"Bushwick Blues" as written by and Kelly Winrich Brandon Young....
Hold on to my hand
Never let go, never let go
We were just two kids acting tough
Then we grew up, me, not so much

All the other guys
That you've seen
Are nothing compared to me

Because my love is strong
And my heart is weak after all

When we first met
We spoke so brief
When you sang a sonnet
I hummed sweet relief

Do you recall that night
We took the L
Out into Bushwick?
It was colder than hell

So maybe there
We should have stopped
'Cause I'm left here
Feeling like a cop

Because my love is strong
And my heart is weak after all

To the other side
Of the state's return
I met a young girl
Well, I couldn't manage her

Because I think of you
In every girl I meet
It's no relief
That sounds to me just as sweet

So maybe I'm the fool
For feeling used
By the way we kissed that night
I though you knew

Because my love is strong
And my heart is weak after all


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"Bushwick Blues" as written by Jonathan Jameson Brandon Young

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    My InterpretationI feel like its about a guy who can't get over a girl because he's been in love with her since the day he met her. He's never felt so in love with someone and he feels weak and maybe a little bitter for not being able to get over her (my love is strong but heart is weak).

    Janks5on September 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBushby Blues
    indiependenton February 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song for so long...

    Then I heard the slowed down, acoustic version off their EP album "Waits Room" and now I am obsessed with it. If you haven't heard this version, you are missing out.

    This is one of my favorite songs to listen to when I think about loves that were lost.
    delirium04on December 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentYes.
    YouKnowStuffon July 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I can't get enough of it.
    omnivoreronon September 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Best Song EVER!
    LuckyLighton January 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhat is 'L'?
    StadiumSoulon January 22, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about a guy who becomes infatuated with this girl, who uses him to get out of town and dumps him there. And then as he's heartbroken and going home, he meets another girl. But he can't manage a relationship, because he still thinks of her.

    The line "Because my love is strong, and my heart is weak, after all" is interesting. He uses it their first two times to show how much he wants this girl, but it becomes more of a curse in the end. His love (Or more like infatuation) is so strong, but his heart is too weak to let go.

    I say infatuation because he talks about how they spoke so brief when they first met, but gives us nothing else for us to base how long they've known each other. So our only thing to do is to assume that they haven't known each other for too long. But, in a nutshell, it's about being used and being heartbroken over it, but still wanting the person who hurt you. Great song.
    cgreene32on March 29, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwell maybe this might be a bit out there but i think that he meets a girl falls in love with her and she's able to move on but he wasnt able to. i came across this by accident but apparently bushwick is a notorious place for prostitution in brooklyn so the line about meeting a young girl, i think is about him turning to prostitutes for some kind of comfort but he just cant forget about her
    lifehappens292on September 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFor those who don't know what Bushwick is. It is an artist neighborhood that is becoming gentrified after being a ghetto (although it still kinda is one). The subway that goes to Bushwick is the L train (and JMZ subways). This song must be about either the songwriter or the songwriter's girlfriend living in Bushwick. It is also possible that the title comes from an important night in their relationship where the went to Bushwick, most likely for a party because that is the only thing there really is to do in Bushwick.
    jenkaplanon March 17, 2012   Link

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