There Goes The Neighborhood - Morning Jackhammers
Updated: Apr 25, 2022
Didn’t see quite how it all began – but I dreamed of how it would end
In the same place where I once felt free, surrounded by my family and friends
So who are the heroes of the tale that we find ourselves struggling to tell?
We saw the world there on its way
There was something – it was coming
Here it is!
And I know too well…
There’s something happening in the neighborhood
We’re making something and it sure feels good
So why don’t I feel like I should
Like I haven’t done all that I could?
When i go walking in my neighborhood
another Pinkberry just ain’t no good
our weirdo town is getting really strange
and now we know it’s time to rearrange
and when you’re walking to the taco stand
you’ll be surprised to find it’s vacant land
Never really thought I could dream this well when I looked to the center of the light
My story was a long, strange tale to tell
But it felt like it was over in a night
Didn’t seem too far heading line to line
When I allowed myself to think
Back when I thought of the world to come
Back when I was young I held my tongue
But the world was mine…
Bowl of Fuzzy Land of Space
Hyperion Dreams a place
So where were you when the plague hit town?
When the old money-grabbers first came ‘round?
Did you think about the mask you wore?
It changed the way I thought now I’m not quite sure
There it goes, there it goes…
Written by John Montgomery, Eric Potter, Laura Smith, and Dave Soyars
Produced by John Montgomery
(C) 2021 Loud and Wrong (ASCAP), John Montgomery (BMI - CAE# 923645), Dave Soyars (BMI)
From the album Loteria (ORG Music ORGM-222)
The poem excerpted at the end can be found here: