Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Mountains, Valleys, Shorelines & Highways of America, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 35,245   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 6/26/2017
   Sounds Like: Don Henley/Joni Mitchell/Tim Buckley/Joe Walsh, CSNY/Lindsey Buckingham/Little Feat/Eric Clapton

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Song Description

Ten Top - Illinois Top Ten - Folk #1 Folk #1 Folk - Rock #1 Folk - Americana #1 Folk - Religious

Story Behind the Song

This song was originally inspired by a powerful dream that I had about my father and as time went by the story and the insight grew. Then I lost a very dear friend to various addictions...thus the sad lines: I lost you on the river You were rowing with your gun And when the bottom was filled with holes You're rowing was all done/ And slowly the song evolved..... I demoed the song back in the mid-1970's and it sat buried with hundreds of other songs want to be properly produced. What you hear now is the end result. I particularly love the lyrics in the bridge..... enjoy.

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I like the tune. My first instrument is piano, so I like the involvement and flow of the instruments. I can hear a Tom Waits influence (but the voice here is much better). I get beat up a lot about length of my tunes, but I feel if the story requires it, the song will stand.

    - R T Hall

Really strong arrangement to this track. Nice sentiment and charming lyrics. Sounds like a true story-line. Good chorus. Timeless tracks.

    - Laurence Watkins
Lyrics

"Old Friends"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols *
Copyright (1978) 2002 (2013) by Chet Nichols(ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Please contact: chet@chetnichols.net
http://www.chetnicholsmusic.com :: http://www.chetnichols.net :: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


VERSE 1.
I saw you in a dream
Your were waiting for a train
You woke me up and you made me cry
The disguise you wore it did you well
For you almost past me by
But, we embraced and we held the time
We didn't have to try
We didn't have to try

CHORUS
'Cause old friends will stay old friends
Through distances and time
Old friends can mellow through the years
Like children and old wine

VERSE 2.
I lost you on the river
You were rowing with your gun
And when the bottom was filled with holes
Your rowing was all done
Now, I sleep on half the bed
I leave a place for you
And staring through the moonlight
I dream that I had rescued you
'Cause we embraced and we held the time
We didn't have to try
We didn't have to try

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
There's a hunger in an empty heart
Without love and understanding
But a friend can always fill you up
With the gift that is never ending

REPEAT CHORUS

Song Length
4:51
Genres
Folk - Religious, Folk - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tranquil, Endearing

Subject Matter
Lost Love, Life

Similar Artists
Badfinger, Eric Clapton
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Chet Nichols
Publisher Credits Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols - Vocal and instruments
Label Credits Magic Garage Music