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Massapequa

(Eugene Ruffolo - Produced by Ben Wisch)
October 5, 2006
Doc Schneider
Wrote this lyric in 2005 and the music in 2005 and 2006. One morning this summer, I made rough demo and sent it on broken wings to Ben Wisch and Eugene Ruffolo. They made it fly -- sorrow in flight. Eugene's voice, heart and guitar sound like the truth to me.
Massapequa

Massapequa
you're my home
but you're not home to me
I can walk down your tree-lined streets
but sad is all I see
and I know it's not your fault
but I blame you just the same
which is why my heart still breaks
every time I say your name

And I've waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa
Massapequa
Oh, oh, oh ,oh.
oh, oh, oh, oh

Massapequa
please forgive me
if I don't forgive myself
for leaving on my own
and saving no one else
there are days I don't remember
in every picture frame
which is why my heart still breaks
everytime I say your name

And I've waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa
Massapequa
Oh, oh, oh ,oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh

Great water land they called you
in their native tongue
but they left their land behind them
just like me when they were young

Massapequa
one dark night
you gave a chance to me
I stood upon the shoreline
and I headed out to sea
and those days I don't remember
they flicker like a flame
which is why my heart still breaks
every time I say your name

And I've waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa
Massapequa
Oh, oh, oh ,oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh
(I've waited long enough)

Copyright 2005-06