"Memory Lane" as written by and Ryan Adams....
i am on a street, I walk
into the store, I do not talk
i think of you, i think a lot
of what you might say

memory lane

the old man at the store still sings
a funny, ancient tune, chinese
'n' whistles to himself and sees
i am alone again today
he winks, as if to say
"it's okay"

memory lane
memory lane

sometimes when my memory fails
i look into my book of spells
cards we wrote and pictures taken
by someone else
i feel the pain

memory lane

i sleep by the window sill
sounding out and dream for real
of simple times of hands in tangle,
fingers engaged

memory lane


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    General Commentgenius.
    jamjaron January 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best things he's recorded in the past two years. i think the meaning is pretty obvious - it reminds me of the end of summer/beginning of fall, when the air first starts to get real crisp in the morning. he's going through life, with memories that are still attached to him, like shackles on his ankles. this gal really did a number on him.

    "i sleep by the window sill
    sounding out and dream for real
    of simple times of hands in tangle,
    fingers engaged" - pure genius.
    melancholyjenon May 18, 2009   Link

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