"Engine engine number 9 going down Chicago line engine off the Track, do you want your money back?"

We waited all year for this time to come around.
We didn't have much, but what we did have, we held very close.

"Y-e-s spells yes, not because you're dirty, not because you're clean,
Just because you kissed a girl behind a dirty magazine"
I'M IT!

my head against the tree, I start the count 1-2-3....
This is what life's all about......

"Ready or not-" I'm interrupted.
My head against the sidewalk.
Being thrown to the ground is what I've heard they do,
A Laugh in your face and a crack in the head with a bottle of booze.
I became the gangs soccer ball, kicked around for their enjoyment.


Their laughing became deafening,
The memories became scarring.
And all they could do was watch.

The gang,they swung at will.
Pounding my pals for the thrill.


But it was laughs that buried me.
I leaned up against the tree,
Had my pals holding my head,


We all sat there and weeped.


Why am I not hiding, why am I not seeking,
Why am i cut open, the nights filled with shrieking.
Give my hiding spot away, I'm done for today.
Give my a few years,
Then tell em to come back and play.


Lyrics submitted by Turk Turkleton

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    Song MeaningThis song recounts a traumatizing event that happened to one of their singers as a child.

    He and some friends were playing hide and go seek when a gang found them and hurt them pretty bad.

    This song details what happened, while the second part, "...If they Holler..." explains his vivid revenge fantasies.
    BitstreamDataon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenta killer track!
    theTyranton March 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Number Twelve Does it again :]
    ImZeROon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis this song tie up with If they holler?
    ImZeROon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so much heavier now that i understand what the lyrics are about
    this is one of my favorite songs of all time
    nefittyon April 08, 2010   Link

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