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Polly
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It's just an o-old memory

from the class o' seventy,

I turned these pages long ago,

burned-- those bridges, but don't you know,

there's still room

here in my mi-ind

for an old memory some time.

 

1

So fill your glass with good times past,

and to the devil pay some day the cost,

It's just another way to stay afloat,

an' finally close the book on all we wrote.

 

2

Yet another year gone by,

an' maybe one last time we'll try-y,

to raise the dead into our mi-inds,

an' drink one more for souls who left us behind.

 

----

 

3

So fill the night with good old songs,

an' find the places where the soul belongs,

an' greet the future with a sorry sigh,

as we remember the old times go-one by.

 

4

An' when again we see the light o' day,

as we wander on our uncertain way,

maybe we'll turn once more a sorry gaze,

to the memory of our long gone days.

 

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 . . . broken link, song removed ?


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Polly
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Another good one Polly . . . I've heard a few of your songs here now, and getting a sense about your unique writing style. Singing while finger picking chord patterns "live" is a great skill you have. (skill I wish I still had) This one is melancholy and nostalgic in it's tone . . . and also has a very ultimate lyrical theme. I totally relate to the lyrics personally. I listen to a lot of original songs online, trying to learn about different artists approach to writing . . . you're kind of low tech in comparison, but also have something very authentic and special in what you do.


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Polly
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Thanks! Yes, my recordings are low tech, because I want them to sound the same as when I'm playing live.


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(Some words you might omit, to improve the prosody, making it easier to fit the words into the Line, without rushing or crowding each word's 'space', its 'Note duration'.)

"A Night To Remember" Copyright June 17, 2021, By Polly

It's just an o-old memory, 

from the class o' seventy.

I turned these pages long ago,

burned-- those bridges, but don't you know, ('but'?)

there's still room

here in my mi-ind

for an old memory some time.
(I was doing dishes and this Line came to me;
"There's one thing you'll never be,

just An Old Memory.")
(It gives the Singer-Character someone specific to be communicating with, perhaps high school sweetheart Love-Interest Character.)

 

1

So fill your glass with good times past,

and to the devil pay some day the cost,

It's just another way to stay afloat,

an' finally close the book on all we wrote.

 

2

Yet another year gone by,

an' maybe one last time we'll try-y, ('an'?)

to raise the dead into our mi-inds,

an' drink one more for souls who left us behind. ('more'?)

 

It's just an o-old memory, 

from the class o' seventy.

I turned these pages long ago,

burned-- those bridges, don't you know, 

there's still room

here in my mi-ind

for an old memory some time.

 

3

So fill the night with good old songs, ("Let's fill the night...")

an' find the places where the soul belongs, ('the'? places?)

an' greet the future with a sorry sigh, ('an'?)

as we remember the old times go-one by. ('the'?)

 

4

An' when again we see the light o' day, ('An'?)

as we wander on our uncertain way, ('on'?)

maybe we'll turn once more a sorry gaze, ('maybe'?)

to the memory of our long gone days. ("bygone days")

It's just an o-old memory, 

from the class o' seventy.

I turned these pages long ago,

burned-- those bridges, but don't you know, ('but'?)

there's still room

here in my mi-ind

for an old memory some time.

(If not in the Chorus, perhaps a Coda to end:
There's one thing you'll never be;
Just An Old Memory.
There's one thing you'll never be;
Just An Old Memory.)

Despite 1,000's of years of Songwriting humans have not exhausted the possibilities. There will always be another Song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com


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