Twice Around

Jane Street

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Twice Around
2006
Twice Around

Story

Luisa: I had the chorus of this song written for years. The belief that other people somewhere else have it made is somewhat universal, and I liked the idea of having a single street in a single city represent that. I couldn't get beyond the chorus until walking through Manhattan one night, the line "you can inhale romance like a cigarette" popped into my head and inspired me to finish the song with Frank's help. As is often the case, he built the bridge!

Frank: That's old friend Chris 'Smokin Opey' D'Amato once again lending his talents on electric lead guitar.

Lyrics

(Tanno/Veres)

Men who write poetry stop by to see women in black
They all look comfortable wearing the skin that they’ve got
City streets called my name, oh maybe lifetimes ago
The sidewalk’s a gallery hosting a VIP show
And you can inhale romance like a cigarette
Your feet will float to freedom the closer that you get
 

And feel that backbeat on the 22nd floor of
Jane Street, Oh Jane Street
To know what life means
Well it looks like they know
Those that call Jane Street home
I’ve got a few blocks to go

Is it a month from now or only two steps away?
I’m on a magic ride.  How far is today?
The streets are all quiet now or so they’d have you believe
Streetlamps are gossiping, subways are lettin’ off steam
And you can inhale passion like an autumn breeze
The Universe is pleading with you to find the key

And feel that backbeat on the 22nd floor of
Jane Street, Oh Jane Street
To know what life means
Well it looks like they know
Those that call Jane Street home

It’s clear I wear my expectations high
Like the buildings wear the sky
People tell me every streets the same
To which I say, why not Jane?

Is it a month from now or maybe lifetime’s ago?
I’m on a magic ride, I’m gonna be in that show

Luisa:  lead vocal, harmony vocals, acoustic guitars
Frank: acoustic guitar, bass, organ, harmonica, harmony vocals, percussion
Chris Aleo: drums
Chris D’Amato (aka Smokin Opey): electric lead guitar