The Songs : Boiling Points


*Finished* 4/01
Music (1-4/01) Words (1/13/01-3/26/01)

Turn around at the end of Vine Street
the couches on the porches and the trails of belief
I once walked these paths with conviction
but my footprints have long been covered up

And the details have faded
my friends have all moved on
but I can't help but feel like
a part of me is gone
the bricks are still the color red
I bleed black and gold
every building has a story
or a fable to be told

I used to live here
I paid my dues down the street
when everything was good
I'd have lunch around the corner
I used to learn here
when I could feel my mind changing
but now it's staying the same
and that'll take some getting used to

Meet me at the Union around noon
we'll reminisce about how we all left too soon
when I was here I felt so much at ease
everytime I come back it's like I'm coming home

And my life is different now
I'm in a different state
but I won't ever lose my pride
when my home address has changed
the pieces still seem to fit
I try to stay in touch
and the reason that we came to be
is anything but luck

And I'll take this love to my grave
along with all the smiles that I've saved
there is no other choice to be made
and it's easy to see
why it's hard not to stay

I used to live here
I paid my dues down the street
when everything was good
I'd make some love around the corner
I used to learn here
when I could feel my mind racing
but now it's coming to a stop
and that'll take some changing
I used to love it here
in truth, I do still
I hope I make it back
and I'm sure that I will
I'm sure that I will

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Background:
Music: chorus chords came first, verse riff is kinda neat. there's a cool bridge or two, a weird jam, and... it's the shit. Just under 4 minutes or so. I really like this one a lot, it's easy and interesting to play.
Lyrics: I went to Purdue University... home of the Boilermakers. You do the math. [I lived on Vine Street my senior year. We had a couch (at least one) on our porch most of the year. I used to meet some friends in the Union for lunch every week.] Finished at 10:24pm March 26 2001.


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