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It Can't Last


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alan_

 Genre: Country-Western
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This is a song idea I got from a Dear Abby column. It seems people were writing in about getting married young, and this one woman wrote in about how all there friends told them their marriage wouldn't last because they were getting married too young. So on each anniversary they celebrated by toasting each other and saying "It Can't Last". Of course the marriage did last for more than fifty years. I thought it was kind of inspirational and so this is the song I wrote for their story. If I were to produce this song I think I'd like to hear a woman singing it. Tell me what you think? Alan
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It Canít Last


Verse 1
At seventeen she knew that he was the one

He was nineteen and her hopes and dreams all in one

Everyone tried to warn them, youíre taking a real big chance

What can two young kids know about real romance


Chorus
It canít last, youíre much too young

There are too many things you havenít seen or done

And donít you know, youíre moving too fast

You think this will go on forever, but it canítlast


Verse 2
Their first few years had the usual ups and downs

Driving used cars, working two jobs out of town

Raised two girls and a boy, and on each anniversary day

Toasted their love with the words friends used to say


Chorus


Bridge
After 50 years together in honor of their wedding day

They renewed their vows to each other, and were heard to say


Chorus
We fell in love when we were young

And together thereís so many things weíve seen and done

And we both know, life is moving too fast

We want this goes on forever, but it canít last



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Uploaded: Jun 15, 2009 - 03:55:38 PM
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2009 - 03:55:38 PM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 09:05:45 PM
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sloparts said 3083 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
What a great song, Alan
Traditional Country styling works perfectly for this song, and you vocal is wonderful on it. The band sonds great, the music fits it, and overall I'd say you have a winner here. Great story, great music, great singing my friend.

Ed
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alan_ said 3082 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Ed
Thanks, Coming from a fellow Country music writer, I appreciate your kind words.

Alan
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sloparts said 3083 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hey, I was first
Whoo hooo
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michaeljayklein said 3083 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Wonderful!
Your song says so much--a whole lifetime in several verses. Well written and well delivered and I'm very glad to meet your music Alan! Thanks again! Michael
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alan_ said 3082 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Michael
Very kind of you to drop by for a listen. I want to be sure and check out some of your other songs as I get the time. Sweet Lorraine is so well done.

Alan
Check out my latest song called It Can't Last
Feter said 3083 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
It Can't Last
Another classic Alan ... I m just so happy how such song came along through out
a true life experience from friends and life ...what deeper than that ? ..kudos
the production the vocal the arrangement ...just outstanding ...thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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alan_ said 3082 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Feter
How do you do it? You must visit just about everyone's song and always leave a positive message. You are really something else my friend. Thanks for your kind words.

Alan
Check out my latest song called It Can't Last
mowguy3 said 3082 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Way to tell a story.
Very nice song and well put togeather. And what a voice, fine singing. Very enjoyable listen. thanks.
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alan_ said 3081 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
mowguy3
Thank you. You are very kind in you assessment.

Alan
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richardhowardjones said 3074 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
NICE STORY
Alan. Simplicity itself. Which is the whole point of country.
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alan_ said 3074 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Richard
Thanks for coming by for a listen. I appreciate your comments. I'll be listening to The Next Train soon.

Alan
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chestnut said 3048 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Brilliant!
What a super song! A great story well told in words and music tastefully arranged. Your voice is just right too. Many thanks. I'll be returning to this often.
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Moviz said 3037 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
An excellent
set of lyrics set in a great Country song and a great performance all round, regards M
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FlorryMcCarthy said 2659 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
I love it
Excellent arrangement. Tis modern country without being that pop country shit we hear all to often. Got a lot of the great Glen Campbell vibe going on in there Excellent.
If I'd one tiny criticism to add is I'd compress the vocal a toutch and put a little hi freq or a bit of reverb on. But tis difficult to mix ones own vocal
Excellent work more polished than anything I've ever done.
Thanx for sharing
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Name: Alan Hesse
Location: Sioux City Iowa United States
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Come from a musical family. Started playing drums in my Dad's band when I was 12 way more years ago than I want to say. Was the leader of a 10 piece band for several years. I am a self taught guitar player and am learning the keyboard now. Back i... [see more]

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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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