Sitting on the Plaza

by Justin Burrill

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I wrote this song soon after moving to Boston when i was around twenty, before the Wild Stares were formed. Steve remembered the song and insisted we put together a recording. Steve produced the track and played 98 % of the instruments including the great guitar solo.


Sitting on the Plaza
words and music by Justin Burrill (Crabble Duro, BMI)

Sitting on the plaza,
Waiting for the rain,
Hot gray summer day

So quiet for the city,
Hear the air conditioners breathing
On the top of the hotel

The small birch are waving
And the flags are fluttering,
It all makes me smile

'Cause I don't have a thing to do
And I don't have to go anywhere today,

The couple near by
Move the water with their feet
And talk of Marilyn's baby
The pigeon stood so close,
The girl gave us a smile,
It was all that I could hope.

I guess we could have talked,
Even for a while,
But I never even thought

'Cause I don't have a thing to do
And I don't have to go anywhere today,

'Cause I don't have a thing to do
And I don't have to go anywhere today,


released January 27, 2022
words and music Justin Burrill
Produced by Steve Gregoropoulos at Ransom Notes
Mixed and Mastered by Justin Burrill at Justin Burrill Audio

Vocal: Justin Burrill
Instruments and backing vocals: Steve Gregoropoulos


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The Wild Stares Los Angeles, California

“Inscrutable, dense, manic, bizarre, intense, aloof, schizophrenic,” once wrote Option Magazine.
The Wild Stares, formed in Boston, in 1979 by Justin Burrill and Steve Gregororpoulos, joined by Fran Miller Campbell toured Europe and the U.S. several times, releasing many recordings along the way and relocated to L.A in 1988 adding drummer Kyle C. Kyle before morphing into W.A.C.O. in 1993. ... more

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