"Division St." as written by and Geoffrey/keeley Rickly....
Lights out on division street
And all the hate that rises
Through the cracks in the pavement,
As the temperature falls.
(this is where is hits the ground)

Lights out on division street
I'm repeating
Goodbye to the memories,
(the fever that will not break)
The night is pouring down,
It's not enough to put this out,
I'll burn up before I wake up.
(on division street)
This is serious,
This is serious,
If this is serious
I'll hide my heart in dark parades.

Lights out on division street
I held you tight like an empty bottle...
But the glass broke
(and the poison spilled out of your mouth)
Hello? hello? is anybody there?
The house turned black and sat in silence
(while a mockingbird sang)
Listen to yourself
Go on and on, as if you spoke to someone else.

Lights out on division street
I'm repeating
Goodbye to the memories,
(the fever that will not break)
The night is pouring down,
Its not enough to put this out,
I'll burn up before I wake up.
(on division street)
This is serious,
This is serious,
If this is serious
I'll hide my heart in dark parades.

To dance between the scissors blades
Without getting cut.
I drew an x on your city's name
Lights out. black out. blow out the candle again.
Spin the room around
Fall down. pass out. get up. I can't keep repeating.

Between the footsteps I hear crickets in the trees
A silent army marching with me through a swarm of bees
A needle dragged across a record slowing down
Along division st. the lights were dying out
Endless rows of houses stretched on for miles and miles and miles...
Turn the windows black
Lights out on division street
Repeating (repeat it)
Lights out on division street
Repeating, (turn the windows black)
Lights out. lights out. lights out.
Turn the windows black
Listen to yourself.


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

"Division St." as written by Robert Keeley Geoffrey Rickly

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    General CommentFrom an interview Geoff said that song dealt with his old friend's still doing hard drugs, and his girlfriend lived on division street. When he got to his girlfriends house she was either breaking up with him/or found a new man. When he left her house walking back he got stabbed by some thugs on the street.
    SWEETSUSPENDERSon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCant believe no one commented on this yet, oh well. but to me this song is about both absolutly loving and hating where you live because of the memories it holds from the past.
    SweetSixSixSixon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti concur
    Homeydontplaydaton April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGeoff put it simply when I saw him this past winter:

    "It's a song about hating the town you came from"
    frikaknoton April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits so cool when he sings:
    I drew an X on your city's name.
    lights out.
    black out.
    blow out the candle again.
    spin the room around.
    fall down.
    pass out.
    get up. I can't keep repeating

    but i totally agree with everything said abovee
    WouldItBeYouon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG!...this song is freaking amazing...its probalby turning into my favorite off the album....i mean, the whole album is great, not one bad song in my opinion..but this song is starting to rule the day!!
    cerealheaduson June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow are there only 6 comments for the best song on WATT? oh well. this song is badass. I don't understand how this isn't a single. It kicks everyone's ass.
    vtmatton June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about Loss of Friends
    Breaking_the_Brokenon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard geoff say in an interview that he attributed division st. to all the pain in his life at one point and that he feels if he stays away from division st. he can somehow not have to go through the pain again
    imgointothebeachon July 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like Geoff writes atleast one song about New Brunswick, and how rough of a city it was, on every album (this side of brightness, cross out the eyes, and division st. id say). i like the running themes through this song
    obviously the lights out thing and the "i'm repeating...i cant keep repeating" if geoff writes a book i'm gonna read it.
    tomscahillIVon October 03, 2004   Link

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