Singles

  

East Side Boys

Written by: Martin Zellar
Born Under
East Side Boys
Two Guitars, Bass & Drums
East Side Boys

Lyrics


They grew up on the side of town
Where the Christmas lights hung all year ‘round
And the sidewalks went unshoveled
And the dogs barked all night long
They were skinny and they were mean
Had parents that were never seen
Their hair was always longer
And their shirts were always tight

We knew we’d never get to know them
We knew we’d never try
Those East Side Boys seemed further from us
Than any star that hung up in the sky

Those East Side Boys never seemed to eat
They just smoked cigarettes across the street
They stared down at the sidewalk
Came to classes late
On conference days it was always the same
Those East Side parents never came
They never read their stories
Saw their artwork on the wall

Once they hit the High School
Around grade nine or ten
One-by-one they’d disappear
We’d never see those East Side Boys again

They grew up on the side of town
Where the Christmas lights hung all year ‘round
And the sidewalks went unshoveled
And the dogs barked all night long
Friday nights it was always the same
They didn’t go to prom or football games
They wandered through the hallways
Like inmates killing time

We knew we’d never get to know them
We knew we’d never try
Those East Side Boys seemed further from us
Than any star that hung up in the sky

East Side Boys…
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