oh oh oh oh oh

penny pitching on the walk
waiting for the bus to arrive
me and Davy playing sport
watching for the cops to go by

spider man and the human torch
they cover Barney's newsstand
morning crowds start to gather round
fast finger steals what he can

morning leaves for the afternoon
the boys show up on time
in the streets near the people's store
below the electrical sign

catch a glimpse of a passing car
raced and ready to drag
then the skirts start to tantalize
the boys how they boast and they brag

oh the earl of Roseland
oh the earl of Roseland

where has he gone?
a memory at dawn
you're just a bit of the past

[guitar solo]

oh oh oh oh
oh the earl of Roseland
oh the earl of Roseland

me and Davy gazing back
see ourselves as we were
how we laugh when we think of things
that we did yesteryear

I can see Charlie on the porch
Johnny clicking his sticks
and two boys I don't even know
rehearsing electric string tricks
ya ya ya ya ya ya

oh the earl of Roseland
[Repeat and fade]

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    General CommentThis is a song about the birthplace of Styx. Dennis grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago (and he is the self-proclaimed Earl). Charlie and Johnny are the Panozzo brothers, and the other two boys in the last verse may be JY and John Curulewski, whom Dennis would not meet until college.
    gillusionon May 22, 2007   Link

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