Randy Green - Randy's Recording Studio                  - for the artist -

Randy Green - Randy's Recording Studio - for the artist -

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Total Song Plays: 417   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

85

Song Description

The writer bets that the listener has forgotten who they really are.

Story Behind the Song

This song came to me in a dream. I watched some snotty "New Age" guy sing it, and it was just fascinating. I could only remember the first line of the first verse and the first line of the chorus when I woke up, and I filled in the blanks.

Lyrics

Well it's time for a look at those old home movies
You go back to when you were free from your duties
It's an optical spectacle made for your eyes
And a hole for your soul to go down as it dies

You can't let yourself dream if you've gotta make a living
It'll mess you up bad, it'll take all you are giving
You can try to pretend that you're somebody cool
Who has everything they want including the pool

I go down by the school at the start of September
And the smell in the air helps me start to remember
All the things that I loved long before when I was part
Of the whole like I gave up to be someone smart
But it hardened my heart

To the things that are simple and free and forgotten
To just suck on the straw when you get to the bottom
To be dumb as a rock and to feel all brand new
To be simple and free, and to know who is you
Yeah, to know who is you

(Repeats not noted)
-R.L. Green, 1999

Song Length
4:12
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Life, Change

Similar Artists
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen
Language
Spanish
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Randy Green
Music Credits Randy Green
Producer Credits Robert J. Conaway
Publisher Credits Porch String Music ASCAP / PopBomb Music BMI
Performance Credits Robert J. Conaway (guitar, vocals) and 8 supporting musicians
Label Credits PopBomb Records