Cinema 4

Written February 2004

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Cinema 4 on Liberty Avenue doesn’t show movies any more,
but the marquee still carries the names
of the films that were there when they closed the doors,
+++ Along Came a Spider, I never saw that one,
+++ but, if I’m right, it starred Morgan Freeman,
+++ and Crocodile Dundee 3
is still on the board at Cinema 4, yeah,
it’s up on the board at Cinema..Cinema 4 had stiff competition,
because of the Denis right up the street,
and if this was France, it’d be the “deux-knee,”
but this isn’t France, no, I think we’re in Dormont,
+++ or maybe Mt. Lebanon?
+++ whichever side I’m on,
+++ I’m not from here, the suburbs confuse me,
is anyone else but me puzzled by Crocodile Dundee 3?
still on the board, at Cinema 4, yeah,
it’s up on the board at Cinema+++ for the bridge I planned to talk about my heart,
+++ and how your name’s still written there,
+++ but then I thought “that’s truly lame,” and so I won’t…

There’s just one more film, the 4th slot is empty,
perhaps by the end they would only show 3,
that movie was Blow, the one side says “LOW,” though,
so maybe the wind came and blew off a “B”
+++ it was somebody’s job to change the marquee,
+++ they lost that job, obviously,
+++ like I wrote this song after too much caffeine,
but the funniest thing to me
has gotta be Crocodile Dundee 3,
still on the board at Cinema 4, yeah,
it’s up on the board at Cinema 4,
that’s where it’s at, au cinéma quatre, oui
it’s up on the board at Cinema 4…

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