"Frontier City" as written by and Jared/followill Followill....
Find yourself a new frontier
'Cause life is going, going gone
Fly yourself away from here 'til you're clear
Before it's going, going, gone

Say it loud and in the light
For it's going, going gone
Shake the hands, the hands that pick people fight
'Cause life is going, going gone

Yes I'll find you and cut you down
Friends and neighbours, sleepy town
If you wake up before the blow
Pick your face up
We come, we go
We live until we live no more

Travel with the dead black eye
Before it's come and come and gone
Cradles and the rocking chairs beneath the light
Before it's come and come and gone

Yes I'll find you and cut you down
Friends and neighbours, sleepy town
If you wake up before the blow
Pick your face up
We come, and go
We come and go, oh oh oh
We come and go, oh oh oh oh

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"Frontier City" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +6
    General CommentFrontier City is an amusement park in Oklahoma City. Nathan worked there when he was 16 as a janitor picking up cigarette butts for his "a**hole boss" The song is a mixture of both Nathan and Caleb's experiences. In one of their home movies Caleb talks about how the song is about death coming to get you no matter what and how everyone at one point wishes that they could live forever. It was made by Caleb when he got out of surgery for his shoulder.

    I love this song so much! It sucks that the song is only on the Only By the Night (Deluxe Version) on iTunes.
    SpiralStaircaseon November 15, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI think it sounds more like:

    "Fly yourself away from here, into the clear"
    "Shake the hands, the hands that pick, pick the fight"
    "Friends and neighbours, sleepy town"

    But he is pretty hard to understand. Thanks for the lyrics =]
    true.love.wayon October 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentwhy this song wasnt on the album i dont know
    its easily one of the best songs ive ever heard by them!
    MassToolfanon October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo good.
    caseyjones003on September 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm glad not everyone who bought the album got this song. It's like pocket band kings all over again. I miss that. I miss old school kings. :)
    tash244on June 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue.love.way Is right.
    It definitely sounds a lot more like 'friends and neighbors'!

    obviously the song Is about living and life ending but i want to know what the rest Is about!
    Like yes I'll find you.
    Never the less, awesome awesome song!
    taperjeangirl.on October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song talks about the only amusement park in oklahoma.
    It is a really sleepy place and lonely too
    They talk bout their experience on their trips cause 2 of em were born in oklahoma
    DavidRon October 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard it was about Nathan working at an amusment park called Frontier City when he was young. Or something like that. I can't truly remember. xD

    But It's a simply amazing song. when i first heard it i had to stick it on repeat. :')
    WithLoveSummeron October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i couldn't take it off repeat when i first heard it.
    i love it & don't understand why it isn't on the album when it's clearly one of the their best songs.
    taperjeangirl.on October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is not on the CD-version of 'Only by the night'. It is an Vinyl-exclusive song. I don't know why since it is one of their greatest songs (in my opinion), but thats the way it is :)!
    VickaNon July 25, 2009   Link

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