Away from the Charles

from by Jake and the Infernal Machine

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I was a child in Franklin with the farms and the factories

grew up in Norfolk with the woods and the fields

Became a man in Brighton with the pubs and the people

now here I am in the land of the steel

(Chorus) Away from the Charles, away from the Charles

Never for so long so far from her shores

The three rivers of Pittsburgh are broad and majestic

so deep at the bottom they flow to the west

Twice the size and the fury of the meandering Charles

whose wandering charms run in streams through my chest

(Repeat Chorus)

Many a bridges they have here in Pittsburgh

They say more bridges than Venice they have

But I'd trade 'em all in for one night on my river

staring down at the lights from the bridge on Mass. Ave.

(Repeat Chorus)

Many a nights we spent down at the Charles

drinking and smoking and laughing 'til dawn

I dream of those friends and the moonlight and magic

when I close my eyes they're here singing along

(Repeat Chorus)


from Rise Like Fire, released July 2, 2014




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