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I didn't realize my cabin fever was so bad. It was nice to just be outside.


















Sun comes up, it's Tuesday morning
Hits me straight in the eye
Guess you forgot to close the blind last night
Oh, that's right, I forgot, it was me
I sure do miss the smell of black coffee in the morning,
The sound of water splashing all over the bathroom,
The kiss that you would give me even though I was sleeping,
But I kind of like the feel of this extra few feet in my bed

Telephone's ringing, but I don't answer it
'cause everybody knows that good news always sleeps till noon
Guess it's tea and toast for breakfast again
Maybe I'll add a little T.V. too
No milk! God, how I hate that
Guess I'll go to the corner, get breakfast from Jenny
She's got a black eye this morning, `Jen how'd ya get it?'
She says, `Last night, Bobby got a little bit out of hand'

Lunchtime. I start to dial your number
Then I remember so I reach for something to smoke
And anyways I'd rather listen to Coltrane than go through all that shit again

There's something about an afternoon spent doing nothing
Just listening to records and watching the sun falling
Thinking of things that don't have to add up to something
And this spell won't be broken by the sound of keys scraping in the lock

Maybe tonight it's a movie with plenty of room for elbows and knees
A bag of popcorn all to myself,
Black and white with a strong female lead
And if I don't like it, no debate, I'll leave

Here comes that feeling that I'd forgotten
How strange these streets feel when you're alone on them
Each pair of eyes just filled with suggestion
So I lower my head, make a beeline for home, seething inside

Funny, I'd never noticed the sound the streetcars make as they pass my window
Which reminds me that I forgot to close the blind again
Yeah, sure I'll admit there are times when I miss you
Especially like now when I need someone to hold me
But there are some things that can never be forgiven
And I just gotta tell you that I kinda like this extra few feet in my bed
 

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I must have passed this house hundreds of times and never paid much attention to it before. Fascinating history though. It's the oldest residence downtown, dating to at least 1865, although the current owner believes it dates back the the 1850s. It had many prominent residents in the past, became a rooming house after the turn of the century, and then was home to numerous bars and restaurants until the current owner bought it a few years ago. In the 1960s, George Steinbrenner even owned a restaurant here, the Roundtable, when he purchased the Yankees. The current owner is apparently in the process of restoring it, as the brick had been painted a bright purple-blue just a few years ago. There is a Facebook site for the house - "The Old House Downtown."
 

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I must have passed this house hundreds of time and never noticed it before. Fascinating history though. It's the oldest residence downtown, dating to at least 1865, although the current owner believes it dates back the the 1850s. It had many prominent residents in the past, became a rooming house after the turn of the century, and then was home to numerous bars and restaurants until the current owner bought it a few years ago. In the 1960s George Steinbrenner even owned a restaurant here, the Roundtable, when he bought the Yankees. The owner is apparently in the process of restoring it, as the brick had been painted a bright purple-blue just a few years ago.
The blue paint was removed over 10 years ago actually. (time flies). I'd be curious to hear if any new renovations are taking place, but I don't think there are. After its last stint as a bar ended in the mid-2000's, someone bought it to be their personal residence. They removed the blue paint and were going to do a full renovation, but I don't think they totally followed through with it. It's probably been in it's current condition for the past ~10 years.
 
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