Brussels and Paris

Brussels and Paris

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Liner Notes: 

So this is autobiographical - I visited many places in France, Belgium, Germany and the greater London area during the summer between high school and college. I was fiercely independent and was open to anything and everything - so amid the lovely memories and photographs I have of places I visited I also got into some bad situations... and those are the memories that often stay most vivid in our minds.

Lyrics: 

Brussels and Paris

V1
outdoor cafes
expresso and wine
vast parks and ruins
warm sunshine

art museums
glimmers of light
street musicians
summer nights

stone bridges
endless river banks
making memories
on a few francs

C
I went to
Brussels and Paris
at seventeen
I went to
Brussels and Paris
for a change of scene...
and what a change it was..
what a change it was
when it forever changed me

V2
moonlit journeys
cobblestone streets
flirting in French
people to meet

different places
sleepless nights
hearts and clothes torn
struggles and fights

old cathedrals
gothic designs
lighting candles for
sin-filled hard times

C
I went to
Brussels and Paris
I was seventeen
I went to
Brussels and Paris
and what a change it was..
what a change it was
when it forever changed me

B
photographs still remind me
of the good times I had
but Kodachrome didn’t capture
vivid images I hold close
of those dangerous and bad

C
I went to
Brussels and Paris
I was seventeen
I went to
Brussels and Paris
and what a change it was..
what a change it was
when it forever changed me



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Sounds like one interesting trip! You captured city perfectly.

Gwyn Jones's picture

Seems like you learnt a lot at a tender age of how life can be full of surprising experiences both good and bad and put here in such an eloquent way.

tjeff's picture

Such flavorful imagery, creates a great mood for the lyric. Really good chorus too. Reminds me of a Joni Mitchell-type vibe. I was in Paris last spring and this really took me back there - I was there when I was younger too and experienced some mischief as well!

billwhite51's picture

that was like watching a slide show. such memorable images

fresh spotless youth's picture

Ah...I really like the quick-hitting series of images. To be in Paris...and young!! The "sin-filled hard times" line is a nice change of pace

Roddy's picture

This is good. I like the repetition of 'what a change it was' - wistful but strong at the same time. The 'dangerous and bad' line is very intruiguing! I have a few ideas for this and will do some music for it.

Edward 9th Street's picture

Love the images and flow, just the hint of danger. I've experienced the same, the wonder, charm and also the dark side of travel in Europe, and you're so right, it all stays with you especially the odd things that happen. Really well done.