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I Paint the Town demo

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I Paint the Town ©2012 Cameron Earnshaw SESAC/Robert George BMI

I set up my easel on the streets of New Orleans
And a finished canvas is the captain of my dreams
Sometimes I arrange a tiny painter’s gallery
And I sell my art, in a local park beside a shady tree
Well, it started as a hobby
And it helped me give up booze
Once I’d paint the town with whiskey
Now I paint with vibrant hues

And I capture this great city
With my colors and my brush
And I hope to find a spirit
That my work will touch
Lover’s dancing on the sidewalk
Street musicians, mimes and clowns
Poor and wealthy, young and old, I can feel this city’s soul
When I paint the town


Lotsa people look politely…mostly smile and then move on
But it almost seemed as if she stayed all morning long
Starin’ at a painting that I’d tried to sell for years
Just a slice of life, soldier and his wife were kissing on a pier
Said she had no money with her
Fortune hadn’t gone her way
Would I save the painting for her
Till she came back that day

O I capture this great city
With my colors and my brush
And I hope to find a spirit
That my work will touch
Lover’s waltzing on the sidewalk
Street magicians, mimes and clowns
Weak and healthy, strong and bold, I can sense this city’s soul
When I paint the town


Night was movin’ in, and a river wind
Cut through that old park
Barely fifty dollars richer, I was puttin’ all my pictures
In my wooden cart


Then I saw her walkin’ toward me in the fading light
And she wore a tattered brown coat that was buttoned tight
Then her sad eyes told her husband’s tale to me
And I told her she could take that painting home for free
She said she still hears his footsteps
Up n down her lonely hall
Now she’ll hang their final mem’ry
By the flag that’s on the wall

O I capture this great city
With my colors and my brush
And I pray to find a spirit
That my work will touch…

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Post by paula » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:10 pm

Wow! such great story telling. I could see the movie in my head. Lovely. Brought tears to my eyes near the end.

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Re: I Paint the Town demo

Post by SpecialGuestVillain » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:30 am

Thanks for your kind words, Paula. :)

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Re: I Paint the Town demo

Post by cosmicdolphin » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:43 pm

Too specific for sync

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Post by SpecialGuestVillain » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:06 pm

See comments on The Walk of Time. ;)

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