I'll keep my faith alive,
Cause this is paradise for parasites
Ican't believe my eyes
Streets full of blank faces and junkie eyes
The streets won't sleep tonight
A lullaby for the half alive
The city swings and whines
to the double crime of drugs and hard time

Lion City's sirens sing the night away
The city feels like a cage, feels like a powder keg
That's almost set to explode

Lion City's begun to rot
It's a matter of time until the roaring stops
the scene from the ground up
From the painted walls to the rooftops
Lion City's closed and locked
While the pop of feet crack on side walks
The have and have nots
Fade to backdrops of drums and gunshots

Lion City's sirens sing the night away
There's an overdose on 8th
And he does the cocain shake

The city feels like it's trapper between it's future and it's
Past. Life or deathe of a city not coming back
The city feels like a cage, feels like a powderkeg
And now it's gonna explode

Lion City's sirens sing the night away
There's an overdose on 8th
And he's wearing a blue face
Cause the Lion City's siren sings the night away
And I won't belong


Lyrics submitted by famous99sas


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    General CommentJust Pure Greatness
    can't wait for this album it's going to RULE!!!!
    But does any one know what GNV/FLA mean as thats the new album title
    The Trott Flipon May 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust Pure Greatness
    can't wait for this album it's going to RULE!!!!
    But does any one know what GNV/FLA mean as thats the new album title
    The Trott Flipon May 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGNV=Gainesville; FLA=Florida
    charlessteppon May 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyay I knew Less Than Jake could do better than their last album!
    Rev.Efbugon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. So glad to hear my favorite band making a song that sounds like they're back to their roots. Really reminds me of stuff from Losing Streak, and Loser, Kings...

    To me the song is about people and the things they do to get by. How people have to do things that may not be...shall we say, socially acceptable in order to sort of "get out" of their surroundings. Like, you may be stuck feeling one way, and you wish you could feel the same way you did when you were younger.

    Either way, can't wait for the new album. Going to see LTJ them Monday in Baltimore (third time now) hopefully they'll be selling the album there.
    84Z31on June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYup,
    GNV
    FLA
    Mean Gainsville Florida.
    Oh man, the show Monday night ROCKED! First official night of the Shout It Loud 2 tour! Goldfinger rocked the house too! And I'm SO glad they had GNV/FLA for sale! Got it for $10! They opened the show with this song and people LOVED it! I know I did. This album is SO much better than IWTOC. I like that album too...but this one is better.
    84Z31on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSingapore's nickname is "The Lion City"
    bob52tdon March 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBorn, raised, and still live in Florida.

    The only city I can guess that would be the "Lion City" and relevant to Gainesville or Florida is St. Augustine, FL. Lions guard a bridge there, and I've heard from a few people that it has occasionally been referred to as the "Lion City" because of it, but it's better known for other things, so it doesn't really come up.
    SFBullsGirlon April 28, 2011   Link

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