Song About Burlington: 'Sweet Little City'

COLCHESTER, Vt. -
Burlington singer-songwriter Nate Orshan plays his ode to Burlington, 'Sweet Little City (By the Cool Blue Lake)' on Local 44 Morning Brew.

Orshan wrote it after winning Social Media King in 2014, he promised a love song to his hometown.

'Sweet Little City' is based on the melodies from the first movement of Beethoven's 6th symphony.

More on 'Sweet Little City' on Orshan's website: http://natosongs.com/sweet-little-city/.

Here are the lyrics:

Sweet Little City (by the Cool Blue Lake)

The careless weight of a glacier
Ran its course to the frozen north
And it left a mighty groove

Ages later
Skateboard stunts by the waterfront
And you feel a righteous mood

Welcome to the
Sweet little city by the cool blue lake

Where higher education
Seeps into every yard and room
And it leaves a lasting mark

From the way that
People think to the sleeves of ink
On your neighbors in the park

Living in a
Sweet little city by the cool blue lake

Winter arrives with icy knives and cuts the days
But look around the snowy town, and you’re amazed
Everyone plays
And you may
Find your love in Burlington…

The yearning heart of the artist
Always gets to the toil and sweat
So the light of truth can shine

You can see it
Play a part in the living art
Of the Queen City’s design

Shine upon a
Sweet little city by the cool blue lake

A place where social justice
Stays alive in the work and minds
Of the many who believe…

…An idea:
Being fair and taking care
Of each other’s not naïve

When you’re in a
Sweet little city by the cool blue lake

The sunset sings a melody to make you cry
The gentle peaks, the coral sheets across the sky
And if you try
You just might
Find your love in Burlington…

These gifts of hillside and valley,
River, streams, and the Mountains Green
Are more than any want

May you always
Get to stay by a crescent bay
On the left coast of Vermont

Welcome to the
Sweet little city by the cool blue lake
(Find your love in Burlington…)

© Copyright Nate Orshan

 

 


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