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Central Park

Jim Loftus


I've had the music for this song as far back as the sessions for "THE FAME GAME" in 2000--and really before that--the tune was probably conceived in the mid to late 90's--I always had a concept of "Walking in the the middle of December" running through my head--but it took until 2003 to distill those thoughts and become more specific about WHAT park--once "Central Park" was the core the other relevant stories of 9-11 and Lennon's death fit perfectly...also, the Lennon reference fits snugly into the dreamscape of the music as it is eerily reminiscent of his "#9 Dream" where Yoko whispers his name during some of the verse lyrics ("someone called out my name [John] it started to rain [John]..two spirits dancin' so strange...) my allusion to that song was a concerted effort...ironically I did not realize that last year was the 150th anniversary of Central Park and so the song is timely as well--I have included the ENTIRE song on the download on my site here--enjoy!


(Chorus:) Central Park, after dark city goes to sleep Restless heart night so stark Love can grow so deep Love comes unexpectedly to your heart Love comes unexpectedly to your heart 1)Walking Central Park in the middle of September Memories so dark 9-11 you still remember Still there seems, seems to be a peaceful Autumn scene— The leaves no longer green Central park is a refuge, it’s an oasis waiting for you— Like an ark in the deluge It is a haven waiting to take you away—even today (chorus) 2)Walking Central Park in the middle of December Memories so dark December 8th you still remember Thought I heard(John) like a dream John’s voice Called out to me— “love is all you need” Imagine if he were here now, Some say he never left the city— He’s walking in the park now Helping us find the peace we need So desperately—we hold the key (chorus)



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