Back To A Younger Me

Story Behind The Song

The Big Sur came out in recent conversation and reminded me of a wonderful time in California back in the early 70's. This got me looking back and realising just how lucky I have been in my life and my travels around the world, mainly though my military career. Canada is another love of mine, again through many military trips. Highlights include crossing the Rockies in October as winter was setting in and the vast Alberta prairies in the full heat of summer. Great to look back at a younger me and compare those times to present times.

Song Description

Memories of my youth compared to life today and my disappointment with present standards and situations.

Song Length 3:38 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Poignant Subject Life, Protest
Similar Artists Don Henley Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Back To A Younger Me
© Bob Bentley 2022

Key E
BPM 72
Time 03.32

Verse
I'm an old man - but my mind's still young and free
There's so much in the world now - that bothers me
I keep coming 'cross situations, I never thought I'd face
It's time I went daydreaming, off to a better place

Chorus
Early morning on the Big Sur,
Warm sunshine in my eyes
Highway 1 to Carmel Bay
California skies

Rocky Mountains of Alberta
The Northern lights from Calgary
I'm looking back at the good times
Back to a younger me.
I'm looking back at the good times
Back to a younger me.

Verse
I get a feeling of disappointment when I turn on the news
It seems to me there's too much power in the hands of just a few
They take us to war, they divide us up, they don't have to feel our pain
I think I've had my fill right now, so I'm going back again......

Bridge
I wanna go back to Woodstock, back in the hippie days
It would have been amazing there, just to drift away
A time when things were changing, it was a time of rock n roll
A time before the world began, to wear away my soul

Verse
I want to cast my mind back, to those days of love and peace
When no one tried to cancel you, or call the thought police
I wanna bring my family too, transport them back with me
To start again from those heady days, before the woke society

Chorus
Early morning on the Big Sur,
Warm sunshine in my eyes
Highway 1 to Carmel Bay
California skies

The Rocky Mountains of Alberta
The Northern lights from Calgary
I'm looking back at the good times
Back to a younger me.

Looking back at the good good times
Back at a younger me
Back at a younger me.

Copyright © Bob Bentley April 2022

Bob Bentley - Songwriter and Composer
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Lyrics Bob Bentley Music Bob Bentley
Producer Bob Bentley Performance Bob Bentley
This track is on 4 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
United Kingdom #5
Europe #6
England #3
Country - Americana #2
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