Another Night at the palace,
Cause there is nothin' else ta do
The Same People, The same drinks and,
The same Music, the same quicksand.
I think this harbor town is waist deep and sinkin' fast

[Chorus]
Hello City, You've found an Enemy in me
Hello City, Hello City Hello City hey

Second night at the warehouse,
And my mock turtleneck just reeks,
From the Liquor room to the change room,
To the doom and gloom of the hotel room,
I think this seaside beer hall should sink into the Bay.

[Chorus]

Maybe I caught you at a bad time,
Maybe I should call you back next week,
Maybe half the fault is mine that the sun didn't shine on Barrington Street


It's 3 o'clock in the morning, and I'm hungry so let's eat
Whoa whoa whoa whoa.

Climb down three flights too the street lights, and the Bar fights,
We're just takin' in the sights,
I hope tomorrow that I wake up in my own bed

[Chorus: x2]

What a good place to be
Don't believe them, cause they speak a different language,
And it's Happy hour again
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
It's Happy hour again
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

[Chorus]

Hello city hey eh



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"Hello City" as written by Steven/robertson Page

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    General Comment:its a song about stevens fondness for montreal...
    silly canadians
    sean2458on April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:i think that this song is about a band (possibly BnL themselves) getting really annoied with playing at the same place over and over again
    neko-chanon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Hello City is about one of the band's earlier days while still a duo and travelling with Corky and the Juice Pigs. They came to a city during the second length of the tour and nobody liked them. They were just miserable, and it was just a terrible experience. So they wrote a song about it to get back at them I guess.
    Sanjuroon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:The bit:

    "what a good place to be, don't believe them,
    'Cause they speak a different language
    And it's never been happy for me.
    It's Happy Hour again."

    is taken from the song "Happy Hour" by the Housemartins which was the band which Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), Dave Hemingway (Beautiful South) as well as Paul Heaton (Beautiful South) were all part of.
    jonnykerron December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:What Sanjuro said. More specifically, it's about Halifax, NS. I found Barrington Street when I was there a few years ago. :)
    gravity_defianton December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:"You've found an enemy in me..." I love those lines!
    shan4shorton March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:This is a song about Halifax.....before they got big they played Halifax and got booed out of the city.
    It is a fave of the city noe because of a number of reasons..."Another night at tha Palace, cuz there's nothing else to do". I dare you to find a 20 something person in Halifax who has never uttered this line at least once. It is one of the biggest bars in the city and boasts live bands and large crowds. The unofficial name of this bar is the last chance for romance, because if you can't pick up here then you may as well join the priesthood or a nunnery.

    "Cause they speak a diferent language' The maritime lingo can be a bit difficult to decipher if you aren't used to it

    "It's happy hour again" Halifax has the most bars per capita than any city in North America

    "Maybe half the fault was mine that the sun didn't shine on barrington street." There are a lot of trees and tall buildings along Barrington in the heart of downtown and the sun hardly ever does shine there
    jmo78on October 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:This is a song about Halifax.....before they got big they played Halifax and got booed out of the city.
    It is a fave of the city noe because of a number of reasons..."Another night at tha Palace, cuz there's nothing else to do". I dare you to find a 20 something person in Halifax who has never uttered this line at least once. It is one of the biggest bars in the city and boasts live bands and large crowds. The unofficial name of this bar is the last chance for romance, because if you can't pick up here then you may as well join the priesthood or a nunnery.

    "Cause they speak a diferent language' The maritime lingo can be a bit difficult to decipher if you aren't used to it

    "It's happy hour again" Halifax has the most bars per capita than any city in North America

    "Maybe half the fault was mine that the sun didn't shine on barrington street." There are a lot of trees and tall buildings along Barrington in the heart of downtown and the sun hardly ever does shine there
    jmo78on October 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Ah, Halifax. I lived there (and hated it) for two years. I had this song on constant replay. Then I moved back to Toronto and found out that Steve Page had moved onto my parent's street.

    And the sun never shines ANYWHERE in Halifax, from all the fog and rain. Urk.
    KatOuzon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i think of it as a guy who moves to a big city (maybe for a new job or whatever) and just hates it. he spends his time wasting away his life, drinking and doing whatever (going home with women) just to pass the time in his horrible life
    and he blames it all on the city
    draglineon June 27, 2007   Link

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