Click here to listen to tracks from the 16-Song CD, Charlestown, released by The Immigrants on Railway House Records in 1994.

Bill with Rickenbacker

Music Page

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The Immigrants

The Immigrants

The Immigrants are an underground band consisting of Bill Sheridan on guitar and his brother, Dan, on drums.


New Wave Irish-1988

Click Here to read article about illegal Irish immigrants from 1988 by Dan Sheridan, drummer in The Immigrants.


Saving Pvt. Sheridan

The Charlestown CD is dedicated to our dad, Alfred D. Sheridan, and to the veterans of the 90th Infantry Division who fought in World War II. www.SavingPrivateSheridan.com

Jack Lynch

Dedication Page

The Immigrant website is dedicated to our great-grandfather, Jack Lynch, an Irish immigrant killed on the job in a NYC sewer on August 26, 1908. Click here to read article in the NY Sun.

Immigrant Drum Stick

Lyrics from the Charlestown CD

Angina9.) Angina

Hey, Angina
Would ya, Would ya, Would ya
Go out with me
Hey, Angina
A smile from you would
warm my heart greatfully

I never wanted, I never needed
I never wanted a friend.

Hey, Angina
Do you think me and you
Could still be friends
Hey, Angina
You smile at me as if
I was insane

I never wanted, I never needed
I never wanted a friend.

Angina, Angina
Angina, Angina

Listen to: Angina

10.) Subway Station

SubwayYou fall asleep, I kick you up
Subway Station you won’t get up.
It’s time to go home, it’s past last call.
Sit and stare at Sheridan Square
Platform pacing on the yellow line
Stand clear of the yellow line

Looking down the black tunnel.
There’s free will, I want a train
There’s no headlights, can’t see a thing.
You wait and you wait and you wait and pray.
Platform pacing on the yellow line
There’s a train on the downtown side.

Subway StationI’m just a rat in a habitrail
I’m just a rat can’t you see my tail
Subway Station, Destiny, Destination.

SeanLooking down the black tunnel.
You wake up and you say what’s wrong
We don’t need this train,
We’ll stay out all night
Buy some wedges take a ferry ride
Drink some beers and watch the sunrise.
I didn’t tell you I heard a train.

I’m just a rat in a habitrail
I’m just a rat can’t you see my tail.
Subway Station, Destiny, Destination.

Listen to: Subway Station

11.) Angela

AngelaShe stood there
Without a thought, without a care.
I asked her, her name.
She said it softly, like a refrain
to a certain song I knew,
I forgot the words, I got confused.


She stood there
I turned my eyes as not to stare
To steal a glance
On second thought,
if given the chance to steal away
I don't know her
But I got her name


Listen to: Angela

Cliche12.) Cliche'

I sit on my porch on a hot summer day.
I have a lap, I don't have a name.
Call me Pudge, or call me Sam.
Another day, I don't give a damn.

The jet planes fly in from the Atlantic.
I eat my food, and I stare at the waves.
I'm kinda beat, I'll take a nap.
Another day, I don't give a crap.

Cliche' Cliche' Cliche'

The cars on Shore Drive drown out the waves.
The moon rises at the edge of the sea.
Call me Pudge, or call me Sam.
Cliche' day, I don't give a damn.

Cliche' Cliche' Cliche'

Listen to: Cliche'

Lyrics Section 4> Click Here

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The Immigrants

These newcomers sport an intriguing sound with an incantatory edge not too far short of compelling...

The Immigrants

Their melodic instincts are quite keen and the vocalist's phrasing is original and chuck full of irresistible hooks. The next Morphine?

The Immigrants

Amazingly unpretentious music from this duo... if you like smart pop delivered in a straight forward fashion with no frills or gimmicks, you'll want to check out The Immigrants...

The Immigrants

My favorite tunes here are "Jackie Boy," "Changemaker," and "Shot to Pieces." This here thing goes to show how cool underground music really can be.

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