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Far Side of Town

from If We Were by Arthur Lewis



I was running on the far side of town
When I ran into a friend of mine
He was looking for he wouldn't-say-what
But I should have known
To try and find out

Soon he had me spending all of my days
On the far side of town
With an ancient map
People asked me where I'd been all my life
And I told them I’d been trying to find out


Help me, doctor, I've been pointing both ways
I've been standing here for days
With my ancient map
Can you give me just a little advice
Can you show me how
Can you change my life?

And then she told me that she'd seen this before
With her eyes on the door and my ancient map
Then she said that I was running out of time
And I’d better hurry up
Before I...


I was living on the far side of town
When I ran into a friend of mine
When he asked me how I'd been all this time,
Well, I told him I’d been trying to find out

I said I hadn't found he-wouldn't-say-what,
And I showed him what remained of his ancient map
He never thought that I would take it all this far
But he couldn't help me out
Cause he'd forgotten what it was
And he hoped I was doing fine
But he couldn't stay to find out



from If We Were, released September 30, 2008




Arthur Lewis New York, New York

Singer, songwriter, and keyboardist from Queens, and founding member of Broadway's Freestyle Love Supreme. I write indie soul songs and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

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