Brooklyn Song – Lyrics & Chords

Brooklyn Song

By Sofía Echegaray © 1999

CHORDS:

  • D [0 0 0 2 3 2]
  • Dsus [0 0 0 2 3 3]
  • Bm7 [ 0 2 0 2 0 2]
  • G [ 3 2 0 0 3 3]
  • A [ 0 0 2 2 2 0 ]
  • Em [ 0 2 2 0 0 0 ]

Note: While this song is not a traditional verse-chorus structure, many sections repeat. I’ve noted that by color-coding each section. In addition, the “A” melody is in plain text, while the “B” melody is in italics.

Intro: [ D / / / / / | Dsus / / D / / ]

     [ D / / / / / /                         | G / / / / / ]

At night, on the streets of the city

               [ D / / / / / /                           | G / / / / / ]

There’s a stoplight, the sidewalk and me

       [ D / / / / / /                           | A / / / / / ]

As I look through the windows I pass

                             [Em / /         E7     / /     |     A / / / / /]

I see warmth and comfort cut off by the glass

         [ D / / / / / /                           | G / / / / / ]

Oh, in Brooklyn, the seasons don’t happen

         [ D / / / / / /                     | G / / / / / ]

Just a cold stoop, followed by warm

             [ D / / / / / /                     | A / / / / / ]

But the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clock Tower

          [Em / D / /             | Em / D / / ]

Glows endlessly silent, burns always eternal

                              [Em / /      E7 / /               | A / / / / / ]

‘Round the circle, the numbers aren’t there

                   [Asus / /       A / /             Bm7 / / / / /

Make my tomorrows tonights if you dare

                            [Em / / E7 / /     | A / / / / / ]      

Wounded in body, heart and mind

        [Asus / /       A / /       |     D / / / / /   |Dsus / / D / /

I need a companion to show me its time.

Oh the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clock Tower

Glows luminous, blood-red time

To let me know years have gone by

Watches in daylight, knows where I lie

Oh, in Brooklyn, the seasons don’t happen

Just a cold stoop, followed by warm

But the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clock Tower

Glows endlessly silent, burns always eternal

Standing proud like a lighthouse of old

Guide this old sailor back home from the cold

Though it’s a concrete sea I sail

Show me the harbor I’ll weather the gail

Oh the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clock Tower

Glows luminous, blood-red time

To let me know years have gone by

Watches in daylight, knows where I lie

Oh, in Brooklyn, the seasons don’t happen

Just a cold stoop, followed by warm

But the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clock Tower

Glows endlessly silent, burns always eternal

‘Round the circle, the numbers aren’t there

Make my tomorrows tonights if you dare

Wounded in body, heart and mind

I need a companion to show me its time.

Though it’s a concrete sea I sail

Show me the harbor I’ll weather the gail

Standing proud like a lighthouse of old

Guide this old sailor back home from the cold

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