The Ballad of Cherry Hill

November 23, 2009 12:01 PM

This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns.

I walk on the quiet streets of night time in this town
After all the billiard bars and theaters have shut down
I hear the midnight motors as they make their final rounds
I am alone, this is my own, I am at home

I walk on weary feet in the pale glow of this town
Watching artificial light pooling on the ground
Thinking of what I'd say to all the friends that aren't around
I am alone, this is my own, I am at home

I live among all the ones who get caught in the half-light of weekdays
Ah, those short shrift third shift brothers in arms
And even after I leave you my shadow will still haunt your doorways
In this land of lawns and burglar alarms

I walk to a broken beat in the white noise of this town
Waiting for the moonless night that'll find me outward bound
But at the furthest point from dawn my tired heart becomes unwound
I am alone, this is my own, I am at home

posted by ludwig_van (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Are you from Falls Church?
posted by phrontist at 4:32 PM on November 23, 2009

(or Jersey?)
posted by phrontist at 4:38 PM on November 23, 2009

posted by ludwig_van at 6:04 PM on November 23, 2009

Nice work, dude.
posted by cortex at 1:53 PM on November 24, 2009

Good song. Like an American Belle & Sebastian. This is a great band performance.
posted by dobie at 10:02 AM on December 3, 2009

Excellent song. Kinda reminds me of Sufjan Stevens.
posted by ErWenn at 8:15 PM on December 6, 2009

Thanks! I'll be quoting you all in my promotional materials.
posted by ludwig_van at 8:43 PM on December 6, 2009

This started out kind of meh, and quickly grew to become absolute pure distilled awesome. Wonderful.
posted by davejay at 1:38 PM on December 10, 2009

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