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Old Boyz


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BossHook

 Genre: Rock
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Fulvio Romano has become a musician brother to me across the pond between me in Chicago and he in Brindisi, Italy. He has immense writing, arrangement and of course performance talents.

He wrote this song and asked me to write some lyrics. He said the song felt to him like a nostalgic look at getting past the days of our youth but still feeling every bit as rebel rockers that we have tried to be all these years.

So here is "Old Boyz", the creation of my cugino Fulvio, with some words and spices added to the sauce by me.

You will hear a beautiful piece of wood and strings hand crafted by Fulvio's luthier - a PRS style custom made to sing in Fulvio's hands here.

The cover art is indeed a photo of Mr. Romano from his racing days. I was going to add a picture of me at 21 but because I am much more handsome I did not want to take the stage from my slightly older brother or he might beat me up. ;>


Fromano : Music, lead vocals, backing vocals, all instruments, production and mix.

BossHook : Lyrics, lead vocals, backing vocals.

Copyright 2008 Romano and LaMantia
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Lyrics
We were young once
Played the world with the strings in our hands
Never feeling it could ever end

Fulvio
We were young once
all our days were made of rock and roll
stolen kisses before the show

John - Fulvio
Now those days are gone
They won’t be left unsung
‘Cause old boys like you and me
Keep the memories alive and free

John
We still dream big
But we know that the real world is cruel
We still suffer all those doubt filled fools

John - Fulvio
And in the days to come
The Father’s Will be done
Cause old boys like you and me
Keep our hopes and dreams alive and free

Fulvio
But when the lights go dim and it’s time for heading home
we drive throught the night to a place we used to go
Funny how the years can change your face so much
without changing the way you feel when she holds you tight

John - Fulvio
So come on, brother
Shake it loose and let me see your soul
You ain’t too far gone to make it rock ‘n’ roll
Yes I can make you dance
I can still take you to that special place
Where the guitars romance and the drummer takes a chance
On taking you to the special place
And though the days are gone
They won’t be left unsung
‘Cause old boys like you and me
Keep the memories alive and free

But when the lights go dim and it’s time for heading home
we feel that every day we’ve spent hasn’t been lost
we still got so much to say to this deaf world
so let’s pick up our guitars
let the show go on

Guitar solo out

And though the days are gone
They won’t be left unsung
‘Cause old boys like you and me
Keep the memories alive and free
Song Stats
Hits: 2716
Comments: 16
Fans: 10
Plays: 73
Downloads: 93
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jun 04, 2008 - 08:46:04 AM
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008 - 09:45:30 AM Last Played: Oct 11, 2018 - 05:38:11 PM
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Comments
said 3814 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Great!
Great song, always a treat listening to your work. Fine vocal performing by both and an excellent music work. I love it!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
MarkHolbrook said 3814 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Crisp and really
clean! A great mix of a great song. The vocals simply shine in this!

Thanks to the both of you!
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said 3814 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Old Boyz
WOW you boyz Rock! What a beautiful memory the backing music and the harmornies are really really nice. Great vocals. Love this gorgous song. Love the lyrics. Superb.

Peace Dee.
lavalamp said 3814 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Nice work
You two did a tremendous job on this one. Congrats!

Cool and mellow.

LL
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EEFliess said 3813 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
WOW!!!!!
WOW, I love this, John!

this is really cool and beautiful
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fromano said 3813 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks, Boss
My brother John has a lot of good qualities, but one of them (modesty) sometimes pushes him to minimize his role, hehe.
The truth is : I had some chords and riffs, enough to make a decent backtrack, maybe.. then he took that embryonal work and transformed it into a real song. Sic et simpliciter, as romans would put it.
He is a gifted songwriter, musician and singer, and a very, very good man, and I'm honored to be considered a friend by him.
Thank you for your comments and kind words, mates.

Fulvio
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Feter said 3813 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Old Boyz
this is a cool classic my friend ..great colab
loved gthe guitar work here infront of a terrific
keys ..nice duet singin ..I m realy enjoyin this
thnx for sharin !!!!
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thetiler said 3813 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
nice tune
really good lyrics I think, fits quite nice with the music!

Like how the piano fits in so nicely with the other instruments.

Nice beats
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BossHook said 3813 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Oh well
I notice the pic did not load up there, but trust me it showed Fulvio when he was about to do something sinister and fun.
Scott Carmichael said 3813 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Hey John
yes no doubt Fulvio is a class act all around... I love it when I can identify your sound... if I was walking through a store or driving... I would recognise you here...

excellent writing job... subject a bit to close from this view.. a great emotional lift after Fulvio's section "when the lights go dim" nice vocal both of you ... no better than nice... really spot on pitch and emotion... the later more important... espesially on a song with this content...



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guitapick said 3812 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
You two...
...have created a fine song, together, here...

...time marches on...helps keep the spirit alive, tunes like these...

...thanks guys.
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lengold said 3811 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
This is a really
great song. I admire the music, lyrics, vocals and production. All done perfectly to my ears. Very pro sounding all round.
Cheers
Len


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richardhowardjones said 3810 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
GREAT
Every song you do sounds different but I can hear your touch straight off. Mille Grazie to Fulvio.
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Macaudion said 3809 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Aww yeah... the good stuff...
Man... You got it all goin on and, right, here! This is really a deeply soulful piece of goodness. It just made me feel good inside and out.

A mighty fine piece of music! A great addition to, well..., this would just make anything all better.

Thanks for bringing it, John. And another fat thanks for letting us take it with us. Macca
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VicDiesel said 3807 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Brothers
The two of you work together very well. Excellent song.


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guygrooves said 3766 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Beautiful song
Production writing and performance are all very good. This is a moving song. I enjoyed my listen very much. I could be warmer though, I found the mix digitally crisp, and the vocal was a little on the dry side at times. Great tune, you Old boyz should be proud of this.
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Name: John LaMantia
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist working at it since the age of 10. I have been fortunate to perform and record with some great writers and musicians along the way and now I enjoy seeing my kids also start down their own musical paths. This is a ... [see more]

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