Bob Birthisel

Bob Birthisel

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Country - Rock | Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 975   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: 11/29/2020
   Sounds Like: John Mayer, The Eagles

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22

Song Description

Poignant and reflective ballad featuring only piano and male vocal, about realizing that even as you age you remain the same person inside. The heartfelt message is don't let other peoples' expectations dictate who you are or how you live.

Story Behind the Song

Acoustic ballad about coming to grips with aging, realizing you're still the same person inside regardless of the passing of time.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

nice rich recording. Vocals are right in the pocket and the piano work is very nice - the song's melody and chord structure work well together and I really loved the breakdown piano coda at the end - very nice!

    - paul sandberg

I like it when a melody moves and develops in interesting ways. This one does, with some conventional passages followed by an unusual chord, rhythm change up. Very nice. What a fine voice the singer has too. The song doesn't have a lot of range, or require high notes that I noticed, but this singer is blessed with a very nice set of pipes. Bit of Carole King feel in the piano support.

    - CW Mullins
Lyrics

Getting older, now responsibilities are on my shoulder.
Funny how I never noticed them before.
In my younger days, I was lucky things fell into place for me.
I had what I called home and security.
Now I'm older, feeling like a battle-weary soldier with nowhere else to go.
The wars have all been won or lost so long ago.


Old man, young man, you're both the same.
Sometimes I'm a very old man, playing a young man's game.
When I think about the time we waster: ain't it a shame?

When you're older, people seem to think you've got your thoughts in order.
But as for me, I haven't found a master plan.
I'd be just as happy if I never did grow up at all!
That would suit me fine. But now my only enemy is time.

Old man, young man, you're both the same.
Sometimes I'm a very old man, playing a young man's game.
When I think about the time we waster: ain't it a shame?
Old man, young man - you're both the same.
Lord, you're both the same!

Song Length
3:31
Genres
Rock - Easy Listening, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Relaxed

Subject Matter
Age, Aging, Philosophy

Similar Artists
Elton John, Lionel Richie
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Music Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Producer Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Publisher Credits Worldwide Birthisel Publishing (ASCAP)