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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | San Francisco, California, United States
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Song Description

Things aren't always greener on the other side of the fence, so you gotta pull from within.

Story Behind the Song

Originally written as a 3/4 ballad that showcased the song's more reflective side. Everyone liked the song so much but it couldn't be played out in the clubs as a slow song, so we reinvented it in 4/4 and upped the tempo into what you hear here. This is actually the 2nd version recorded by the band as the first one done by an earlier incarnation of the band (and included on our "Liberty" CD was a one take effort and we felt the song deserved a better presentation. Nonetheless, that version WAS indeed selected for and included in a video game by Capcom called AutoModellista! Both versions of their charms, clearly.


Springfield Avenue
Copyright (c) (p) 2003 Sonic Gloo Tunes (ASCAP)

Walk in the air
And down a broken step
Remember the things
We always forget
Its right down the hall
and under a pillow.
The confusion prince
of all you never learned

No matter how it seems, it's all now and then,
Running fast in place.
You can walk on the walls. Walk on the ceiling;
Walk on the water. I don't care
Just be yourself and never hesitate
And you'll be fine
You'll be fine
You will find
The answer is you.

I remember back in Jersey
On Boyden Avenue
Playing ball after school
And trying to be cool
And I fell. And I bled.
And I got beaten up
By the jerks on the loose
Who're still stuck in their rut

Once you were a friend of mine.
Now you are a distant rhyme.
A footnote. An asterisk.
A blip on the screen.
Once you cross the avenue.
You find out that the things you do.
Matter to no one but yourself

Now I walk down the road
On this foggy coast
Holding your hand
I leave my ghosts behind
Some things don't change
For better or for worse
But life keeps getting better
And I like it like that

Song Length
Rock - Modern, Rock - Modern
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Exultant, Blissful

Similar Artists
Elvis Costello, Wilco
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mark Smotroff, Sean Mylett
Music Credits Mark Smotroff, ing
Producer Credits ing, Justin Phelps
Publisher Credits Sonic Gloo Tunes
Performance Credits ASCAP
Label Credits Heyday Records, Smyle Records