"Brooklyn" as written by and William Michael Grubbs....
I hope I see you soon,
Because you're fond of me and I am fond of you.
These days I guess that's all it takes,
That and just a few mistakes.
And I have made mistakes,
Yes I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes

So tonight I'll be your Brooklyn,
So cold and yet so far away!
Just tell me what you want for me to say,
And if it brings you home…

I guess its safe to say,
We both could use this fire escape,
Cause I've been breathing ashes in,
And I've been waiting for something to carry you away.

Cause I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes

So tonight I'll be your Brooklyn,
So cold and yet so far away!
Just tell me what you want for me to say,
And if it brings you home…

So I hope you travel safe,
And I hope you're cool
I hope you find your way,
Because it's sad but it is safe to say,
We disagree on one too many things.

And I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes today,
Yes I have made mistakes…


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    General CommentGorgeous song!

    "So tonight I'll be your Brooklyn,
    So cold and yet so far away!"
    lovelymemorieson May 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a break up that they both find sad, but yet is the right thing to do as he has made mistakes, that he has openly admitted to.

    I think he will be her Brooklyn, because Brooklyn is a place cold and far away, which is what he has been like to her, cold and distant.

    He's wondering what he can say to make it better, but there is nothing, as nothing can be said to make them agree.

    They are sad lyrics.
    The singers voice is shockingly powerful though!

    xx
    jess13on May 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGrubbs gives a great concert as a one man band (although he brings along 1-2 musicians to accompany him....they change constantly depending upon venue). This song is his most beautiful, although sad. Love songs don't have to have happy endings and Grubbs sings this song from the heart. The lyrics have already been explained on this page (and explained well). If you haven't heard the song, please check it out via Youtube, especially if you're a fan of the piano.
    Jeffreystumpon July 26, 2012   Link

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