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Brooklyn Roads Lyrics By Neil Diamond

    if i close my eyes
    i can almost hear my mother
    callin’ neil go find your brother
    daddy’s home and it’s time for supper
    hurry on

    and i see two boys
    racin’ up two flights of staircase
    squirmin’ into papa’s embrace
    and his whiskers warm on their face
    where’s it gone
    oh where’s it gone

    two floors above the butcher
    first door on the right
    and life filled to the brim
    as i stood by my window
    and looked out on those
    brooklyn roads

    i can still recall
    the smells of cookin’ in the hallways
    rubbers drying in the doorways
    and report cards i was always
    afraid to show

    mama’d come to school
    and as i sit there softly crying
    teacher’d say he’s just not trying
    got a good head if he’d apply it
    but you know yourself
    it’s always somewhere else

    i built me a castle
    with dragons and kings
    and i’d ride off with them
    as i stood by my window
    and looked out on those
    brooklyn roads

    thought of going back
    but all i’d see are stranger’s faces
    and all the scars that love erases
    but as my mind walks through those places
    i’m wonderin’
    what’s come of them

    does some other young boy
    come home to my room
    does he dream what i did
    as he stands by my window
    and looks out on those
    brooklyn roads
    brooklyn roads

    Artist: Neil Diamond

    Year: 1968

    Decade: 60s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 120