Before the Storm

from by Old City

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There's so much energy
in these ultramodern cities of despair
where it's more than just the night ahead
that's darkening the air.

An image flickers on the surface
concealing its destructive purpose before the storm.

The drunken laughter fills the frozen streets
where others sleep in the night -
a just and circumstantial culture.

Where joy and misery collide
the friction renders paradise
and the air is suddenly so warm
before the storm.

The air was suddenly so warm
before the storm.


from A Substance Never Seen Before, releases January 1, 2020




Old City Portland, Oregon

OLD CITY is a three-piece punk band from Portland, OR that started in 2011. We’re not trying to do any particular kind of genre or sound like anybody else. We have a demo from 2011 and the Sunny Days EP from 2013. An LP is in the works for 2014. Contact - ... more

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