All around city sounds
Scream into the nightscape
Drifting through the ups and downs
Of every building's shape

Bands are bleeding audio
In the dark, cold bars
Their hearts are a kind of presidio
So no one can see their scars

That's the downtown dream
Running through our minds
Every week it's a different theme
Of every single kind

Fear followed you home
Every night since you were eight
Lost in the emotionless chrome
Of the hotels and the grates

Death festered deep in the soul
Of every adolescent with a dark history
Suicide would swallow them whole
And sweep them from their misery

That's the downtown dream
Running through our minds
Every week it's a different theme
Of every single kind

Everyone has fallen severely
Because of debris of the broken heart
And the damage isn't always seen clearly
Until you take the person apart
And what you'd find wasn't what you'd expect
Because there was a different cause
For why they were wrecked
And you cried out for how it was
When you couldn't see their flaws
You couldn't see their flaws

That's the downtown dream
Running through our minds
Every week it's a different theme
Of every single kind

This wasn't your downtown dream
Invading your headspace
You wanted a different theme
But no one would grant you that grace

No one would grant you that grace