The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 December 2003

A heart upon a wall

You know the words:

And when I see the sign that points one way
The lot we used to pass by every day
Just walk away, Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You're not to blame

I knew that Michael Brown's unrequited love was a real person — a real person named Renee, no less — but it never occurred to me that he was also thinking of a real sign that points one way.

It's at the intersection of Falmouth Street and Hampton Avenue in Brooklyn.

I owe Dawn Eden, the legendary Petite Powerhouse, big time for this one.

(Yeah, I know: I'm still no good for you.)

Posted at 7:03 AM to Tongue and Groove


After all these years, that's still my all-time favorite song. Whether it's played from a new CD on a $5000 stereo or through the tinny one-inch cone of a 1965 Impala's AM radio, it's unmatched.

Whoops, must dash. "I have a date with a pretty ballerina..."

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 4:11 PM on 11 December 2003