Great Northern Avenue

by The Supreme Soviet Of Love

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Rough demo from the upcoming album "See Red" by the Supreme Soviet Of Love, coming 8/1/17.


Great Northern Avenue

On great Northern Avenue, somebody's playing
Strawberry Fields on the radio – I don't know what it means.
It's hot out and it's sticky, and all that I can figure out,
is that it something about growing up, and something about dreams.

It's one train pulls in, another one pulls out,
The rails string them together, and they send them on their way.
The old man on the bench spit into their Coke bottles,
talking about how much things’ve gone downhill
since World War II until today.

They've been here forever. I'll bet you they say…

On Great Northern Avenue
The rails sing out “danger”
The train it’s coming for me.
Nothing ever changes.

On great Northern Avenue, it's just me and all my friends,
on the front porch of my dads house, sitting on the steps.
We got a six pack between us, and were feeling kind of itchy,
just trying to figure out what we're going to do next.

It's Friday on great Northern, and when they roll up the sidewalks,
we're looking for another human face to show 'em what we got.
The old men on the bench spit into their Coke bottles,
they yell "hey punk – either shit or get off the pot".

But that’s all I know - it’s a small, small world…


On great Northern Avenue, you can still see the stars.
But you can't hear nothing – the train runs so loud.
On great Northern, a kid can grow up and be a very big fish, in a very small pond.

Great northern turns into a highway.
The highway runs 1000 miles, down to the sea.
Past a city that's open all night long,
where I don't have to tell anybody that I'm me.

On Great Northern tonight will be driving till morning.
Driving in circles, we don't even care.
From great Northern you can sometimes you can see the end of the world,
bearing straight down upon you while you're standing down there.

And I know I'd be something, if I just wasn't there.


(C) 2016 Mitch Berg


released December 28, 2016
- Mitch Berg - Vocals, Guitar
- Andrew Olafson - Guitar, Vocals
- Donnie Hall - Bass
- Russell Plante - Drums
- O.C. Phillips - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Recorded at Buffalo Microchip Studios and Minnehaha Recording
Rough Mix at Minnehaha Recording



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