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Erin Jordan: Music

Winchester and Thomas (lyrics)

(Erin Jordan)
This is a song I wrote a few years ago and recorded for the RPM Challenge. The bar I met my husband at is at the corner of Winchester and Thomas. You truly can smell it a block away. This is a love song.
Those pretty hazel eyes take me back to the place

On the corner of Winchester and Thomas

You could smell that bar a block a way for two straight years I would play

For gin or whiskey or cash under the table

I remember when I saw you at that party

I dragged you in to the kitchen and made you do a shot with me

I pulled a curl of your hair and the next thing I knew you weren’t there

Just some other guy telling me I shouldn’t drive home

The Ukrainian village isn’t Ukrainian anymore

Sometimes I think I’ve lost all my keys and keep breaking down these doors

I should have kept closed

Now its Saturday night and I just got home from work

I’m drinking alone and feeling like a jerk

True love is so hard to find and sometimes I think I wouldn’t mind

A night of debauchery like when we were younger

But were not fresh as those spring daisies anymore

And sometimes I think I’ve lost all my keys and keep breaking down those doors

I should have kept closed











When the hour gets this late and when the moon gets that haze

When the ether flows through my viens

That’s when I miss Illinois and that’s when I miss that boy

But sometimes I see his eye pearing back at me

Through the keyholes of the doors I locked past bridges that I have walked over

but could never seem to burn

And through the glass in front of me

And sometimes I get down on my knees and pray like hell that he’ll come back to me,