This Could Be Anywhere In The World
Alexisonfire Lyrics


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This town has its claws buried in my neck
This town, it takes lives, without mercy, without hate

The streets are in distress
The sun suffocates behind darkened skies
The grass is growing on top of my feet
I'm sinking, won't be long, before I'm too deep to run
The line up seems endless
Underneath the salvation signs
We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause
We are the bend before the break, Our steps seal our fate

Because this city
This city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts)
From broken homes (homes)
Because this city
This city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope)
Left for these souls (souls)

Every step I take I leave a small piece
Of myself behind, soon there will be nothing left

The cracks in the pavement
Match the cracks in their weathered skin
The sky's a brick wall
The ground's a juggernaut
Each day they get a bit closer
Between them, I am caught
I stare in amazement
I can't believe this is where I live
Every breath I take I feel my lungs seal
This breeze feels more like shards of glass, I'm more scars than skin

Because this city
This city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts)
From broken homes (homes)
Because this city
This city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope)
Left for these souls (souls)

Our steps seal fate
Our steps seal fate

This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls
This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls

This city
This city is haunted

Oh!
Walk with us, oh!
Down
Walk with us

This city
This city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts)
From broken homes (homes)
Because this city
This city is haunted




And there's no hope (hope)
Left for these souls (souls)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Alexisonfire's "This Could Be Anywhere In The World" paint a bleak picture of a city that is suffocating its inhabitants. The opening lines describe how the town has its "claws buried in [the singer's] neck," a striking metaphor for how the city has a hold on him. The next lines describe how lives are taken in the town without mercy or hate, indicating a kind of indifference that has taken hold in the community.


The remainder of the song continues to paint a dark picture of the city, with descriptions of distressed streets, suffocating skies, and growing grass that is ready to consume those who walk on it. The salvation signs, which in another context might indicate hope, instead serve as markers for the dead and lost cause.


The chorus of the song highlights the central theme of the lyrics, in which the city is haunted by ghosts from broken homes and there is no hope left for the lost souls. The celebration referred to is that of the lost souls, indicating perhaps that the singer is also one of them, lost in this haunted city. The lyric "our steps seal fate" is repeated, suggesting that the singer is resigned to his fate in this town.


Line by Line Meaning

This town has its claws buried in my neck
The town consumes me and won't let go, as if claws are dug into my neck.


This town, it takes lives, without mercy, without hate
The town consumes souls without prejudice or passion.


The streets are in distress
The streets are in a state of chaos and disorder.


The sun suffocates behind darkened skies
The town is dark and gloomy, with no room for sunshine or optimism.


The grass is growing on top of my feet
I am stuck in the town, sinking deeper and deeper, feeling as though I am being consumed by nature.


I'm sinking, won't be long, before I'm too deep to run
I am sinking in the town's grip, and it will not be long until I am too caught up to escape.


The line up seems endless
The problems and issues in the town seem to never end.


Underneath the salvation signs
Even in places where there should be solace and comfort, the town's grip is still present.


We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause
We are those who have been consumed by the town and are beyond saving.


We are the bend before the break, Our steps seal our fate
We may still have hope, but every decision we make brings us closer to our doom.


Because this city, This city is haunted, By ghosts (ghosts) From broken homes (homes)
The town is haunted by the memory of its broken and damaged inhabitants.


Because this city, This city is haunted, And there's no hope (hope) Left for these souls (souls)
There is no hope left for the broken souls of the town.


Every step I take I leave a small piece, Of myself behind, soon there will be nothing left
The town is draining me of my very essence, and I soon I will be nothing but a shell of who I once was.


The cracks in the pavement, Match the cracks in their weathered skin
The souls of the town are as worn and damaged as the town itself.


The sky's a brick wall
There is no room for hope or growth within the town's limits.


The ground's a juggernaut
The town is powerful and unstoppable, crushing everything in its path.


Each day they get a bit closer, Between them, I am caught
The town's grip tightens every day, and I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.


I stare in amazement, I can't believe this is where I live
I can't comprehend how I ended up in such a hopeless place.


Every breath I take I feel my lungs seal
The town is suffocating me, leaving me with no options or hope.


This breeze feels more like shards of glass, I'm more scars than skin
Even the air feels like it is attacking me, leaving me as nothing but a walking shell of my former self.


Our steps seal fate
Every decision we make leads us closer to our dismal end.


This is our celebration, Come join the lost souls
We celebrate and embrace our shared misery and hopelessness.


Walk with us, oh! Down, Walk with us
Join us in our descent into the abyss of this hopeless town.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dallas Green, Wade Macneil, Jordan Hastings, Chris Steele, George Pettit

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@soul2squeezy439

This town has its claws buried in my neck
This town, it takes lives, without mercy, without hate
The streets are in distress
The sun suffocates behind darkened skies
The grass is growing on top of my feet
I'm sinking, won't be long, before I'm too deep to run
The line up seems endless
Underneath the salvation signs
We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause
We are the bend before the break, our steps seal our fate
Because this city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls)
Every step I take I leave a small piece
Of myself behind, soon there will be nothing left
The cracks in the pavement
Match the cracks in their weathered skin
The sky's a brick wall, the ground's a juggernaut
Each day they get a bit closer, between them, I am caught
I stare in amazement
I can't believe this is where I live
Every breath I take I feel my lungs seal
This breeze feels more like shards of glass I'm more scars than skin
Because this city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls)
Our steps seal fate
Our steps seal fate
This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls
This is our celebration
Come join the lost souls
This city, this city is haunted
Oh, walk with us
Oh, down, walk with us
This city, this city is haunted
By ghosts (ghosts) from broken homes (homes)
Because this city, this city is haunted
And there's no hope (hope) left for these souls (souls)



All comments from YouTube:

@christopherchabluk4040

Who's here in 2024?

@KflashP

I am. 20 years deep

@Hyperpract

where else would i be in any year.

@proffesordickfacejr.4886

I'm here with ya brother

@JordanYoung.4.21.92

@@KflashPoh god, it really has been that long 😅

@christopherchabluk4040

@zackmccurdy8144 
Actually, she's not anymore Zack.
Her funeral is Tuesday. But thanks anyway.

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@PonderwithPooch

Almost 2023. Still one of the best songs.

@beezybeez4207

Alexisonfire is the best ! 🤘 but you have to listen to “Seen/Unseen” by SLT ……….right away!!! Y’all missing out 🎸🤘🔥

@shannonbrown7016

Haha, facts.

@snail6500

2023 and it slaps even harder

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