Another crowded dance floor
Another empty glass
Another failed hello
It’s your alibi
Another splendid lie
It’s the bruises that you can’t show

It’s another lonely sunset
Another starless sky
The nervousness inside
It’s the final kiss from a lover’s fist
It’s the reason why you can’t cry

It's a violent reaction
The mixtape in your heart
The answer you should know
How we complicate, a simple mistake
It’s the face you make when I go

And we tried to change
The city noise made us strange
So we plugged our ears and learned to fight
We set the stage but we could not engage so we cut all ties by candlelight
Change, change, change


Another deep depression
The calm before the storm
The shaking in your head
How you sacrificed – How you paid the price
All the words you wish you had said

It’s the rawest of emotions
Drinking to forget- names written in the snow
It’s the anxious feel- purging your last meal
It’s the secret that you can’t know


And we tried to change
The city noise made us strange
So we plugged our ears and learned to fight
We set the stage but we could not engage so we cut all ties by candlelight
Change, Change, Change


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City Noise song meanings
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    General CommentDoes anyone have this song? If so, could you message me on aim?
    PrettyLikeDrugson August 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment- or email me? I really, really want it.
    PrettyLikeDrugson August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthank you, I have the song now that someone sent it to me.
    PrettyLikeDrugson September 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou can find it on their new album "so long scarecrow"
    Mono_666on September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou can find it on their new album "so long scarecrow"
    Mono_666on September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first time hearing this song, I was all "This sounds so different from Jack Off Jill -sigh-". But Scarling isn't supposed to sound like a Jack Off Jill replica. And I've grown to love the new sound just as much as the old.
    Little Girl Scouton September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmmm I think this song is about how people in a big city go clubbing, hitting the hot spots in hopes of picking someone up who could end up being totally wrong for them. Or it could just be about nightlife in a big city in general and how people are viewed as cosmopolitan.
    KillMeFasteron October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI haven't listened to Jack Off Jill yet...I heard about Scarling over the Internet and City Noise completely blew me away, I ordered So Long Scarecrow off Amazon and it's supposed to come in sometime next week, I can't wait...

    Anyway, I think this song is kind of about how somebody can move to a different place or city and that new lifestyle can change their personality completely. As KillMeFaster said, they go out clubbing a lot, and they probably drink a lot too. Specifically in the lyric "purging your last meal" refers to bulimia, and how superficial the general public can be.

    And, I've always thought the "city noise" was a metaphor for people gossiping, maybe?

    Great song. I can't WAIT until So Long Scarecrow gets here.
    guitaresson October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI may be wrong on this, but I THINK it's about the break up of jack of jill (the end)..in Jessicka's eyes... and Scarling (the beginning)..the birth of something new. In my opinion 'City Noise' is the problems/chaos that they may have experienced and even created on their own while touring as a band.

    'And we tried to change
    The city noise made us strange
    So we plugged our ears and learned to fight
    We set the stage but we could not engage so we cut all ties by candlelight
    Change, Change, Change'

    Translation...

    They tried to 'Change'. Possibly their sound..possibly attitude...music..whatever. Maybe personallity. After a bit they found out that the change just wasn't working for them as a band...it created 'city noise'. Despite issues they tried to stay together, they set the stage..they could not engage, so they cut all ties by candle light ;).

    Change change change = the beggining of Scarling.
    roachofdiscordon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlike most songs i think this refers a lot to destructive relationships but it goes beyond that also. i do agree with roachofdiscord that it could be about the break up of jack off jills. and how the bands break up or whatever really fucked jessicka up

    'It’s another lonely sunset
    Another starless sky
    The nervousness inside
    It’s the final kiss from a lover’s fist
    It’s the reason why you can’t cry'

    i think this might refer to jessicka feeling alienated and hurt about joj and ultimately forming scarling.

    this song is really angsty but there's some kind of hope in it which of course makes it great. =]]

    great song, great lyrics. i love it.
    demeteron January 03, 2006   Link

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