Mission Bells

Here’s a song from The Aislers Set that evokes San Francisco (lyrics below the video).

i’ve been in the narrow slashes
velvet red and real as rashes
california’s got me wanting more
four years got me from this caption
generation came to kill
i know you and i know you will
who’ll be sleeping on the mission bells?

leave me or let me go
oceans on two sides
optimism parallel, breaking in rich tides
how they must soothe you, now day and night

hypocrisy has smashed that atavistic take
on my commitment, one mistake
how’s the new kid, all the new truths and the vileness, god forbid
i lie here waiting while the mission bells are ringing, ringing
out over the city and the sunshine and the doubt