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from City Parks After Dark by Grey Milk

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Before deciding to name the album as such, this song was called "City Parks After Dark."


Oh my, son, you have grown
And how little you know
About what you have left
There’s no fixing this mess
Without some renewal
I don’t wish your funeral
We will fill in this nest
With all that you have left behind

In due time
Do what you must do
Go on, I trust you

I’ll always remember
The nights that we spent just
Laid outstretched on the van
At four in the a.m.
With grass stains on our knees
From playing hide and seek
In city parks after dark
I found you in the playground

Hiding from me
Or was it something
So much more frightening
You couldn’t tell me

I know you’ll remember
The times that we’ve spent just
Late out nights on our bikes
The rooftops, the streetlights
That lit up the concrete
Where we’d lay in the street
Or empty lots after dark
I found myself those nights

More than just memories
These are a part of me
Do what you must do
Go on, I trust you

Go for it!
Go for it!
Go for it!
Go forth

Don’t wait till winter
While it’s still September
You won’t live forever
I know you’ll remember me, friend


from City Parks After Dark, released April 1, 2008
Jesse Houle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Sean Watson - Bass, Vocals
Dylan Clark - Drums
Dave Magario - Piano
Danielle Lemay - Vocals

Lyrics by Jesse Houle & Dylan Clark


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