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Fifth Floor Song

from This Time Around by Michelle Lewis



Night falls dark in the city
Where the people have no names
And the rats are running in circles around
All the bums asking for spare change
And they say I’ve got a great view
From my room on the 5th floor
But it’s nothing like the view I used to have
Cause I can’t see you anymore

So greetings now
From the virgin hotel
I just called to say
I’ve been missing you like hell

And I watch the cars race by my window
As they beep and speed out of sight
And it always seems the loudest sirens must be heard
When I’m trying to sleep at night
And there are some nice people here
I’ve even met a saint or three
And I can’t complain about everything
There’s just someplace I’d rather be

So hello from all
Of my sisters and me
I just called to say
That I miss you horribly

And they’re trying to make something outta me
Something I just don’t want to be

And they say “Stop making that loud music, girl
We’re turning in for the night”
And it takes everything I’ve got inside of me
To smile and say “alright”
And sometimes I feel so all alone
I just want to find a place that I call home

So in case I haven’t
Made it perfectly clear
I just wanted to mention again
How I wish
How I wish
How I wish
You were here.

-Michelle Lewis ©1999


from This Time Around, track released September 24, 2004
Michelle Lewis - vocals, acoustic guitar


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Michelle Lewis Boston, Massachusetts

Michelle writes intensely visual songs, rich with melodic texture and emotional depth, and she performs with an unmistakable swagger. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, her music surprises listeners who think they know what to expect from a singer/songwriter, and those who never expected to like one. ... more

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