I'm living in the coldest room in Denver
On the longest street in the U.S.A.
Yes, East Colfax is known, in all its seediness, as America's longest street.
And Mishka Shubaly is known as a brooding, talented lyricist. The mood of angered heartbreak in his song fits the mindset of my book's main character, quite well.
Here's to East Colfax ballads and balladeers.