"Crisis" as written by Levi Seacer, Billy Steele, Quan Howell and Carl Pertile....
Yeah, this town is going under

The temperature's through the floor
Your fingers are turning black
There's a crisis knocking at your door
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

You'd better try to make it home
The snow is getting too deep to drive
Your car might be your coffin
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

We're never going to see the summer
This season's coming long and hard
Yeah, this town is going under
This season's going to kill us all

Count the snow flakes, little children
Count them as they bury you alive
Count them as they choke the road ways
A blizzard's coming in the year punk died
(One nine seven seven)

This season's left us all helpless
I can't see and even God is blind
And deaf to all your prayers
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

There's nothing that you can do
This weather's stronger than us all
The sky is going to crush you
(One nine seven seven, one nine seven seven)

This season's growing cold
I fear that this could be the end
And there's no sign of hope
We've got a crisis on our hands

The junkie is trapped indoors
Pretty soon he's going to need a fix
But the weather's not going to let him
And he's starting to get the itch

This season's holding us all hostage
Better do whatever it demands
Carter knows that we've got a crisis
Weighing on our frost bitten hands

(One)
There's nothing that you can do
The sky is going to crush you
(Nine)
There's nothing that you can do
The sky is going to crush you
(Seven)
There's nothing that you can do
The sky is going to crush you
(Seven)
There's nothing that you can do
The sky is going to crush you

This season's growing cold
I fear that this could be the end
And there's no sign of hope
We've got a crisis on our hands


Lyrics submitted by iamthenightstars, edited by AlexisFire

"Crisis" as written by Wade Macneil Dallas Green

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    General CommentOne last Sunset should be One Nine Seven Seven (1977), see Pulmonary Archery.

    "your car might be on curfew" should be "your car might be your coffin"

    other things are wrong but I gotta go to work. Amazing song, Alexisonfire does heavy psuedo-metal very well. Love the George heavy vocals :D
    cmbasnetton July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbove poster is right about the corrections.

    There was a huge blizzard in 1977 that wrecked a lot of Ontario and New York, I can't think of what else the one nine seven seven might be a referece to...
    tombeutleron July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJanuary 19, 1977 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida--despite its ordinarily tropical climate--for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.

    I know this has nothing to do with Ontario, but it's interesting to note. My dad is from the same hometown as George and I've been to Grimsby lots of times, the winters there are astoundingly cold.
    cmbasnetton July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCatch the snowflakes little children
    Cause the storm is going bury you alive

    should be

    Catch the snowflakes little children
    Count them as they bury you alive
    cmbasnetton August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe ending should go like this:

    The season’s holding us all hostage
    Better do whatever it demands
    We should all know that we’ve got a crisis
    We’ve all got frostbitten hands

    One!
    There's nothing that you can do
    The sky is gonna crush you
    Nine!
    There's nothing that you can do
    The sky is gonna crush you
    Seven!
    There's nothing that you can do
    The sky is gonna crush you
    Seven!
    There's nothing that you can do
    The sky is gonna crush you

    This season’s growing cold
    I fear that this could be the end
    And there’s no sign of hope
    We’ve got a crisis on our hands
    aaronkalbon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song
    the intro reminds me of new noise refused
    sushi signalson August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it does sound kinda like New Noise. Oh well, still a good song.
    Chuck Norris Zombieon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe new album's artwork is completely tied in with this particular song. It even says in the liner notes. It's pretty much just about a blizzard in 1977 that hit St. Catharines and most of the Niagara region.
    xNo.Transitoryon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is about the North American Blizzard of 1977.
    It fits in very well, especially the line "your car might be your coffin".
    nine people were found dead in their cars after the blizzard was over.
    It was also described as "a wall of white burying the city"
    there's a lot of other links too.
    check it out for yourself.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    X.xroses4thedeadx.Xon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAny connection to Pulmonary Archery?

    "..And 1977 was a long time ago.."
    transitsomniumon August 28, 2006   Link

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