Joe Stewart

Joe Stewart

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Country - Contemporary | Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 1,232   
Member Since: 2006
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Plays:

14

Song Description

Modern living is not all good where life is so fast that nobody has time for anyone else.

Story Behind the Song

How the lifestyle of a cowboy has changed from wide open spaces to city living. How nobody has time for him now but everyone looked after everyone else back in the old days.

Broadjam Member Reviews

beautiful feel to this song, poignant song about the end of the cowboy and the life that was. vocal performance is great and I love the voice. its rich, smooth and full of emotion. The piano underpins the track throughout and is well played and well placed in the mix, it does not over power and adds some nice add on counter melody, A good story, well told in a very traditional way

    - lost on foot

I loved your voice, you have a very nice tone in your voice. The lyrics told a story which makes country so special. You did a good job conveying the story in the song. This was a pretty song.

    - amy abernathy
Lyrics

Sign of The Times ©1999

Verse

Mountains, valleys and prairies, were the playgrounds of my youth.
My mommy and daddy had time for me, we were wealthy cos' we had a roof.
I spent all my days in the open air, I never seemed to have a dime.
But now just to get by from week to week, seems such an uphill climb.

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Chorus

It's a sign of the times that my life has changed the life of the cowboy has gone.
It's engines & gasoline not cattle drives with nothing to hang values on.
It's just a sign of the times.

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Verse

My friends in the old days were eagles and coyotes, when the Buffalo still roamed the plains.
We'd spend all our nights round an open fire, shooting tin cans and playing games.

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Chorus

It's a sign of the times that my life has changed the life of the cowboy has gone.
It's engines & gasoline not cattle drives with nothing to hang values on.
It's a sign of the times that we travel the world, before you know you've changed your time zone.
You spend hours in airports, planes and cars just to find that there's no place like home.
I miss those old times when we'd sit on the porch with neighbours and just shoot the breeze.
Now I'm a city boy and I'm getting old & nobody sees to my needs.
It's just a sign of the times.
It's just a sign of the times.
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Song Length
3:55
Genres
Country - Cowboy, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
History, Past, Change

Similar Artists
Clint Black, Tim Mcgraw
Language
English

Lyric Credits Joe Stewart
Music Credits Joe Stewart
Producer Credits John Taylor/Joe Stewart
Performance Credits John taylor