"Manchester" as written by Wally Gagel, Brendan James and Tony Bruno....
Plains and painted trees, the long south willow street
A raging river turning.
Feelings never change, the names remain the same, and children go on learning.

Like all the town she fights, she prays she'll do it right.
With nature's sounds to guide her safely through the night.

All of Manchester together to carry on the weight that is life, that has changed over night
Let the good lend their hand and the old teach the young.
This is all of Manchester together to carry us on

Shades of red and white in the blinking of an eye, the blues not far behind.
Free to live for the price of the cold November night,
A chill that never dies

Like all the town she fights, she prays she'll do it right.
With nature's sounds to guide her safely through the night.

All of Manchester together to carry on the weight that is life, that has changed over night
Let the good lend their hand and the old teach the young.
This is all of Manchester together to carry us on

All of Manchester

Father Roger speaks, he brings us to our knees
Oh it's beautiful

All of Manchester together to carry on the weight that is life, that has changed over night
Let the good lend their hand and the old teach the young.
This is all of Manchester together to carry us on


Lyrics submitted by cheetagrrl

"Manchester" as written by Tony Bruno Brendan James

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis songs about manchester, nh! I've seen him live, fantastic!
    musiclover_0817on February 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationInteresting - this song is indeed about Manchester, NH, although the line:-

    "Shades of red and white in the blinking of an eye, the blues not far behind."

    Made me think of the soccer teams of Manchester, UK
    Outcaston March 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe honestly sounds foreign even though he was born in the US...

    I would like to hear him talk instead of sing just to get his accent down.
    Intaminon June 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a song truly written for Manchester, NH. However its ideals and lyrics should be incorporated into all towns and in all people in all walks of life. The old teaching the young. A community working together- for the common good regardless of all that is changing in the world around it. This song was dedicated to me on the Mayercraft after I told Brendan what the lyrics meant to me. Amazing lyrics and concept of unity.
    bmdosson June 08, 2010   Link

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