Younger Days

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I've been thinking 'bout my younger days
There was magic back then
Hendrix pumping out some "Purple Haze"
The music filled up the air
You and I we would sit for hours
Listening to our favorite songs
Side by side on a piano bench
Harmonizing all night long
And I would stare into your cool blue eyes
And play my guitar just for you
The lyrics teaching us of love and war
Of freedom peace and feeling the blues
We believed it we were young and green
Hopelessly in love with the idea
Of brining back something that the world had lost
A purpose that seemed so real.

I've been thinking 'bout my younger days
The guys I hung with and my band
Playing dances after football games
The lights and music were grand
We were so happy being on the stage
Playing our music for the crowd
It lifted us above the masses
Made us seem different somehow
But really we were just like everyone else
Soaring on the clouds of our youth
Socially conscious in a carefree way
Defined us in a way we didn't understand
A generation standing on its own
Marching together facing down the man
Always marching in tune

Oh the purity of truth, we believed it in our youth
Oh the sanctity of love, freely given like the stars above

I've been thinking 'bout my younger days
Life was simpler back then
I didn't believe it at the time
But looking back it all becomes clear
I don't believe there's much that I would change
Maybe a memory or two
But really nothing too material
A little tweaking would do
'Cause who we were then has a lot to do
With who we are today
I kinda like myself the way I am
And that's a good thing to say
Sure I can improve a little here and there
I believe that it's true
But thank the Lord that I can still recall
The boy I was in my youth.

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from Ordinary Life, released December 23, 2016
Larry Sims - Vocals, guitar, piano
Brandt Sims - Bass, drums
Written by Larry Sims
Produced by Brandt Sims, Wicketsmusik Recording
2016

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