You Don't Have to Go to Brooklyn

from by The Sweet Clementines

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lyrics

Everyone knows this place is hypnosis.
They don’t want to go but the boots
are just following process.
The spine is a south bound train.

They gave you some slack. Now they’re taking it back.
In your Yo-Yo drama,
try to hold the fermata with feeling.
Oh baby I just can’t explain.

This is the pearl of the possible worlds
if you’d just believe what I say.
the paint may be peeling from the spinning ceiling
but you’re the rock now and you don’t have to go to Brooklyn.

Everyone knows it’s prime on the coast,
it’s wild in the streets, and you’re old
when you need it the most, child,
this little something for pain.

But it’s odd to regard yourself
the Gerard Manley Hopkins of hip hop.
I drop it for love, not profit.
Oh, baby nobody can explain.

You hate the feeling but someday the ceiling
won’t spin for you anymore.
Why, I remember my Ma saying if you’re already gone
then you won’t have to go to Brooklyn.

You are the pearl of the possible worlds
for as long as it spins at all.
Nobody’s leaving when we’re all still having a ball,
and you don’t have to go to Brooklyn.

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from Lake Victoria, released January 30, 2016
Written by John Burdick

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The Sweet Clementines New Paltz, New York

New Paltz, NY, eccentric rock band the Sweet Clementines continue to play a melodic, musically adventurous brand of smart guitar pop. With vibraphones and violins. They are: John Burdick, Jason Sarubbi, Marianne Tasick, Matt Senzatimore, and Paul Carroll. ... more

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