click on tree to hear a 1974 live recording by Steak and Potatoes (Gary Colter, Peter Dizozza, Lou Filosa & Dave Lontos) with Monica Dizozza at Archbishop Malloy High School.
VERSE I You can't live up to Briarwood And yet you always think you should, but Things have changed. They're not the same As what we believed they were Living with the statuettes, you Find the shape that suits you best And learn to meet those folks again In hard up days to come FOR THE STEM SHALL KEEP US AS ONE. VERSE II And you can't live up to Briarwood That's why we know it must be good It's not the time to understand To know what we're lying on. Since the day I met you I knew Love would always bind our hearts But we have grown. Though just the same, We slowly have torn apart BRIDGE And though you make the study of this master plan You never really know just What goes on, Just bits and pieces of the structure. And like those in charge you know there's more than you see, As Briarwood is a growth of many minds. For this bundle of society to form has taken time. (End of Part One) Briarwood (Part Two) You're body is diseased; it's being Eaten Away It starts from the inside and then One Day The disease breaks through and you are Filled With Holes When you looked so good just a Short While Ago. Sitting on a chair in a Flourescent Room Eating up your hands as you Wonder Who Are the people waiting with you who are _-_Not_- Anymore But you're happy there together 'cause you've seen them All Before Unable to control where your Mind Will Go Periods of darkness, then a Time To Show That you and I are both Still Here Though the time is growing short with the seconds made of fear. Briarwood (Continued) Wish I still had that House on the Hill, Stayed alive through this Matter of Will. There we'd be Tearing faces just by Turning the Dial. Had dinner then hung Out for a While God I really walked in Style. (The Briarwood Walk) Yes I went out. Played ball with the kids, Had dinner and then hung out for a while Sometimes went shopping. Stopped off at Macy's. Always saw something that I had to buy. What a position I always was in. Gambling out the Days of the week. Worked as a gesture. They needed me. A nice little branch out by the leaves. Oh what a time. You should have been there. It was so easy, for we were all one. I can't figure out how I caught this disease. Ah. And may we fight together Ah. In the right, together. May they All see through our Griefs To our beliefs With only their conversions in our Minds. That they not be blind! They understand that our purpose is single. That we are ... .That we all become equal. That we all are the best. VERSE III But you can't live up to Briarwood. You Laugh as though you Understood, but This has reality More than you or I For this bundle of society to Form has taken time. And Briarwood is a growth of many minds, yes Briarwood is a growth of many minds. c 1975, Peter Dizozza
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Visual reference: Angels: Tour of the Vultures