For my family for my friends For those that we've lost I sing. This is a message, this is for you Never forget the lower east side crew! I remember all times we spent And all that we went through Down on avenue A The year was 1982! HARDCORE! New York City! NEW YORK! That's how we live it! We always stuck together We always had something to prove We gave birth to a movement This is for the old school and the new! HARDCORE! New York City! NEW YORK! That's how we live it!