Gresham Central Living Room

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lyrics

Gresham Central in the rain,
A sighing train, the little void inside me
The mountain’s shrouded in the east,
For now at least, there’s nothing else to look for
They took the sofa and the chair,
And raised the fare, there’s nothing to see here

We need a place to go and some way to get there
When this world feels small, but so spread apart
We need a living room, not just the private space
We work all day just to afford

The cold, wet concrete smell is strong,
The wait is long; they cut the service again
The bus I need has gone away,
Another day, another missed connection
I kick a stone off of the curb,
It feels absurd to be so stranded here

[Chorus]

What’s it even for when I walk out of the door
To a million places I don’t belong?
After every inch is owned,
And there’s nowhere left to roam,
Will we realize how much we’ve lost?

[Chorus]

credits

from The Transit Suite, released September 27, 2019
Written and produced by Alison Dennis
Recorded and mixed by Nalin Silva at Type Foundry and Revolver Studios
Mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Mastering

Jacob Anderson - bass
Alison Dennis - vocals, piano, tenor saxophone
Michael Wilding - drums

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The project of longtime Portland songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alison Dennis, Dr. Something uses imaginative instrumental and vocal textures alongside humorous, emotionally trenchant lyrics to create engaging chamber pop that blurs the line between art and novelty. ... more

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