NEIL DIAMOND


Brooklyn Roads Lyrics

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,
Life filled to the brim, As I stood by my window
And I 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'd sit there softly cryin'
Teacher'd say, "He's just not tryin
He's got a good head if he'd apply it
But you know yourself, It's always somewhere else"

I'd 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 goin' back
But all I'd see are strangers faces
And all the scars that love erases
And as my mind walks through those places,I'm wonderin'
What's become of them

The sound of a young boy
Comin' 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

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Songwriter(s): Neil Diamond
Copyright: Stonebridge Music
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Meaning to "Brooklyn Roads" song text (1 meaning)
Kasey 08/31/12,11:02
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I think it means that he is remembering back when he was a boy and he was remembering the good old days! :)
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