Time to Leave the Neighborhood

Jordi Baizan (ASCAP)

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Jordi Baizan (ASCAP)

Jordi Baizan is a first generation American and native Texan songwriter. He has played hundreds of shows in the US, Canada, and Europe and released his sixth record in February of 2022. His songwriting, which American Songwriter (USA) has called “exquisite”, has garnered him recognition from several prestigious songwriting competitions including the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition, the Songwriter Serenade Competition, and the South Florida Folk Festival’s Singer/Songwriter Competition. Signed in 2019 by Berkalin Records, label owner Brian J. Kalinec says "Jordi's songs convey authenticity perfectly intertwined with memorable melodies. His unique voice and his stories draw you in from the beginning, and you can't wait to hear the next page.” Jordi’s 2019 album, Free and Fine, inspired Lonestar Time (Italy) to welcome Jordi “into the great family of true troubadours”. His latest album, The Love in You (2022), reached both the Folk DJ (USA) and Euro-Americana (Europe) charts at its release in February.


Year:
2018

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Time to Leave the Neighborhood
© 2017-2018 Jordi Baizan (ASCAP) 

It was a drowsy winter morning
I was reading in the front room
A distant ambulance came closer
until its siren split the silence right in two
The street outside was lit up with flashing red and blue
Flashing red and blue

I walked over to the window
Pushed the cold curtain aside
They wheeled out Mr Richardson underneath a silver sheet
There was no one there to cry
When death asks,  “will you walk with me?”    It might come / as a surprise
Might come as a surprise

This house has been a cradle for our children and our dreams
A refuge when we work too hard.   A welcome for our friends
I’ve tried to live without regret.  I hope I’ll be as ready as I should
When it’s time to leave the neighborhood

Mr Richardson and I spoke several times over the years
Mostly about the Astros and his two sons
Brian was in retail.   Bill a high school teacher
We never mentioned Vietnam
But he made sure Old Glory flew on holidays waving red white and blue.  
Waving red white and blue

This house has been a cradle for our children and our dreams
A refuge when we work too hard.   A welcome for our friends
I’ve tried to live without regret. I hope I’ll be as ready as I should 
When it’s time to leave the neighborhood

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