Martie Echito

Martie Echito

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Pop - Easy Listening | Ontario, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 13,023   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 6/15/2018

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Song Description

His life was so important to so many, for so many years....now at 93, he's just cruisin' through the hallways of the Dementia unit, looking for a clue to who he is. It's true that sometimes, "Ignorance Is Bliss"

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Great players. This one hits close to home because I'm working on one about my Dad right now! Very tasty guitar, well done.

    - Marc S. Pate
Lyrics

JUST A STORY LINE FROM AN AGING MIND,
WITHOUT A DIRECTOR,
DOESN'T GIVE A CARE 'BOUT THE CLOTHES HE WEARS,
HE'S GOOD WITH WHATEVER,
HIS LIFE WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR SO MANY YEARS,
NOW WHEN HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY SEE HIM IT JUST BRINGS OUT
TEARS,
HE'LL JUST SMILE AT YOU BUT DON'T BE SAD,
'CAUSE THAT'S MY DAD.

YOU CAN CATCH HIM DANCING IN THE DINING ROOM,
THE NURSES CHEER WITH AFFECTION,
HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT THE OUTSIDE WORLD,
OR THE DOOM AND GLOOM PROJECTION.,
THE ONLY PERSON THAT HE RECOGNIZES IS MY MOM,
BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHIN' 'BOUT HER SMILE THAT STILL, TURNS HIM
ON,
DRAWS A BLANK ABOUT THE LIFE THEY HAD,
YA THAT'S MY DAD.

WELL I REMEMBER BEING SCARED WHEN HE'D WALK IN A ROOM,
A POWER HE NO LONGER POSSESS,
BUT HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WITH THE BIGGEST BROOM,
CLEANING UP ALL OF MY MESSES.

LIKE A CANDLE'S FLAME WITHOUT OXYGEN,
THE LIGHT'S GETTIN' MUCH DIMMER,
'TILL THE LIGHT IS GONE, AND THE FAT LADY SINGS,
HE'LL CONTINUE TO SIMMER,
HE'S CRUISIN' UP AND DOWN THE HALLWAYS TRYIN' TO FIND A CLUE
TO SPARK A MEMORY OF ANYTHING HE, USED TO DO,
IT NO LONGER SEEMS TO MAKE HIM MAD,

SOLO

STILL A COCKY LITTLE ROOSTER AT, 93,
CAN'T REMEMBER WHY HE'S THERE IN THAT FACILITY,
DRAWS A BLANK ABOUT THE LIFE HE HAD,
HE'S STILL AROUND SO WE SHOULD BE GLAD,
IF IGNORANCE IS BLISS, THEN IT AIN'T SO BAD,
'YA, THAT'S MY DAD.

Song Length
3:23
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Glad, Moving

Subject Matter
Father

Language
English

Lyric Credits Martie Echito
Music Credits Martie Echito
Producer Credits Martie Echito
Publisher Credits Joy & Sorrow Music
Performance Credits Martie Echito-All instruments & Vocals