My Brother's Smile

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about

Yes - it is a true story.
Dedicated to my memories of my brother Pete, Gram and Pop, cousin Joe, Mr. Cardy and old Lodi, NJ

lyrics

My brother’s smile
Come walkin’ through the doorway
in a tight black t-shirt and a pair of jeans

My brother’s smile
In the habit of appearin’ halfway through
sippin' one of Mr.Cardy’s egg creams

As he finds his way down Union to Prospect street
A skip in his stride, light on his feet
In the middle of doin’ nothing
Ah - so good to see

My brother’s smile
lighten up the darkest of my days
My brother’s smile
cheer me up in oh, so many ways
I don’t know about you
But I don’t know what I would do
without my brother’s smile

At twenty two
No one’s really sure ‘bout what he did
mixing liquor and pills and messin’ with a gun

And that .22
was enough to make a mess of that kid
We prayed that he’d make it
but the damage had been done

We made our way down Union to Prospect street
Grandma’s head hung down, Pop was draggin’ his feet
Sorrow came on so sudden
To think I would never see

My brother’s smile
to lighten up the darkest of my days
My brother’s smile
to cheer me up in oh so many ways
And I’ve got to tell you true
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
without my brother’s smile.

Bridge:

And with almost twenty years gone by
A friend let go of a long held secret as he started to cry,
“Cant hold this in any longer -- I think it’s time you got to meet your brother’s daughter”

I watched her walk down Union to Prospect Street
The light in her eyes made my heart skip a beat
I stood there staring in wonder
My mind flooded with memories (of)

My brother’s smile
to lighten up the darkest of my days
My brother’s smile
to cheer me up in oh so many ways
My brother’s smile
would lighten up the darkest of my days
My brother’s smile
could cheer me up in oh so many ways

Now I can’t believe I’m sitting here
Across the table from my brother’s smile

No I can’t believe I’m sitting here
Across the table from my brother’s smile

credits

from Can't Go Back, released July 8, 2010
My Brother's Smile (Tamburo, Thomas)

Guitar: Pat Duffey
Vocal: Mari Mack

Recorded at Nightforest Studio, Inverness, CA on July 26th, 2009
Engineer: John Neff
Producer: Arne Frager

Mastered by John Cuniberti

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Mari Mack San Francisco

Thanks for your support! I'm considering a run for POTUS in 2020. Instead of campaign donations, please purchase my music. That way, if I don't secure the Democratic nomination, I can record more music and continue donating my time to worthy causes. How's that for a multiple victory? Thanks in advance. Love, Mari
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