We left the red boots to wander Catherine Avenue
Cracker crumbs beneath the couch had a better view
We stumbled and sailed on over brackish water

New roses dry inside of a vacant house
We creep quietly by like a Christmas mouse
I remember walks to Elizabeth's or the Parkway Drugs

Mother's closet above the splintered floors
The holidays the dolls you gave still we went away
Henry don't you know that you are a friend of mine
Henry you are a friend of mine

Half of the time
Give me half of the time

Water runs upstairs on Dennis Lane
Out of the tub and over piano strings that rust
Lake Michigan turns red brown like iodine
There are one thousand ways that you can say goodbye
But Henry didn't you know that she was a friend of mine
Henry she was a friend of mine

And it goes
And it goes
Let it go
Will you let it go

We left the red boots to wander Catherine Avenue

There's a low flying bird with its ear to the ground
From our house to your house through May flowers
burnt grass and the cricket sound
A streetlight turns on because nightfall is near
And the low flying bird will soon disappear




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Catherine Avenue song meanings
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    General Commentthis song just comes together so beautifully at the end. it's very climatic.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon January 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthese are the correct lyrics, which were sent to me by the band themself :)



    We left the red boots to wander Catherine Avenue
    Cracker crumbs beneath the couch had a better view
    We stumbled and sailed on over brackish water

    New roses dry inside of a vacant house
    We creep quietly by like a Christmas mouse
    I remember walks to Elizabeth’s or the Parkway Drugs

    Mother’s closet above the splintered floors
    The holidays the dolls you gave still we went away
    Henry don’t you know that you are a friend of mine
    Henry you are a friend of mine

    Half of the time
    Give me half of the time

    Water runs upstairs on Dennis Lane
    Out of the tub and over piano strings that rust
    Lake Michigan turns red brown like iodine
    There are one thousand ways that you can say goodbye
    But Henry didn’t you know that she was a friend of mine
    Henry she was a friend of mine

    And it goes
    And it goes
    Let it go
    Will you let it go

    We left the red boots to wander Catherine Avenue

    There’s a low flying bird with its ear to the ground
    From our house to your house through May flowers burnt grass and the cricket sound
    A streetlight turns on because nightfall is near
    And the low flying bird will soon disappear
    bjh101on January 19, 2009   Link

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