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Five Blocks To The Subway

BIOHAZARD

About This Song


Biohazard is one of the most incredible bands that hit the stage in the early ninety’s. They were a heavyweight crossover band to merge (NYHC) hardcore and heavy metal. I remember seeing them in a small club when I was in high school. It was so intense with moshing and people jumping off the stage. Even though I got kicked in the head with one of those flying boots, I noticed there was a brotherhood among the band and the crowd.

I gravitate to the early days of the band when Billy Graziadei and Evan Seinfeld tag-teamed on vocals. I believe the album featured here, The State of The World Address, is where the band really found their tone.

Five Blocks To The Subway is about growing up or being on the wrong side of town and trying to get through those bad areas. I couldn’t imagine living in an environment like that, but so many people do. Let alone, imagine being a female in a male-dominated bad-part of town. There have been too many detective/horror stories about this. We can agree that crime and muggings are terrible but rape and murder is uncalled for. We need to watch out for each other.

This poster aesthetic is borrowed from the old school New York Transit Authority for the MTA. It’s about the fear of the unknown. It’s about taking those baby steps in life and giving yourself the mental reassurance to get you to the next level. Do what you need to do to push you to get to a safe place.

SONG/

LIVE CONCERT/
LYRICS /

Walkin’ five blocks everyday to earn my keep
It ain’t easy when you’re walkin’ on these streets
Runnin’ on a tight rope, it’s a real thin line
Thinkin’ that you might die this time
Somethings will never change a street education
So close yet so far just a block from the station
Standin’ on the corner I might get taken out
Five blocks to the subway my everyday route

Five blocks to the subway just five blocks away
Five blocks to the subway I can do that any day

There’s a local wise guy he owns the whole damn block
It’s easy doin’ business when you’re payin’ off the cops
Makin’ money pushin’ drugs wouldn’t stop if he could
Killin’ kids in his own damn neighborhood
Watch out for muggers and the pickpockets beware
You get to play these games when you pay your transit fare
Trials and tribulations, a journey made each day
This is my reality the hardest game to play

Five blocks to the subway just five blocks away
Five blocks to the subway I can do that any day
Five blocks to the subway just five blocks away
Five blocks to the subway I can do that any day
Any day
Any day

Standin’ on the platform and I’m waiting for the train
Good thing I’m underground, now it’s startin’ to rain
Always stand alone, hold the wall up with my back
Or else you might get pushed under the tracks

Five blocks to the subway just five blocks away
Five blocks to the subway I can do that any day
Five blocks to the subway just five blocks away

Ain’t no fucking problem and I do that everyday
Everyday
Every motherfucking day
Every motherfucking day

Category
BIOHAZARD
Tags
1994, HARDCORE, HEAVY METAL, METAL, NEW YORK HARDCORE