City of Brotherly Love

by Andrew Hink

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City of Brotherly Love, the opening track off of Andrew Hink's upcoming debut album "Lindenwold", reflects his years at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. The song shows an appreciation for the city's rich history while under the watchful eyes of Billy Pen.

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In the land between the Schuylkill and the Delaware
There's a cloud of hope that fills the air
It rains upon the midnight day
In a promise that all will be ok
Under the watch of Billy Penn
We live our lives and we live them again
So spend another hour in the city of brotherly love

A hot summer day in '76
Some Yankees made a devoted mix
You fought the vice of tyranny
In an effort to prove that all should be free
I lost the battle, but you won the war
You hung together, so let's explore
Another grand adventure in the city of brotherly love

J-walking, crowd stalking, the glamour of it all
Skyscrapers, newspapers, catch the urban sprawl
Mixed feelings, your ceilings are bound to fall
Don't fall away from me

A Broad Street day and the traffic is here
It's time for us let's disappear to
South Street, and tell our tales
For the endings will never fail
Some look, but they are blind
For a new Athens of the mind
Spend another hour in the city of brotherly love

(Instrumental)

Celebrating freedom in the Rittenhouse
A friend of mine was singing out
It was banned
And she became a victim of having too much fun
Caught in the rush of day to day
I'm left with only what I say
Philadelphia did you know that you are still the one?

In the land between the Schuylkill and the Delaware
There's a cloud of hope that fills the air
It rains upon the midnight day
In a promise that all will be ok
Under the watch of Billy Penn
We live our lives and we live them again
So spend another hour in the city of brotherly love
Another grand adventure in the city of brotherly love

J-walking, crowd stalking, the glamour of it all
Skyscrapers, newspapers, catch the urban sprawl
Mixed feelings, your ceilings are bound to fall
Don't fall away from me

credits

released March 2, 2012
Andrew Hink: piano, organ, alto sax, vocals
Rob Tait: drums and percussion
Mark Scafini: bass
Valerie Hamburg: trumpet
Erin Kittel: trombone
Megan Rozinski: background vocals

Producer: Brian Hink, Brainy Production
Recorded at Brainy Studio, special thanks to Kris Sutfin
Drums recorded at Ocean City Repertory Theater, special thanks Flossi Micciolo

Album artwork provided by Wikipedia user RichardMarkJ

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