Making Tracks: Walk #5 (Bill Withers)

The Invisible Man (1933)
Fort Washington Armory around the time it was built (1911). It looks basically the same today, just with less sepia-tone.

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day

Santa Street circa 1868 (then named Harlem Lane). (source)

I can’t keep lookin’ at loneliness

And tryna call it freedom

Do you ever feel it?

791 St. Nicholas Avenue
A candy/soda shop and an empty storefront! Neat.
964 St. Nicholas Ave. — 1910 vs. 2020
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue — 1905 vs. 2020
953–955–957 St. Nicholas Avenue (1932 vs. 2020)
d e a t h a v e n u e

And oh, from sunset to sunrise

No more weakness, for the music turns me on.

You’ll reach out for me, baby

I’m as close as your phone

Ever since you’ve been gone

I’ve been home

It’s better to remember things

That make the sun shine in your memory

There’s clouds enough for you to see

Didn’t I say the weather that day was *chef’s kiss*?
Convent of the Sacred Heart at 133rd and Convent, late 19th/early 20th c. (source)

May not know enough about you, babe

That can only come in time

Only know enough to make you stay

On my mind




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