© words and music by garnett betts

Zip’s the third quarter back at the Starline

Where the walls are photographs of leatherheads

And neighbourhood kids that never came back

He stepped in to help out for a while – 1959

And some say they’ve caught a glimpse of his old man

Before the sun comes up and the train comes in

Chorus:

Cross from union station, since 1925

Oh the world woke up and walked right through

The Starline

There’s his old man second on the right

The morning looked so dark, the squadron so bright

Quarter back to the neighbourhood

The padre of toast and coffee, yes he understood

Chorus:

Cross from union station, since 1925

Oh the world woke up and walked right through

The Starline

Bridge:

Spitfire propeller is looking down on your window booth

A defender of faith in an age

And a witness to all the changes too

Where the real cost of your cup’o Joe

Is digging in or letting go

Once you’re deep in the play, never say no,

Never say no

Chorus:

Cross from union station, since 1925

Oh the world woke up and walked right through

The Starline

Zip’s the third quarter back at the Starline

And he’d pass the world out to ya

A patron of so many dreams

The world walked through the Starline

And he could never leave

Chorus:

Cross from union station, since 1925

Oh the world woke up and walked right through

The Starline

Yeah the world woke up and walked right through the Starline