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  • Writer's pictureLuke Shaffer

It Took Awhile But Look Where We Are Now

VOLUME THREE


I wrote London far before we knew we would end up living in London. I would probably change a bit of it now that we've been here for 7 months but I like being able to hear how I felt about the city before I really knew it very well.


The story about this song is one I've felt about a lot of cities. You visit once and you think to yourself, "That was a cool place, I wish I could've stayed longer. Guess I'll have to go back someday!" We visited with our best friends and travel buddies. Flew in separately and set a meeting point, The Flying Horse. Felt like I was on a quest in Middle Earth. We explored the city, did all the touristy stuff searched for the best/oldest/coolest pubs and had an absolute blast of a time. I edited the song a little before releasing it because I knew my wife and I were moving to London, "it took awhile but look where we are now." She put her name in the hat at her company years before there was ever any movement on it. Well here we are figuring things out in this place I once thought was just another City I Want To Get Back To Someday. Hope you like the song, its playful and light as it was written to be.




LYRICS

I got London on my mind

It's calling my name

I think it's time to go again

Have a little holiday


We met some friends at The Flying Horse

They took a train from the airport

Found a cozy little corner while we waited on them


Walked around discovered Ronnie Scotts

Heard some jazz and we liked it a lot

An old couple talked to us about the president


I got London on my mind

It's calling my name

I think it's time to go again

Have a little holiday


Red telephone booth sitting alone

Take pictures of it with our phones

Found the coolest pub underneath the Tower Bridge


Dark dim alleys off the London streets

The way the old and new seem to compete

Like the fancy folk and magnificent misfits


I got London on my mind

It's calling my name

I think it's time to go again

Have a little holiday


We climbed to the top of Saint Pauls

Watched the setting sun slowly fall

Felt invincible as we looked down on Cannon Street


Scaffolding gone from the old clock tower

Traffic doesn't wait for any special hour

Found a pub where Charles Dickens used to drink


I got London on my mind

It's calling my name

I think it's time to go again

Have a little holiday


I might be living in a day dream

But as I look around thats okay with me

If I'm asleep please don't ever wake me up


I might be lost in a crowd holding your hand

Singing a tune only we understand

It took awhile but look where we are now


I got London on my mind

I can see the Thames

From way up in the sky

Looks like we'll be there soon


I got London on my mind

It's calling my name

I think it's time to go again

Have a little holiday


London on my mind

London on my mind



 

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