Parkdale Blues
Lyrics Great Lake Swimmers

Written by: Tony Dekker

Produced by: Andy Magoffin

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My neighbor says he's been around years since the seventies
Knows all of the people, has studied all their features arbitrarily
Says it's entertaining, this city block container, that once was proud
They're all passing through his sharpened point of view
With their heads in the clouds

But I hear them late at night, getting into fights
Calling into the dark, "Are you there, you got something for me?"

Parkdale blues, heard it on the news
Transmissions from the eye of the storm
Parkdale blues, all its many hues
When they're down they fly up to escape
And they escape

They're looking for a light, all grinning and polite
And maybe some change
The lift within the eyes, with gravity defied
I can tell it's no good,
See what you can find to satisfy your mind in the neighbourhood
How can they be so gone when they've been here so long
Living all of this

Convincing in a language I don't fully understand
Talks so loud, and sweats a lot when the heat comes around

Parkdale blues, heard it on the news
Transmissions from the eye of the storm
Parkdale blues, all its many hues
When we're down we fly up to escape
And we escape

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