brooke blackburn and kristin roberts

brooke blackburn and kristin roberts

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandComedy

Colaboration for Toronto song contest.

Biography

Brooke Blackburn was born and raised in Toronto, and works as a professional musician in the downtown area. Brooke is a descendent of survivors of the underground railroad movement which aided runaway slaves in their journey to Canada and freedom. Growing up with numerous musical influences stemming from 1955 when his father Bobby Dean Blackburn started one of Toronto's first rock and roll bands. Brooke's history in Toronto has influenced him to co-write this song for the Toronto song contest.
Kristin Roberts was born in Houston, Texas. She moved with her family to Toronto at the age of seven. Writing and singing for most of her childhood, Kristin was invited at the age of 13 to sing the national anthem at Toronto's Sky Dome for the opening of a blue jays game. After returing to Toronto from university Kristin met up with Brooke to collaborate on a song that reflects their shared experiences of this diverse and unique city.

Lyrics

Toronto, where life begins

Written By: Brooke Blackburn and Kristin Roberts

Grew up climbing in the trees
Now I'm singing in the streets
Checking out hte Eaton Centre
Take the subway to eat
Hanging with the hippies on queen
First gig at the shoe
First game at the gardens
First time I met you.

You open up your hand
and you welcome us in
my heart is at home in Toronto
Where life begins.

From the top of the tower
To a walk on the beach
T.O. is my home from the west to the east
To all my brothers and sisters
From all walks of like
From all corners of the world
Running free from strife.

You open up your hand and you welcome us in
my heart is at home in Toronto
Where life begins

Though trouble is certain
We're moving on
Together we are strong
If i find myself searching just to find somewhere i belong

You open up your hand
And you welcome us in
My heart is at home in Toronto
Where life begins

Its about family
it`s about home
a place to live and roam
Toronto`s home

Its about family
its about home
a place to live and roam
Toronto`s home

Where life begins

Discography

Toronto, where life begins