This Time Around

from by Martin Van Ruin



the street where you woke up
the town you were born
the lights in the warehouse
all broken or gone
well, your face looks older
mine still looks young.
let's lay where we laid then
but let go of what was.

when broken hands were held up like they won
and our dying breath was still here in our lungs
this time around, you'll come around.

the promise, the pavement
the panhandler's change
at the warehouse you're waiting
for a reason to stay.
but you can't go back now
but you can can't go on
get the change from your pockets
let's play the songs we once sung.

you've stayed awhile but you can't stay the same
your brother's voice is calling out your name.
this time around, you'll come around
this time around, you'll come around.

well, you've said lately
that this town went crazy
but i know it will save me
when i'm wrong.


from Every Man a King, released January 6, 2014


tags: rock Chicago


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Martin Van Ruin Chicago, Illinois

Martin Van Ruin is a collective project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder). Their debut led them to being named "5 Chicago Songwriters You Need to Watch" by American Songwriter Magazine. A new release will be out in the fall. ... more

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