|Written by||Joe Hawley|
|Appears on||Joe Hawley Joe Hawley|
|Sung by||Joe Hawley, Zubin Sedghi|
A lyric video for the song was uploaded to Joe Hawley's YouTube Page on June 22nd 2017, made and directed by Hawley himself.
Rotary Park is safe after dark Neighbors off porches The playground is stark Wine stain'd a vacant old basketball court Dwellings surround a municipal fort Don’t mind the stories of triumphs and glories Rotary Park is the jam after dark Be Leave and decide Stay and be blind Easy to claim when you’ve places to find We nearly died Be that inside grinding the gears of all tides Rotary Park is at peace after dark Chief Pontiac stamped his name on the mark Mystery buried in flat dominos (Be, leave and decide, stay and be blind) Twilight attuned to a creeping repose (Easy to claim when you’ve places to find) Don’t mind the lion hid dreaming of Zion Rotary Park is ablaze after dark Rotary Park is swell after dark coveting woes in bureaucracy throes Trials by pairings with blood on the psyche (Be, leave and decide, stay and be blind) Victory airings not sponsored by Nike® (Easy to claim when you’ve places to find) Purple potato-faced comrade ascends (We nearly died, be that inside) Vultures encircle abandoned amends (Grinding the gears of all tides) This morning I woke from a nightmare and fell out of bed and Lo! The ghost of a man ages thought to be dead A smile and a ribbon he wore with a dutiful pose A wink A prick from the thorn of that beautiful rose Rotary Park is aghast before dusk don’t mind the four savage young horsemen of musk
Recorded at ASSEMBLE in Detroit, U.S.A.
Lyrics, Music, & Sequence: Joe Hawley
Vocals: Joe Hawley & Zubin Sedghi
Additional Vocals: Alex Kessler
Accordion & Bass Guitar: Bora Karaca
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, & Keys: Joe Hawley
Clarinet: Alex Kessler
Drum Sample: Ross Federman
Snaps: Seth Anderson & Joe Hawley
Sample of Note: "Take the Money and Run" theme by Marvin Hamlisch