down.
fade out
at sun down.
fade out"
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