J.D. Carroll

J.D. Carroll

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Folk - Contemporary | Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

This is a James Dean, Marilyn Monroe type tale for your listening entertainment.. It runs a little long but I had to tell the story. Hang in there.

Story Behind the Song

I tried to draw a picture for you and develop some characters in six minutes.

Lyrics

He was sittin' at the counter
of a broken down diner
drinkin' coffee that was blacker than black.
The neon sign was arcin'
the waitress was a whiner
the cook had a cigarette hack.
"What dragged you into our corner of hell?"
She griped as she refilled his cup.
He looked over the brim, gave a narrow grin
and said, "I just stopped by to see what was up."
"I sure you won't recognize me
My clothes have changed, I know.
But I used to come to this place after the show
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."
"I used to come here after the show
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."

The jukebox started playing
as she walked through the door.
A song about a long-legged babe.
Everyone was watching
as she moved across the floor.
High maintenance was her stock and trade.
"Give me the best you've got and make a quick,
I don't like to wait."
She looked down the counter at the coffee cup
And said, "Oh it's you, I can't believe you're straight."
"Do you know her?" the waitress gasped,
Coffee Cup let no emotion show.
"She's just a girl I used to know
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."
"She's just a girl I used to know
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."

Not much conversation.
Nothing to be said.
Someone cracked an off-color joke.
High Maintenance was laughing.
Coffee shook his head.
But everyone was listening when he spoke,
"I can laugh at our former situation,
I'm glad that you can too.
It would be sad if we forgot about what we had
"Cause I know I'll never forget about you."
"I remember the night we broke up
You said you wanted to fly solo.
Well, it seems you haven't flown very far
From a Couple of Lifetimes Ago.
It seems you haven't flown very for
From a Couple of Lifetimes Ago."

The pause went on forever
The cook prepared her order
He turned and said, quite perturbed,
"You two were burnin' something
when you danced along the border
of the real and the really disturbed.
Now you're like two icebergs floating in the ocean
Only touching when you collide.
"Is it a crime?" the waitress whined
It's just sad." the cook replied.
Coffee Cup stood up, payed his check.
High Maintenance said as he turned to go,
"You want to pick up where we left off
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago?"
"You feel like picking up where we left off
A Couple of Lifetimes Ago?"

Coffe Cup was leaving
with no thought of revival
When he stopped, turned to her and said,
"What makes you think
we'd have a chance at survival
More likely one of us would end up dead."
"You two are both dying anyway." said the cook
As he lit up a smoke.
"You should chill and give us all a thrill,
push it all in and go for broke."
"We can't do that," said Coffe Cup,
"Although, I'm sure you'd all love the show,
I've grown too young for that heart attack
from A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."
"I've grown too young for that heart attack
from A Couple of Lifetimes Ago."

Life rolls like a highway.
Crossraids come along.
You have to choose which ones you take
And if they are right or they are wrong.

You have to choose which ones you take
And if they are right or they are wrong.


Song Length
6:08
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Dysfunctional Relations, Philosophy

Similar Artists
Bob Dylan, Paul Simon
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits JD Carroll
Music Credits JD Carroll
Producer Credits JD Carroll
Publisher Credits Creative Ventures Music
Performance Credits JD Carroll
Label Credits Creative Ventures Music