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with union locals draped across our chest
like we were coming up for air
we're racing our bikes up the road
towards the sounds of independence square

but there's no city lights on these streets tonight
no one lives here anymore
just the boarded up shots and vacant lots
and the still of a corner store

with the sound of the night ticking fast as it can
in the silence that stands in the darkness of town
with our bones buried in the ground

take me down to the disco
with your blood on my hands
ticking time till they get you
take me down to the disco

well we grew up on the walk back home
from a school we didn't care about
'til you showed up drunk on the lawn
with a story that you couldn't get out

you joined the army on my birthday
so I wandered the streets alone
they don't draft kids 'round here no more
we just join up on our own

with the sounds of the night ticking fast as they can
in the silence that stands in the darkness of town

take me down to the disco
with your blood on my hands
ticking time 'til they get you
take me down to the disco

they busted the unions in august
promising a smoother ride
but old money don't change much
it just rolls to the inside

so I'm getting out of here tonight
because I'm not much for suicide
I'm just looking for a friend
who moved to the north side

'cause there's no riot tonight
no revolution to fight
just the ticking of time as you wait for the light
on the edge of a union town

take me down to the disco
with your blood on my hand
ticking time 'til they get you
take me down to the disco

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from Paradise Cinema, released May 22, 2015
written by James Burrows
produced by Dave Brandwein

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