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This one goes out to anyone who's loaded up the gear and headed out for yet another round of four-setters.

Yeah, it's a country tune, so am I sometimes.

Almost called this one Self-Portrait but Dadai talked me out of it.

What else, oh yeah, I hate mixing.

The Band for this one:
Dadai: harmoica & backing vocals
jiguma: bass
Jim Bouchard: lap steel, Telecaster & backing vocals
snowdragon: Stratocaster, lead & backing vocals

thanks guys, for the help AND the patience
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Younger Days

By snowdragon


Well there's no fool like an old fool,
You'd think he would have learned this
As the years just simply went away
Narrow windows long since vanished
Behind their tattered curtains
And he's left with broken bits of younger days

Well he never did sing well enough
To call himself a singer
And his guitar was never something he'd display
But he always thought between the two
He'd make some decent wages
But that's just another dream of younger days

CHORUS
And in every cheap hotel from St. John's to Vancouver
A piece of his soul stains a dirty floor
And his dreams sit at the tables
At a loss for conversation
And nothing breaks the silence any more

Seems the only thing he's good at
Is pickin' up the pieces
He's learned it can be done in many ways
But sooner, or later
You reach the final chorus
And your pocket's only full of younger days

There's nothing left
But silence
Any more
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2006 - 02:16:29 PM
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thoddi said 4238 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
eeehaaaa
You guys did a great job:)
Cool country music, very authentic sound. You all blended your contributions good in here. Lovely harp tootin' Jack. That steady bass from down under lays a nice beat to move the feet along to.

First time I've heard a lap steel at this place, and its a good one. Could wish for more...

Great singing, and if the drums is programmed it's very well done.

I have to D/L this one straight away!

Congratulations on a great collab)
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snowdragon said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
eeehaaaa
Hey Thoddi, thanks man.

Strangely enough, SlimGirlFat and I were listening to a couple of your tunes
on her stream in Second Life about the time you were posting this. Weird eh?
One of these days you gotta teach me some of that "Viking Roots Music." :)

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jiguma said 4238 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Blast from the past!
Turned out nice Craig - love how it's come together.
Neil
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snowdragon said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Blast from the past!
Thanks Neil. Sorry it took so long. Finally got my head out of my ass.

And it's the bassline that brought it together :)

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charliechen said 4238 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
True to country
A sad little ditty that wears its country roots proudly. Great lyrics - wonderful imagery.

I'm on a bandwagon to promote good lyrics on this site. They are often overlooked. This set of words is quite wonderful.

Nice job.
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snowdragon said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
True to country
Very nice of you to say charlie. Any room left on that bandwagon? I'm with
you on that one :)


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said 4237 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Where did you get these...
ragged bandmates anyway? This a such a classic tune you put together
here, snow. Great slide ya got there Jim! And Neil, perfect bass.

Snow, sounds like you have been singing this one in every town in
Canada for the last 20 years... kinda your anthem.

OK, fellows pack up the equipment. We gotta make Calgary by
tomorrow afternoon. Dang, I wish we could afford some roadies.
snowdragon said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Where did you get these...
Good thing we got you to remember the schedule D. But don't worry, this old
Winnebago'll make it. We can stop for oil in Cold Lake and Edmonton. But see,
if you'd let me bring along those girls from Saskatoon, they would have
packed up the equipment.

Hey Neil, wake up Bouchard, it's his turn to drive.

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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
aclarke said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Brilliant!
Classic country bass line.. thought I was gonna get another rehash of
Elvira- LOL! Man, there just isn't enough country music around this place.

Snow- in my opinion your lyrical skills are under-rated and appreciated
around these parts.

Congrats to everyone in the band- a who's who of some of my favorite
MacJammers. Top notch all the way through, gents.
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snowdragon said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Brilliant!
lol, Elvira's up next Stump :)

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perceptualvortex said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Too good
Well, I've never been a fan of country music, but I did enjoy this tune; the performances are solid and the mix sounds about perfect to me. I like the great lyrics, which are much better than your average country song writing. This is about as good as collaborations get, with each musician adding just what's needed to polish the song. Great job guys!
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snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Too good
Thanks PV. Nice to get those nods from people who don't normally listen to
the genre.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Jim Bouchard said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
hehehe
I figured the lap steel would seal the deal in turning this into a country
tune! This was pretty easy to do. It was harder to send you the tracks than
it was to record them. You should have told me you hate mixing, I
would've done it, control freak that I am!

And I don't think you want a sleepy Bouchard at the wheel...Make sure we
pass a Starbucks and I'm ready to go, though!
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
hehehe
Sure thing Jim. You get all the mixing work from now on :)

And the lap steel really did seal the deal.

Starbucks? We're in Northern Alberta man. Tell you what tho, there's a Tim
Horton's in Cold Lake. We'll take a short detour and stop there. I could go for
a double-double and a couple of Canadian maples.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4237 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
mmm...
wonderful lyrics and imagery...so hearfelt in a very disheartening kind of way...the words are quite unsettling...perhaps jiguma, the educational psychologist, can enlighten us with some more hopeful words?....I had like to think that if one can pick up the pieces and understand how they all fit together, then you have seen the "bigger picture", which eludes us in those younger days...and for that, you are no fool...great collaboration and musicianship all around...4 guys reminiscing about younger days when you are really young at heart :-) (no wonder you guys are at a loss for conversation)
snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
mmm...
lol, thanks Mikki.

Should point out tho that while the rest of us may be at a loss for
conversation, it doesn't really apply to Dadai. Just write him a "hi, how are
you?" email and you'll see what I mean. :)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
rtcooper said 4236 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Technicolor and Panavision
Fabulous.

Simply Fabulous. I Can Not believe you were not in the same Studio to
Track this.

You may hate to Mix, but someone Nailed This one. Fine Performances,
to the man. Please Do consider a Follow-On piece here, Boys.

Top Regards,
Cooper
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snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Technicolor and Panavision
wow, thanks RT.

I guess it pays to surround yourself with good people eh?

Oh, and we were all in the same studio. It's the third door on the left past the
Chatroom. But you have to book well in advance, ziti's always hoggin' it :)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
buckhorn said 4236 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Great Song
I foung my self really relating to this song , although the only gear I've
ever packed up is construction tools. Kudos also for Jim Bouchard the
slide adds alot. Regards
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snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Great Song
You know buck, yours may have been the best compliment of all. To hear that
someone related to the song, using it as a metaphor for their own
experiences, well, to this hack songwriter, it just doesn't get any better than
that. Thanks for the comment man.

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
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Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4236 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Very solid number
Well done!

said 4236 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Very solid number
Well done!

snowdragon said 4235 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Very solid number
Thanks them. I think we're booked into a small place in Delta next week.
Maybe see you there :)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Warren Smith said 4217 days ago (April 3rd, 2006)
silence
So that's what that stain is on the floor.

The last line of the chorus is great - not only does it sum up the specific situation, but it also stands for the sum total of his life - that all of those dots he stopped at from coast to coast, when connected, end up flat-lining into silence. Whew - is there anything as lonely as a sad country song? I think you picked the right genre for these words.

This is a fine collaboration. It really does sound like you are all playing this song in the same room.
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apb said 4189 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
Great lyrics dude, voice and tune !

I thought I'd staggered onto Gordon Lightfoot !!

The lyrics are awesome .. I'd bet quite a few people can relate to that
round here ..

Impressive colab ..

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jie said 4182 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
younger daze
Enjoyed this. I can relate to the lyrics very well unfortunately. played in more pubs and clubs than I care to remember. good work Snow keep it up. Cheery
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sloparts said 2598 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Nice song, Snow
Something all us old timers can relate to, there is no doubt about that.
Great traditional Country back tracks, and the vocal that say you've been there make this song work.

Very cool song my friend.

Ed
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LisaHawbaker said 1584 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Younger Days
Love this! Nice lyrics:)
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say said 875 days ago (May 28th, 2015)
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What a treat hearing this by You four oldtimers ! Really enjoyed listening to this, such harmony in it great collab !! Thankyou & hope you four will do more one day : )
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