Parkdale by Metric

Did you know Metric wrote a song about Parkdale in their first recorded album Grow Up and Blow Away? Originally recorded in 2001 it didn’t get released until 2007. “Parkdale”, “Torture Me”,  and “Fanfare” were never re-released in the official album.

Yes, Parkdale is that kind of place that musicians write about.


Parkdale lyrics:

Square in the face, Sony spacecraft
Hovering over like a third eye
Why am I hovering over myself?
I’m flipping out in the magazine neighbourhood
It’s just like everybody said, you would be greased

I should be living, giving my mind a chance to rewind
And play back beautiful music
I should be living, giving my mind a chance to rewind
And play back dangerous rhythms

We almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally, it almost seemed
We almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally

When we started walking, I was in the 1940s
Simplify the politics, marvel at the architecture
You were off on camera, gathering the setting sun
The red brick building tops
Finally it almost seemed authentic
As we headed further west,
Into the worst, out of the best
Magazine neighbourhood
We saw tall trees, and public enemies
And me

Move out of the searchlight
Pass under the moonlight
Move out of the searchlight
Open up and spend the night

Open up and spend the night in Parkdale

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