J.D. Carroll

J.D. Carroll

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Folk - Contemporary | Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,666   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 10/22/2020

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Song Description

This is a monologue from a bartender directed to a patron who has just come back after about a year or so. The barkeep speaks in typical cliches and asks a philosphical question in true bartender's style at the end.

Story Behind the Song

I tried to draw a scene here using the only the bartender's monologue as the canvas. I purposely had him talk in cliches but drop a little bit of wry wisdom in at the end.


Times to Remember, Times to Forget ©J.D. Carroll Creative Ventures Music

?Well hello, you?re looking awfully nice
I haven?t seen you ?round here in quite some time.
You say you took some of my advice.
Well, it must have been good ?cause you?re sure looking fine.

But, to be completely honest, I can?t recall that conversation.
You see, they?re all the same to me, obvious history,
with no relation to why you?d gone.

Oh sure, things have changed
but, the more they change the more they stay the same.
His type will always remain
he?s like a river who makes fun of the rain.

But, all in all, things are better than before, no use complaining.
Although, I was a bit surprised to hear you?d compromised
without explaining how wrong they were.

I think she?s still in town
but she doesn?t come around here much anymore.
Oh, I?m sure she was mighty let down
sometimes the medicine is worse than the cure.

Aw but, how long has it been? A year, then again, maybe longer.
Life keeps rolling on, it?s here and then it?s gone,
it make you wonder,
What Times to Remember, What Times to Forget.?

Song Length
Folk - General, Pop - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Diplomatic, Sociable

Subject Matter
Philosophy, Judgement


Lyric Credits J.D. Carroll
Music Credits J.D. Carroll
Producer Credits J.D. Carroll
Publisher Credits Creative Ventures Music
Performance Credits Douglas, Chuck & Larry
Label Credits Creative Ventures