Chuck Williams

Chuck Williams

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Folk - Rock | Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States
Total Song Plays: 18   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

This is a song that speaks to living life to it's fullest while you can. So often people find out to late that their presence will be unnoticed. So it says that you shoud sew some seeds that you can look back upon in your older years that says I have made a contribution, left a legacy.

Story Behind the Song

The title line came from a qoute in the newspaper, the song then just poured out of me. It is in part about a friend of mine and has a bit of myself in there as well.


Smart to Late, Old to Soon


I knew a man who knew, all there was to know,
Wouldn?t follow no one, kept no one in tow,
Had no idea, what? he was really doing,
He was smart to late, and old to soon.
Had many opinions, spoke them all but one,
Lived a short life, and he had little fun,
Took his shots along the way, and he licked his own wounds,
He was, smart to late, and old to soon.

His friends had said, only a few Friday nights remain,
You must go enjoy them, if you want to stay sane,
So now he finds himself, in his life?s own June.
He got smart to late and old to soon.
Throughout his life there were seeds to sow,
Something to look back upon, that would grow and grow.
But the only thing he left, is written in this tune,
He was, smart to late and old to soon.

So time walked on by, teaching lessons as it will,
He stood fast day to day, never getting his fill,
Never had a true love, solitary as the moon,
He was smart to late, and old to soon.
And in his waning years, there was shortness of breath,
A sad sign to all who had, feared this mans death.
Though his spirit rose in the sky, like a hot air balloon,
He got, smart to late and old to soon.
He was, smart to late and old to soon.

Harmonica,?fade out

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Similar Artist
Neil Young
2000 and later

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