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Sunnyvale

by Ben Lazarus

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Sunnyvale 03:21
............. LYRICS: A Haunted Toys R Us Made my hometown famous A statue sits and reads One book is all that he needs Sunnyvale is where I hail from In the heart of the South Bay You can diss it, I still miss it Ever since I moved away The orchards are long gone There’s strip malls where their names live on Downtown is just one block You know that murphy street rocks Sunnyvale is where I hail from In the heart of the South Bay You can diss it, I still miss it Ever since I moved away A city logo like an ice cream cone It’s worth a visit for Golf Land alone Sunnyvale to me you’ll always be A land of stucco and glass Through which several freeways pass One suburb in a long line But damn it that one was mine Sunnyvale is where I hail from In the heart of the South Bay You can diss it, I still miss it Ever since I moved away
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ABOUT:

“I was born in Sunnyvale, CA and lived there until April of 2005 when I moved to go to film school in Los Angeles, where I have been ever since. The rest of my family now lives out of state so there isn’t really a “home” for me to go home to anymore. I get nostalgic for my bland suburb’s quirks, such as a water tower painted like a giant can of Libby’s fruit cocktail. I hope to make it back up there someday to play a round of mini golf and sit next to the statue at the public library. This song is a love letter to a place that has transformed from a small agricultural community into a bustling village of high tech companies that draw professionals and their families from all over the world. I’ve been gone so long that I hardly recognize the city when I come back for a visit, but my memories are encased in a golden cocoon of amber nostalgia - much like the mosquito from Jurassic Park.”

~ Ben

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LYRICS:

A Haunted Toys R Us
Made my hometown famous
A statue sits and reads
One book is all that he needs

Sunnyvale is where I hail from
In the heart of the South Bay
You can diss it, I still miss it
Ever since I moved away

The orchards are long gone
There’s strip malls where their names live on
Downtown is just one block
You know that murphy street rocks

Sunnyvale is where I hail from
In the heart of the South Bay
You can diss it, I still miss it
Ever since I moved away

A city logo like an ice cream cone
It’s worth a visit for Golf Land alone
Sunnyvale to me you’ll always be

A land of stucco and glass
Through which several freeways pass
One suburb in a long line
But damn it that one was mine

Sunnyvale is where I hail from
In the heart of the South Bay
You can diss it, I still miss it
Ever since I moved away

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released May 26, 2021

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CREDITS

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Lap Steel Guitar & Writer: Ben Lazarus
Drums & Percussion: Frank Hegyi
Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Greg Francis
Produced by: Ben Lazarus & Andrew Napier
Album Art: Ashley Bradley
Released by: Napier Records

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Ben Lazarus Los Angeles, California

Ben Lazarus is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His songs are short, sweet, strangely honest and honestly strange. Lazarus is signed to Napier Records, a label founded by Academy award-winning filmmaker Andrew Napier.

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