From the recording Out of Print
The Brookside Song (capo on 5th fret in C)
There’s an island in the city that harkens to a time
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Before the highway loop and the giant shopping malls.
It’s lost its corner drug store counter, but the Dime Store still survives.
Man, one look at that wooden floor says it all.
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We can walk to Brookside.
Our neighbor’s kids play in the park
We can live in Brookside,
The small town in the city with a heart.
The independent shops do fine here. They don’t need to be on TV.
There’s a cat asleep in the window of the Reading Reptile.
Your dog is welcome at the Barkery or out on the patios.
For you Sunday morning coffee, you’ll stand in line for a little while.
Its tiny frozen custard shop, has a taste as big as the Milky Way.
You can get your shoes or hem repaired or buy one balloon.
The old schoolhouse was built in ’24. It has a Wild Prairie Grass Preserve.
And on Halloween the kids are out under the moon.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
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