Picture of You

September 11th, 2011 Comments (0)

I wrote this lyric shortly after visiting Ground Zero for the first time, and seeing the impact that the Memorial had on those visiting it that day, five years after the fact. For them, time stood still. Now, almost ten years later, I’m sure the impact is the same.

This song is in recognition that a pain so profound never really completely goes away:  it stays with us forever. Thankfully, in the end, so does love.


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PICTURE OF YOU by ANDREA ENGLAND by Lemonade Factory Music

I walked all over Chelsea
Trying to get you off my mind
Caught the A train going the wrong way
To the new end of the line
There used to be a station underneath that avenue
But now there’s just a picture of you

The wallpaper is peeling
And the beams are falling down
Signs say these are remnants
Of a Godforsaken town
And an acid rain is falling from a sky no longer blue
Falling on these pictures of you

Candles glowing, sirens blowing silence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier this year

This coffee shop is empty
And the street is bare as bones
Not a rat is stirring
Or straying far from home
And I say you’re on vacation but they all know the truth
Letting go is not easy to do

With Candles glowing, sirens blowing silence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier this year
Candles glowing, sirens blowing violence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier each year

I still walk all over Chelsea
Trying to get you off my mind
I take the A train going the wrong way
To the new end of the line

There used to be a station underneath that avenue
But now there’s just a picture of you
Now there’s just a picture of you
Now there is a picture of you.

Lyric by Andrea England, Music by Andrea England & Dave Milliken
Produced by Colin Linden
From  upcoming Album, Hope & Other Sins (2012)

Copyright 2011, Lemonade Factory Music

 

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