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We Don't Let Dreams Die [Apr. 22nd, 2012|04:16 pm]
BucktownTiger, Lead Shopwrecker
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...i don't post works-in-progress very often... but i'm not this inspired to create very often...

From Brazil with ambition
Seeking that American dream to make a name in
Now I'm a Pennsylvanian
Pittsburgh and I don't even know the language
When my aunt went back, I stayed here
No bank, no car, no job, no fear
The opportunities seem ripe
So many bridges - different home each night
Fellow student took me in, let me get a room
Workin' two jobs, doing everything I can do
Close shop late night early mornin'
Fell asleep on the floor 'cause the bus stopped runnin'
Second job went under, I paid cash for it
Whole savings plus a loan - fast forward
Ten months later, out of business and I'm flat broke
Asked around for a building, they thought it was a joke
A guy on Liberty Avenue was a witness
Said this is probably bad business but he told me

"This community was built on dreams and we don't let dreams die here
This community was built on dreams and we don't let dreams die"

Opened up a cafe
Had the same plan, same promise, but it needed change on it
The menu, I put some new things on it
And stuff means more to you if you put your name on it
Ought-six, a convention came to town
Gave them warm welcomes by putting some chalk down
Now it's a weekend I'm completely runnin' out of food
And they're so cordial and kind and they were never rude
Stopped a vagrant that harassed them for their money
The scar from the brick to the head, sh*t was not funny
When they leave, it's back to normal biz
Next June, they come back, I pushed five thousand sandwiches
Still, the damn recession is a bummer
I'm holdin' out, if I could just make it 'til the summer
Barely copin', shiverin', hopin'
Do I pay my gas bill or do I try to stay open?
Landlord said he wants me out the first of May
The rent I couldn't pay - anything else I couldn't say
Soon as I made plans to close and started worrying
My best favorite customers came back two months early
From their heart they raised enough to get me by
I cried and I asked them why, and they told me

"This community was built on dreams and we don't let dreams die here
This community was built on dreams and we don't let dreams die"

based on http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_737408.html and http://unclekage.livejournal.com/140420.html and awesome people like you!

[User Picture]From: frostcat
2012-04-23 04:17 am (UTC)
Awesome lyrics Bucktown. Can't wait to hear the music behind it.
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[User Picture]From: leostarr_lion
2012-04-25 12:11 am (UTC)
Very good! Made me feel some emotion.
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