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  1. Toronto

From the recording America

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Composed by Simon Rigoni.
Performed by 2 Inch Tape;
Simon Rigoni: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Synthesiser
Fiona Broussard: Grand Piano
Mark Petrilli: Bass
Julia Bebenek: Drums

Lyrics

Little Italy, corner College and Clinton
I’m drinking with Alan, Sammy and Spiro
Sammie works two jobs, she sells insurance
Spiro does some acting and we laugh about his bit parts, then
Frankie walks in from Little Portugal
He’s telling tales oh but they’re probably true
The local bar fly she tries to have her way
If I’m ever that drunk I hope that I can’t play

Doppelgänger city ten thousand miles from home
Toronto, oh I don’t ever want to go, away from
Toronto, home so far from home
Toronto, Toronto oh oh oh

Bartender I didn’t catch her name
But she keeps my hydrated all the same
Oh she’s a natural tease, yeah she could
Sell tsunamis to the Japanese
Asks, like another, I say yes please
Her smile it sinks me to me knees
Ten years younger you know I would have been game, but
One more shot and I’m on my way, to my

Doppelgänger city ten thousand miles from home, you know it as
Toronto, and I don’t ever want to go, away from
Toronto, home so far from home
Toronto, Toronto oh oh oh

Lil Garden on Bathurst, quench my caffeine thirst
My throbbing head, you know it kind of hurts
They only take cash, so I’ve got no way to pay, but
Lovely Marcia make my latte anyway
I return latter on to settle the bill
Marcia’s not in but hey still
Another serves me and to my surprise, again she’s
Super friendly and she pleases my eye

Toronto you do it in style
Doppelgänger city, ten thousand miles
Toronto hey you do it in style, ‘cause you’re my
Doppelgänger city, ten thousand miles from home
Toronto

One fifty years tomorrow sorry I can’t stay
Hey I’d really like to celebrate your birthday
But to another, well you know, I gotta to go
I’ve got a feeling that it ain’t gonna end so well
Ten hours on the ninety-five
I’ve got some tunes with me to help with the drive
Goodbye friendly Toronto
But I’ll be back much longer next time though, to my

Doppelgänger city ten thousand miles from home
So long Toronto, sorry I have to go
Away from Toronto
Home so far from home
Toronto, Toronto, oh oh, oh, oh…..