"The Diamond Church Street Choir" as written by and Brian Fallon....
Now the lights go low on the avenue
And the cars pass by in the rain
University boys and the girls fill the bars
While I'm just waiting for the light to change
And the steam heat pours from the bodies on the floor
In the basement where the Jackknives play
For the hub city girls in the ribbons and the curls
Who know the meaning of staying out late
The know the meaning of staying out very, very late
Singing

Who does it better than we do
Them sopranos in Andy Diamond's choir
Whoa, nobody knows
I've been crazy for so long without you

They'll find me beat down out in the universe
Though I'll never forget where I'm from
I might have moved away from home
And slept out there on my own
A million miles away in the stone
But the beat never leaves
And the temple's a relief
To my aching bones, rambling all over
And if I'm gone for too long
I can always hum along
So don't never forget what I told you
So don't never forget what I told you
Everybody singing

Who does it better than we do
Them sopranos in Andy Diamond's choir
Whoa, nobody knows
I've been crazy for so long without you

Just, baby who sings the rhythm and the blues
So sad, so slow, so smooth
Like I do, like I do
And oh, ain't it just like you want to
And oh, ain't it just like you always wanted to
Every night waiting
So long without you

Baby, who sings it better than we do
Them sopranos in Andy Diamond's choir
Whoa, nobody knows
I've been crazy for so long without you
Just, baby who sings the rhythm and the blues
So sad, so slow
Like I do
And just like you want to


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"The Diamond Church Street Choir" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentBrian's vocals in this song send chills up my spine. Freaking amazing.
    SitAndSpinon May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits andy diamonds choir, hes a close friend of the band
    kuperon April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the chorus is "No one I know does it better than we do"
    tjuwigon April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite off the new album. I agree that his vocals are insane on this track in particular.
    BakeCarrotson June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the reference to boston in: "For the hub city girls in the ribbons and the curls"
    ErrantVentureon June 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI went to see these in manchester on thursday and they were absolutely amazing. Brian said that this song described his hometown New Brunswick.
    tmaloneyon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgaslight does it again, this is probably my favorite track off american slang. i'd say it definitely applies to new brunswick with the rutgers university allusion, but then again could apply to any city. brian fallon's vocals are unbelievable in this track.
    jungelalnd91on June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Hub City reference is to New Brunswick. Brian's hometown and where a lot of bands get their start playing shows in the basements of the houses where all the college kids live.
    ZuzNJon July 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me but does anyone agree this song sounds abit like jimmy jazz by the clash it sounds to me like its brians version of the worlds best old punk band song 'jimmy jazz'
    SmitZyon August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe songs about New Jersey and their Andy Diamond De Nicolo
    Sarahemmaon August 04, 2011   Link

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