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Now we’re walking down upon Francesca lane
Carrying bottles of Perrier-Jouet champagne
Yeah we’re walking down upon Francesca lane
Carrying bottles of Perrier-Jouet champagne

We are subtle
We are loud
Oh we can’t complain
Cause fame comes along
with whole lot of pain (x2)

Neighborhood,
Oh sweet neighborhood
We’re better off beingΒ hella misunderstood
Neighborhood
Oh jolly neighborhood
We’re better off being hella misunderstood

Now walking down upon Francesca lane
Our life is something like public/private domain
Now walking down upon Francesca lane
Our life is something like public/private domain

We are subtle
We are loud
Oh we can’t complain
Cause fame comes along
with whole lot of pain (x2)

Neighborhood,
Oh sweet neighborhood
We’re better off beingΒ hella misunderstood
Neighborhood
Oh jolly neighborhood
We’re better off being hella misunderstood

We’re walking down upon Francesca lane
Marks of true love’s red lipstick and rain
We’re walking down upon Francesca lane
Marks of true love’s red lipstick and rain

Yeah we’re subtle
We are loud
Oh we can’t complain
Cause fame comes along
with whole lot of pain (x2)

Neighborhood
Oh sweet neighborhood
We’re better off being hella misunderstood
Neighborhood
Oh jolly neighborhood
We’re better off being hella misunderstood

We’re better off being
Oh so misunderstood
Yeah we’re better off being
Hella misunderstood

 

 

Photo Credits:Β www.thrillist.com

Inspired by the classic song “Neighbourhood” by Space.

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Posted on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

44 Replies to “Neighborhood”

    1. Hello Pleasant Street,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  1. Oh this was a lot of fun.. .what great fun to make such racket in a neighborhood… so very well done, and great to hear you singing.

  2. Oh my goodness, Sanaa! First of all, to be inspired by another song and come up with your own is just fabulous. I like the tune, the chorus, the rhythm….all so singable and lovable!!
    Thank you for sharing an audio version for the prompt.

  3. Wow, loved your singing the whole song/poem; only one I’ve encountered out here so far. You more than rocked the prompt, & seemed to have a hell of a good time doing it. I could hear Leonard Cohen as I recorded the recitation of mine; very impressive job!!!!!

    1. Hello Walter,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

    1. Hello Truedessa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. Great piece. And I couldn’t help it, but the rhythm of the “neighborhood, oh sweet neighborhood” sections reminded me of the beat poetry in “So I Married an Ax Murderer” πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

    1. Hello Vivienne,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  5. Ha!.. so true..
    Fame a trap..
    owns human
    papers.. buys the
    art.. sells the soUl
    thAt iS thE Art..
    hehe.. Art
    iS Free
    and so
    are wE
    wHo never seLL
    iT to make a buck
    out of luck aS
    fAme losT iN
    priSon
    SoULS noW..
    nah.. nah.. no
    oNe Nada No
    TaKinG
    SoULs
    froM
    uS..:)

    1. Hello Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Late to the reading I am….but swingin’ to this neighborhood beat while I’m writing this! GREAT audio here — and your words, I can just imagine them to this neighborhood beat! πŸ™‚ SMILING I am — so very well done!

  7. Very nice, Saana. It is perfect for today’s music. BTW, did you write the music or have someone put your poem to music. I have had an offer to do that, NOW IF ONLY I COULD WRITE A SONG WORTH PUTTING TO MUSIC. Yours certainly is. Thank you for putting it on here.
    ..

    1. Thank you Jim. I was inspired by the song ‘neighbourhood’ by Space. The lyrics are mine and i added an audio recording of me singing it too❀

  8. Kudos to you for singing it. LOL, if I tried singing right now I surely would be mistaken for a toad, but I’m not half bad on most days. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      PS: I’m sure you are a great singer!!❀️

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