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Minnesota Avenue
(Levine/McNeill/Mendelson/Rolleston/Taronji/Tucker)

She told a story
how her parents left familiar roads behind
over ocean, over plain
the whistle of the train
past Lake Superior’s shore
to their new home

Minnesota, Minnesota
You make your place
You find your way
Minnesota, Minnesota
You may have left but something stays

I hear her story
As I see the only place I’ve ever known
Cross a bridge of rusty steel
The clacking of the wheels past Anacostia’s shore
I’m almost home

Minnesota, Minnesota
You make your place
you find your way
Minnesota, Minnesota
You may have left but something stays

The stops go by
I think of a place I haven’t seen
What if I left my city streets
Would I adapt or freeze?
Or do I stay and dream
Of frozen lakes and streams
far as eyes can see

Minnesota, Minnesota
You make your place
You find your way
Minnesota, Minnesota
I may have left but something stays

credits

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
(accordian by Jason)

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Jason Mendelson Washington, D.C.

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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