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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | San Francisco, California, United States
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Story Behind the Song

Springfield Avenue was a major thoroughfare running through many suburban towns in northern NJ where I grew up. It also represented to many people a sort of dividing line between the lower income families and the more well to do of the community. I became more aware of it when we moved to the other side but soon learned it didn't matter much because we were then on other borders of communities potentially much rougher. To me, Springfield Avenue became symbolic for "the other side of the tracks" and proved to me at a very young age that the grass isn't always greener on the other side and that it is up to the individual to make and find his/her own happiness.

Lyrics

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
5:55
Genres
Folk - Country, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Blissful, Peaceful

Subject Matter
Encouragement, Life

Similar Artists
Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Mark Smotroff, Sean Mylett
Music Credits Mark Smotroff
Producer Credits Mark Smotroff
Publisher Credits Sonic Gloo Tunes
Performance Credits ASCAP
Label Credits unreleased demo