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#1185251 03/12/23 08:29 PM
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Time.........music/lyrics by: e.swartz


A few years back when I was at a dinner banquet walking around before dining I was enjoying seeing the younger folks all dressed up and having a wonderful time engaging in group conversations in every direction I looked. As I walked through the crowds I noticed only middle aged or elderly folks seemed to acknowledge my presence which was fine and certainly is normal. But I just realized how "faceless" I had seemed to become and non-existent by youth. We all have had our youth and it surely is fleeting.....that evening motivated this song, although I am fine with being a gray beard and embrace my future even though the end comes nearer with each passing year! I have a feeling a few of you one time "flirts" can relate to these lyrics!

Hope you like the song, and of course comments always welcome....

Credits: Dom Sigalas - orchestration
Simon Mimines - drums
e.swartz - guitars/vocals/production


Time.......



Vs 1

Time….elusive and so cruel….it’s true….so true
Life….are you satisfied and did you dance today….well okay

Chorus 1

You’re more than halfway home
And you’re feel’n alone (2nd Ch ----And in your mind you roam)
But no one seems to notice, you anymore

Vs 2

Style….you always wore that special air, on your sleeve….I do believe
Play…. you silly man, your jokes have all grown old….so I’m told

(Repeat chorus)

Bridge

Yesterday when I looked at you
You tried to hide your smile
But now my eyes find no reply
But there’s a young man trapped inside - (flute solo)

Vs 3

Greed….I’m sorry that it is my time to bleed….indeed
Peace….will tomorrow enlighten, will it comfort me….we’ll see
Time……..elusive and so cruel……. its true.....

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Yep... A walking cane doesn't help either lol wink

Cool arrangement, I like the orchestral atmosphere. The lyrical pauses are interesting too.

Greed and Bleed kinda' seems out of place, even though I understand the train of thought (as an older guy would)

Perhaps "Desire?"

Nice one Eddie smile

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Hi Eddie,

Beautiful music, vocals, lyrics.

I was listening to "The Left Banke" last night and like theirs, this music's great Baroque Pop sound makes for a very enjoyable listen.

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 03/13/23 12:17 AM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
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Japov,

Thanks for the listen. As far as the summing of life's expressions, I just didn't want to be generic and more melodramatic I suppose. The greed-bleed line is my favorite line. Sure it rhymes, but my thought process with the lyrics was to be short and expressive without being everyday normal. I think greed and bleed are good analogies of desire & disappointment......and we're not expressing lust or failure, just how "father time" catches us all. Also just kinda poetic, which I'm not known for with most of my lyrics.

Thanks for the comments, always enjoy your posts!

steady-eddie

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Michael,

Always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank-you for your comments and props. I remember hearing "Don't walk away Rene" for the first time back in the day and being floored with that beautiful song and harmonies. Those groups influenced me how important I perceived melody, which I think is the foundation of a great song.

steady-eddie

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Pretty song. And I completely get it. wink

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Steady Eddie....do you know Magna Carta

You can Youtube them..."Seasons" is a good place to start if you do not know them

Listening to this, I think you would like them

Very nice...


If writing ever becomes work I think I'm going to have to stop

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Sunset,

Thank-you for the spin--sorry......you get it! LOL!

steady-eddie

E Swartz #1185307 03/14/23 09:33 PM
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John,

Thanks for the spin, and I will definitely check out the Magna Carta....haven't they been around for nearly a thousand years? LOL!

steady-eddie

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Great sound......love the melody in this. This has a power about it that resonates with me.
Good stuff!

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I can't get the danged thing to play, have no idea why, sound cloud usually never gives me issues.

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Tom,

Thanks for those very kind words. I'm glad you feel the subtle drive.

steady-eddie

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Mac,

You couldn't hear the song because we were "on break........"

Try again, works for me just now.

steady-eddie

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There it is!!

Why am I hearing David Essex here? weird. How the heck are you pulling off those strings? The subject matter makes me think of an old quote from the british author Doris Lessing, about how one simply becomes invisible as they get older, and how freeing it can be.

My only issue here is that when the drums kick in, it's almost as if the band either can't hear the drums very well or the other way around. There's a very slight lag on some some of the parts, where the drums seem to be out ahead, just enough to be noticeable.......but I think that's just me being picky. smile

As usual, everything is nice and balanced, and well sewn together.

Keep on!!

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Mac,

Thanks for the listen and comments! I have a good string-man! FYI, you were correct and THANK-YOU big time for noticing the drum track being off about a 1/32 beat. Fixed.......and new mix uploaded. Its a real drummer and it wasn't his fault, somehow I inadvertently nudged the whole track off without noticing--good ears!

Best,

steady-eddie

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I enjoyed this song. It spoke directly to my heart. Nicely done.

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Paul, thank-you much for the spin! I will check out your song as well here soon!

steady-eddie

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Hi Ed
I always had a different perspective to the younger end ignoring the seemingly invisible older guys.
I liked to talk to older people,loved their stories and then take on the current activities of well known figures.
Your song is charming rather than maudlin,very well constructed and presented.
A great song Ed
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
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John your back!

Thanks much for the spin and comments. I really enjoy talking to old folks as well--and meet many in my line of work.

steady-eddie


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