Hope City Sky

We’ve been gone from home so very long now
why’d we wait so long? don’t even know how
signs passin’ by- all look the same now
Eight weeks is forever; Road feels like Home now
when you’re almost free, eyes start to light up
you don’t wanna eat, teeth clamp and grind down
one Providence I can put my faith in
Olneyville to Fox Point – I can almost taste it
can’t bear another mile, even with your best friends
Connecticut is torture – it never seems to end
but my city is an anchor, my state is full of hope
when we feel the waves, we know we’re almost home
burnin’ up the coast to the place of my birth
butterflies burst chest cresting Thurber’s curve
Like seeing the ocean for the very first time –
nothing like the sight roundin’ I-95
returning to the high rise of my Providence sky-line…
Hope City Sky!

ONLY ONE PROVIDENCE
I CAN PLACE MY FAITH

Dirt Palace dance party, single-speed night rides
pillow fight, Lots of Noise, White Mice, dumpster dive!
Drop Dead, St. Jude, Lightening Bolt, Ride the Skies…
Sin of Angels, Verse, Six Finger Satellite,
Tiny Hawks, Sweet Thieves, Alec K, Tinsel Teeth,
Soul Control, Chinese Stars, No Regard, Midnight Creeps,
B Sharp, Armageddon, Tor Paul, Corleone!
White Electric in my cup, Deer Tick in the head phones.
I’m from the biggest little politically active
Jobs with Justice, Youth In Action
End the Seige, SDS, AS220,
Green Party, DARE, Prov Slam, Buy Nothing,
ISO, Food Not Bombs, 2:1, Marriage Rights,
WIL, IWW, What Cheer? Mobilize,
Big Naz, Farm-acy! roller derby, kick ball
Load Records, Steel Yard, Daughters drinkin’ Red Rum
Arab on Radar -n’ Sage Francis.
Machines wit Mags, Crit Mass n’ Strange Famous!

ONLY ONE PROVIDENCE
I CAN PLACE MY FAITH

my city is an anchor, my state is full of hope
when we feel the waves, we know we’re almost home
one Providence calling in the night
NO SLEEP TILL HOPE CITY SKY!

Only One Providence
I can place my faith.