The Skyline Hotel

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(written by the matthew show, BMI)

The Skyline Hotel
Lets out its luggage
Waistbands and shopping bags
Split at both ends
They're boarding the big bus
Takes 'em all somewhere
Somewhere that doesn't look like hell
Or Hell's Kitchen

The Skyline Hotel
Sits over the train tracks
And next to the place where all
The stroller-pushers live
They've got a friend
In old Wood-Cane Charlie
Who stands in the middle of traffic
And flags the M50 bus in

The Empire State is red and green and gold tonight
Something about a cause that someone thought was right
The Empire State, it casts a glow upon 10th Avenue as if it's part of
"Sleepless In Seattle" after all

But the Skyline Hotel
It watches the schoolkids
The gangsta wanna-be's
Their ho's, and Whitey, too
But he's boarding the big bus
Takes him off somewhere
Somewhere that doesn't look like hell
Or Hell's kitchen

Yeah, Whitey's boarding the big bus
Gonna take him off somewhere
Somewhere that doesn't look like hell
Or Hell's Kitchen

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from february, released October 15, 2008
matthew - vocals, keyboards
Jeff Simms - backing vocals
Robbie Rist - backing vocals
Ron Geida - guitar
John Shook - bass
Josh Clark - drums
James Dunn - lead guitar

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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