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My Old Neighborhood (studio single)

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The Musicians:
Danny Lamb: trombone 
Nancy Durham: drums
Whit Draper: guitars
Sarah Linderman: congas, harmony vocals
Susan Peck: organ, harmony vocals
Alan Alexander III: fretless bass, keyboards, lead and harmony vocals
This song, our second studio single, is now available in mp3 format on iTunes or Google Play or Amazon or CD Baby for only 99 cents ($0.99)!

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It's been a long time since I've written a reggae song. This one was insprired by a recent trip to my home town of St. Louis. The decay in the inner city (there and across the midwest) in many ways reminded me of my third world caribbean travels. I hope to use this song (and the video we have in production) to raise awareness and $$ for inner city neighborhood relief.



My Old Neighborhood
Music and Lyrics by Alan


I come from a humble beginning

But I've traveled far

Moving coast to coast and to distant shore

Now I return home from my journey

Like a wayward son

Only to find the home I knew is gone



My old neighborhood

I'd save it if I could

But it's gonna take more than a hammer nails and wood

It's a spiritual crisis


Some folks have a house in the suburbs

and a house on the beach

Keeping their possessions out of reach

from the people who live in the ghetto

and the 'Immigrant Threat'

While they horde opportunity and hope

This is what we get




It's the same old story

'bout the haves and the have nots

'bout the children we forgot

what happens after that last shot


I am just a traveling musician

I get to move along

But these folks will be here when I'm gone

It's easy to rest on good fortune

Many people do

But I'm praying for guidance

Is there something I can do?