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August '95

from Like A Train by Bob Frey

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I had no obligations on a summer afternoon
I found myself among a crowd, but i was thinking about you
The avenue was glistening just like right after it rains
It was right before the night fell, my favorite time of day,
My favorite time...

There were vendors on the sidewalk, there were people in the street
As I wandered through the festival just following my feet
I listened to a candidate, and i heard him make a speech
He said, "All these I promise you, they are well within our reach"
I just walked on

I bumped into a girl I used to kiss, we said "Hello"
I hadn't seen her for some time, 'cause we never were that close
But, she knew all about you, said she shared your point of view
Though I wasn't sure just what she meant I said i shared it, too
'Cause, i usually do


I don't want to talk about a revolution
I just want to lie with you in bed all day
Softly, through the window i can hear a radio
Gently, I can feel you breathing as I watch you sleep

The sky began to darken and the bands began to play
A group of kids smoked cigarettes in a yard behind the stage
I listened to some music, then I walked around some more
Gave a buck to a magician doing tricks inside a doorway
It disappeared

I saw another girl, once was my friend, until she found the Truth
Now, she just regards me as a stumble from her youth
She used to call me all the time to tell me how to change
'Til, finally, i quit answering and the phone just rang and rang
It rang and rang...


Now, many summers later, I still think about that day
For some reason I remember it though it grows further away
Before I was a Father, before you were a wife
Back in our early days when I was quite amazed to find you in my life
I said "Come on in..."
And, I'm glad you stayed



from Like A Train, released December 18, 2007
Bob Frey - Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica


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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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