Skyscraper
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


Come let us make bricks
and burn them hard
We'll build a city with a tower for the world
and climb so we can reach
anything we may propose
Anything at all

Build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all
So they can't climb at all

I know why you tore it down that day
You thought, that if you got caught
we all go away
Like a spoiled little baby
who can't come out and play
You had your revenge

Build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all
So they can't climb at all

Well madness reigned
and paradise drowned
when Babel's walls came on crashing down
Now the echoes roar
for the story lived
that was hardly understood
and never any good

So build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down these joining walls
So they can't climb at all
So they can't climb at all

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

thereal sayonara

You guys are all in big trouble ....

I'm tellin' greg graffin you guys thought it would be funny to play his jam on a frickin' church organ...

If i could go back in time, i wouldnt save anything..

i'd kill a butterfly in the amazon, so a sand storm hits the sahara, at just the right moment, so that this keyboard guy, like his great great grandfather, kinda, gets pushed off a cliff, or into a bus...

In that universe, this would be, personaly, one of my top 5 favorite albums.

I cant abide by it. Every song im like what the f*ck. In my mind, I cant help but see will farell flyin' all around and cristopher walkin begging for more.



All comments from YouTube:

John Angelle

Streetlight and BR are two of my favorite bands. I can't compare this to the original, because it's apples to oranges. To me, this is exactly what a cover should be: a different perspective on the song.

thereal sayonara

Yeah, everything you said...
... and we should go back in time and kill keyboard guys entire family tree.

.. just to be safe.

Kritical Eye

Dude, I tripped out when I heard this. My two absolute favorite bands ever. STREETLIGHT COVERING BR?! >:D!?!?

posthc

nice cover and for a huge Streetlight and BR fans this is just great

ApemanSquared

Echo Movement is one of the most incredible bands I've seen live. I'm ever grateful to have had the opportunity to open for them twice now, and hopefully my band will have many more shows with them. Dave Fowler is a musical GOD

Chris Brown

A great cover by an amazing band from an amazing band.

Kelkiiii

i love this song, it's so great and fun to sing

johnedward430

hearing them play this live made my year

Jingleheartart

I love this band so much. I love Bad religion and I believe Streetlight did a really good cover of this! They make it such a fun song to listen to but give a meaningful vibe to it too. The acoustic version of this song by BR is beautiful. If you like this, check out that! :)

maybefloridasucks

That amazing moment when you tell your sister you want to show her a song and she shrugs and begins walking away... then you tell her it's Streetlight, and she hurries to the computer.

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