"Handsome Furs Hate This City" as written by and Alexei Perry Dan Boeckner....
woke up with blankets and buildings with jaws
stuck to the sheets, clammy with noon
we wish for night-time, a darkening screen
hoping the heart is just a machine

oh, there was home (x2)

this one is vicious, a sinister lean
we haunted the staircase where small ghosts have been
we knew that heaven was stretched out and wide
pinned to the sky, pinned to the sky

oh, there was home (x2)
oh, life is long and hollow (x4)

we hate this city and its drone (x4)

so black out a million screens
and wires up the floor

baby we can get you anything you want
anytime you want
but you'll wonder what its for

so black out a million screams
and wire ourselves to the floor

baby we can get you anything you want
anytime you want
but you'll wonder what its for






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    General CommentHandsome Furs Hate Toronto (this city)
    heremywolveson December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would have though Montreal or Vancouver, but I like all of those cities (so long as I don't have to live in them for long). The images in this song are splendid.
    russeon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about forgetting about modern technology, and opening your heart without the machine. I think it's also about how materialistic people are these days and completely forget about love.

    Also, it's "Opened my heart, just a machine"
    schimmion May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with schimmi.
    especially, when it comes to the end of the song:
    "...so black out a million screams
    and wire ourselves to the floor

    baby we can get you anything you want
    anytime you want
    but you'll wonder what its for"

    Basically, it could represent every industrialized fucking city of the world, not just particular one =)

    "oh, there was home (x2)
    oh, life is long and hollow (x4)

    we hate this city and its drone (x4)"

    There was home, when you're young, when you had nothing to worry about. And now, welcome to routine. Busy buzzy piece of...life.
    ah.yes.please.on May 17, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWoke up with blankets and buildings with jaws
    Stuck to the sheets, clammy with noon
    We wish for nighttime, a darkening screen
    Opened my heart, it's just a machine

    And oh, there was home
    Oh, there was home

    This one is vicious, a sinister lean
    We haunted the staircase where small ghosts have been
    We knew that heaven was stretched out and wide
    pinned to the sky, pinned to the sky

    And oh, there was home
    Oh, there was home

    Oh, oh, life is long and hollow
    Oh, oh, life is long and hollow

    Oh, oh, life is long and hollow
    Oh, oh, life is long and hollow

    We hate this city and all its drone
    We hate this city and all its drone
    We hate this city and all its drone
    We hate this city and all its drone

    So black out a million screens
    and wires on the floor
    Baby, we can get you anything you want
    anytime you want, but you'll wonder what it's for

    So black out a million screams
    and wires on the floor
    Baby, we can get you anything you want
    anytime you want, but you'll wonder what it's for
    Contaminatoron April 14, 2012   Link

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