Story Behind The Song

This is kind of a "good karma" song for me. I was asked to help move some belongings out of an elderly couple's house as they moved to an assisted living complex. Walking into their basement was like stepping back in time! It looked like things hadn't changed since the 70's. And it inspired this song, which at first was going to be a fun look back at things from that era, but grew into something a lot more personal I think. The good karma part... I helped some people out and got a song out of it. I could have written another song with some of the images and items left out of this one, there were so many classic 70's things down there. Oh and even though I was scribbling lyrics, I swear I did move stuff!

Song Length 4:01 Genre Folk - Rock, Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood Heartbreaking, Poignant
Subject Loneliness Language English
Era 2000 and later


A little Burgundy
On a Laz-E-Boy
Jackson Browne on the hi-fi
For Everyman

A little leopard skin
Anywhere you look
Bowling trophies and Buddha at the bar

And then there's you
Calling down to me
Outside I'm alone
But down here
It's 1973

Neighbors come around
At the end of the week
Jackson 5 has us dancing
I Want You Back

Another record spins
Another memory
Polaroids of best friends at the bar

And then there's you
Hanging on to me
We're whirling around
In the basement
In 1973

A sip of Burgundy
On the Laz-E-Boy
Jackson Browne on a CD
The Next Voice You Hear

Faded leopard skin
Anywhere I look
Dusty trophies and Buddha still at the bar

But there's no you
Coming down to me
Outside I am old
But down here
It's still 1973

Lyrics Phil Ayoub and Tim Bradshaw Music Phil Ayoub
Producer Tim Bradshaw
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