Music Monday: Fall in Philadelphia (Hall & Oates)

It would be hard to find a better song to play on the first day of Fall than Fall in Philadelphia by Philly’s own superstars, Hall & Oates.

The song was on the album Whole Oats, the debut studio album by the American pop music duo. The album was released on November 12, 1972, by Atlantic Records.

Unfortunately, I could not find a live video of the song (one that included the actual video footage of the duo performing the song), but I did come across this beautiful version that someone put together that highlights scenes of Fall from around the Philadelphia area, set to this wonderful song.

Happy Fall!

There’s a thunder storm ‘a brewin’
And the day is turning gray
There ain’t much to say about the weather
Say, the shower stall is leakin’
And the ceiling’s fallin’ in
And I’m getting twenty bills to every letter
I’ve got to move myself out to the country
I’m lookin’ out for any place at all
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
Say, a roving band of youths beat up on Johnny
Everybody’s gettin’ richer sellin’ that dope
Say, the stolen bikes are gathering by the thousands
Along with seven million people without a hope
I guess I have to face the fact as real
I think I feel my back up against the wall
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I guess I have to face the fact as real
I think I feel my back up against the wall
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall in Philadelphia
I’m gonna spend another fall

lyrics from lyrics translate

*image from the odyssey online

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