Drum machine: Matt Slaughter
Percussion: Louis Loman
Backing voice: Molly Hagen
Backing voice: Rachel Levitin
Saxophone: Ken Francis Wenzel



Walking down Hayes where lights are new
49th Place has got ‘em too
Never did the future seem so bright

Papa rained down his broken soul
A child, I resist his grim control
I see nothing but a cruel, peculiar king

Up to the Howard to see the Duke
Back on the corner Ella’s on the juke
But mama saved me by helping me to sing

High school where it all began
Watts Branch where I joined the band
It’s time to be leaving home

Deanwood still misses you

Home from the service back on my street
I hate washing dishes to make ends meet
But I found a big break working with Bo

I got a new song to make me a star
Mar-Keys, gonna go so far
More then Okeh, next stop Chicago

Deanwood still misses you

Driving down Burroughs and passing the park
Inner city blues so vivid and stark
Deanwood still misses you


from MetroSongs, Volume 4: Multi​-​Tracking, released July 12, 2013
Jason Mendelson and the Open Doors:
Oren Levine - Keyboards
Karlin McNeill - Bass
Mort Rolleston - Drums
Ian Taronji - Lead Guitar
Audrye Tucker - Violin and backing voice


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Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Jason Mendelson of Alexandria, Virginia created MetroSongs in 2010 with the goal of writing and recording a unique original song for each of the DC area's 91 Metro station locations, based on local history and character. The project was completed in April 2017 with Volumes 7 & 8. ... more

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