"Northeast" as written by and Kimberly Ann Schifino Matthew Wesley Johnson....
The northeast, well it's all I really know,
With dust and bricks and some cars in the snow.
It's like New York in the late summertime.
Can breathe again, even through this lovely grime.

As I said, the skyline's brighter tonight,
But this time I turned on five more lights.
It's like New York in the late summertime.
Can breath again, and your bones, they feel alive.
I've got the northeast on my side.

Lyrics submitted by bswimr127

"Northeast" as written by Matthew Wesley Johnson Kimberly Ann Schifino

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    General Comment"I've got the Northeast on my side"....
    I moved down to North Carolina from Massachustts a few years ago and I have never missed anywhere more than I miss Massachusetts. Listening to this song just makes me think of the winter seasons and the snow and houses everywhere. New England is such a beautiful place. I am from the Northeast and that's all I truly will ever know. It's my home.

    I love this song.
    RhondaJeanKellyon December 21, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis song provokes strong feelings about my small Massachusetts hometown. First time I heard this I was driving down one of the scenic roads in my town after a snow storm. New England looks beautiful in 3 conditions. Middle of the summer, The entire fall, and with fresh snow on the ground. It makes you feel like you're in an Emerson poem. There is nothing more beautiful than a colonial house covered in snow. Matt and Kim are from New England so I can tell they were thinking about these images when they wrote the song. It may be tough for someone who isn't from the northeast to understand but we New Englanders get it!
    xa3zon January 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI like how this song mirrors "Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare," in which M says "the skyline looks brighter tonight/lets go smash out every light." Here, he says the same "but this time I turned on five more lights." Kind of seems like they're growing up, but a little unsure whether or not they like it.
    gwright2on February 21, 2011   Link

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