Halloween in New York
On the way home from London
Eight weeks on tonight still
But all the other winters I spent

She lived in a house
Where Mission Street bends
She slept in a room
Where I didn't feel welcome

Leaves are turning brown
All over the ground
Leaves make like paper
Make like paper sounds

Way back, back then
I considered you my best friend
But the last time I saw you
I knew I'd never see you again

You lived in a place
Off of Chamblee-Dunwoody Way
I took up his space
When they took your father away

Leaves are turning round
All over the ground
Leaves make like paper
Make like paper sounds

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    General CommentI really love this song. I'm surprised no one else has said anything.
    Nimbus the Kittenon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me, or does this sort of start to sound Smashing Pumpkins-esque at parts.
    Murphy McManuson April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNimbus you're not the only one, this is one of my favorite songs from "Songs from a Blue Guitar". and more interestingly, this song was the reason Red House Painters and 4AD parted ways in the end. to read more see

    prettywhnsedatedon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, I can't even imagine this song without the crazy-ass guitar. It wouldn't have near the same impact. In fact, I would refuse to listen to the edit.

    To me, this song is about control, and the guitar in the middle perfectly exemplifies that: losing control. But he pulls himself back together, only to finish with a mind-blowing ending.

    On second thought, maybe it's artistically ironic to edit a song about control and take out the part about losing control ...
    Aoshieon August 05, 2008   Link
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    Song FactChamblee-Dunwoody Way is in Atlanta, GA where Mark Kozelek relocated.
    benqishon November 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSome Neil Young/Crazy Horse in the extended guitar solos. I'm especially impressed that he recorded this whole thing himself.
    Zignor44on November 11, 2017   Link

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