kites chilly road acoustic

KITES – Chilly Road (Acoustic)

KITES - Chilly Road (Acoustic)

Chilly Road is a song that speaks to the rapidly growing problem of homelessness in the North East.

Lyrics:

He's stuck in the same routine again
Waiting for a friend, someone to waste away with
Cause the people don't look his way now
He's lost them all somehow
Just sitting round asking favours

And he's living the same life over and over
Under the streetlights on Chilly Road and
Lost in the crack pipe, reaps what he sows I know
How low

Choking on daylight, resorting to violence
Council don't care and he's none the wiser
Out of the pan and into the fire, I know
How low

You know it's hard to get away from the cold
Maybe that's why they call it Chilly Road

Nobody wants to listen
Nobody seems to miss them
960 lives destroyed
And the government's their creator
Born of a system failure
When they're asking for change, they don't mean coins

He's living the same lives over and over
Under the streetlights on Chilly Road and
Lost in the crack pipe, reaps what they sow I know
How low

Choking on daylight, resorting to violence
Council don't care and they're none the wiser
Out of the pen and into the fire I know
How low

You know it's hard to get away from the cold
When the streets your fixed abode
You know it's hard to walk away, so I'm told
Maybe that's why they call it
Chilly road