"Maitland Street" as written by and Christopher John Cheney....
I hear the sirens oh no
Coming to remind me to go
Silence is golden I know
Until the silence is known

And the plans were carried on
We were the victims all along
Is it true did the world stop turning
When the rain came down

When the rain came down on
Maitland Street
Would we drown in the sorrow
Of another defeat?
Will we be remembered if we
Don't get beat?
Got your head in the clouds
Your feet on the ground
Will we be remembered?
Will we be remembered?
Or lost in history
Of Maitland Street

Looking for an echo
Searchin' for somewhere to go
We found a place that we called home
But it was empty yeah
Yeah there was nobody there

And the clouds began to break
We tried to run but it was too late
Now it's done and you gotta move on
'Cause it's never gonna be the same

Doesn't anybody know?
What happened all those years ago?
Doesn't anybody know?
Is it true did the world stop turning
When the rain came down


Lyrics submitted by OmegaTLE

"Maitland Street" as written by Christopher John Cheney

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Maitland Street song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome Song
    OmegaTLEon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed
    shandy_28on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great song hidden on a living end Album. There are tons! Great Band Great Song!
    philmurrayon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo is Maitland Street an actual location and did something happent here? I dont follow east coast local politics.
    RABicleon June 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwait, don't quote me on that. i could be wrong.
    minutemanon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnonetheless, this song is about the september 11 attacks so i assume the world trade center was on maitland street.
    minutemanon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWrong!! The song's not about 9/11, I'm pretty sure its about a fire in Canada that happened on Maitland Street.
    AnnaSepticon April 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's totally about 9/11, although like most songs, it incorporates and touches on other events that also fit into the metaphor. Chris said himself "My take on 9/11, for what it's worth." The WTC was not on "Maitland Street", so it's either a fictional location, or a street he came upon (I imagine in Oz, I live in NY, so) and liked the name enough to use it.
    leadmyskepticon May 09, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe twin towers were on maitland street. ;)
    minutemanon July 06, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain