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East Side Boys

This song is by Martin Zellar and appears on the album Born Under (1994).

They grew up on the side of town Where the Christmas lights hung all year 'round
And the sidewalks went un-shoveled
And the dogs barked all night long

They were skinny and they were mean
Had parents that were never seen
Their hair was always longer
Their shirts were always tight

And we knew we'd never get to know 'em
And we knew we'd never try
Those East Side Boys seemed further from us
Than any star that hung up in the sky

Those East Side Boys never seemed to eat
They just smoked cigarettes across the street
Stared down at the sidewalks
Came to classes late

On conference days it was always the same
Those east side parents never came
Never read their stories
Saw their artwork on the walls

Once we'd hit the high school
Around grade nine or ten
One by one they'd disappear
And we'd never see those East Side boys again

They grew up on the side of town Where the Christmas lights hung all year 'round
And the sidewalks went un-shoveled
And the dogs barked all night long

No one seemed to know their names
They didn't go to Prom or football games
Just wandered through the hallways Like inmates doin' time

And we knew we'd never get to know 'em
And we knew we'd never try
Those East Side Boys seemed further from us
Than any star that hung up in the sky

(Repeat: x5)
East Side Boys...

Credits

Written by:

Martin Zellar

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