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I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You

This song is by The Hold Steady and appears on the album Teeth Dreams (2014).

Original video
I heard the Cityscape Skins are kind of kicking it again
Heard they finally got some discipline
Running up the score
And stocking up like it's World War Four

I heard that some are getting sprung and some are back in
You know it's always back and forth
And most of them are dead
And some don't even live here anymore

So when I brought you back here for Christmas
I didn't think we would see them
I guess I should have explained

There was a side of this city I didn't want you to see
There's just these guys that I know and we go back pretty deep
I hope this whole thing didn't frighten you
There were times that it terrified me

I know what they said
I don't know if it's true
I hope this whole thing didn't frighten you

They're building a bunker down by the river
And someone said that that's where they've been getting together
They've got masks for the gas
They're sleeping in their bulletproof vests

I guess Shepard came out of St. Cloud with a little ideology
Some new way of thinking man
A view to the future
Jesus, this might be a mess

For me it was mostly the music
A crew to go to the shows with
I guess I should have explained

There was a side of this city I didn't want you to see
There's just these guys that I know and we go back pretty deep
And I hope this whole thing didn't frighten you
There were times that it terrified me

I know what they said
I don't know if it's true
I hope this whole thing didn't frighten you

They never care if it's true
As long as they've got something to prove
And they've always got something to prove

And the room filled with dudes
And they cranked up the tunes
And I could tell this whole thing kind of frightened you

There was a side of this city I didn't want you to see
There's just these guys that I know and we go back pretty deep
I saw you look at their shoes, I saw you look at their teeth
I could tell this whole thing kind of frightened you
I saw you tapping your arm like you wanted to cruise
I could tell this whole thing kind of frightened you