Taking Pride in Portland (2 of 8)

Surprise! I didn’t tell you in the first post that this record is narrated by the one and only Mike Donahue of KOIN-TV channel 6.  He gives us some history about our great city of Portland before each track, and you know he does a fine job of it so I won’t even make fun of him.  He’s awesome.

(I’m pretty sure those light reflections in the water are fake, BTW)

At the start of this track he shares some interesting history about our happy little town, going back to the beginning you might say.  Oh, what do you know – that’s the name of the track!  As usual, the lyrics are an endless stream of cliche about magic, our future, flowing love and staying together which makes it perfect for that slow dance with your special someone.

Track 2 of 8

In the Beginning

In the beginning we stood alone
Started with nothing but our faith was strong
Nights were short and the days were long
But we stayed together through it all

In the beginning we tried so hard
That’s what it took to come this far
(Their beliefs?) with good strong ties
Winter, spring, summer, fall.

In the beginning the magic was there
And today you can tell it ’cause we really care
In the beginning we did things right
And our love is flowing as our dreams take flight

In the beginning we were truly blessed
Today we stand among the very best
And if tomorrow brings another test
We’ll remember what to do

In the beginning the magic was there
And today you can tell it ’cause we really care
In the beginning we did things right
And our love is flowing as our dreams take flight

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