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Good Old Days

Brian Blevins

May 14, 2017

Genre: Country

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I wrote this song as sort of a biography of my dad. I wanted it to sound like something he would have stumbled over to play on the jukebox in an old bar called Faye's Den he used to haunt.






It is a song about a drunk who knows he is a drunk, is at the mercy of alcoholism and wishes it was all over ( ie. he was dead).





This song would never get cut. "Nobody would buy that morbid SOB."





It was written cuz I have to write and this happened.




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Jeffrey. J. Duplechain

Don’t like it:

May 18, 2017

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Brian Blevins

thanks Jeffrey.  i am not a big fan of it either smile i just wrote it to get it done since it was something i started.

prob 40 years too late.

May 18, 2017

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Jeffrey. J. Duplechain

Well you know Brian they say write for the trash can because not all songs are going to great or even good.Just a word of advice Brian,if you are going to sing the songs you write it might help with some singing lessons.I myself am doing lessons because you never want to stop learning.

May 21, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

I’ll say this much Brian… you produce some great soundtracks! Even the steel player hit some drunken notes that were very interesting. My father too was an alcoholic and even died taking his last drink. But he was a much loved man even with his disease. This is a tribute in an odd way to your dad. But it was his disease, really not who he was… to be fair about it. If you even want a decent vocal on it, it is in my key and you could email me the mp3 soundtrack and I could sing it without the drunkeness. No charge… just one songwriter to another. Good job.

May 27, 2017

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Brian Blevins

Wow Thanks Robert.

I am playing everything on all of my tracks.  Well except drums.  I had to program those. 

I wanted some pedal steel in my songs.so I bought an old MSA D10 and taught myself how to play it. 
Same with violin, mandolin, and a few other instruments.  I want to get a Dobro soon.  My main instrument is guitar.

I have family in town this weekend but I would take you up on your offer to sing it.  I can do a lot of things but singing is just not something I can do well.  I have tried.

I will contact you next week.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
Brian

May 27, 2017

Robert Lloyd

Holy cow Brian… you make great soundtracks and especially playing everything yourself. I play guitar and some keyboard that I use to put piano, strings, horns, etc in and I have found this saved me and enabled me to continue to put out my music without going bankrupt in the usual demo process. Sounds like you have done the same. Yeah, send me the sound track via mp3 and I will lay down a vocal and see what happens.

May 28, 2017

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Jeffrey. J. Duplechain

Don’t like it:

May 18, 2017

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Brian Blevins

thanks Jeffrey.  i am not a big fan of it either smile i just wrote it to get it done since it was something i started.

prob 40 years too late.

May 18, 2017

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Jeffrey. J. Duplechain

Well you know Brian they say write for the trash can because not all songs are going to great or even good.Just a word of advice Brian,if you are going to sing the songs you write it might help with some singing lessons.I myself am doing lessons because you never want to stop learning.

May 21, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

I’ll say this much Brian… you produce some great soundtracks! Even the steel player hit some drunken notes that were very interesting. My father too was an alcoholic and even died taking his last drink. But he was a much loved man even with his disease. This is a tribute in an odd way to your dad. But it was his disease, really not who he was… to be fair about it. If you even want a decent vocal on it, it is in my key and you could email me the mp3 soundtrack and I could sing it without the drunkeness. No charge… just one songwriter to another. Good job.

May 27, 2017

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Brian Blevins

Wow Thanks Robert.

I am playing everything on all of my tracks.  Well except drums.  I had to program those. 

I wanted some pedal steel in my songs.so I bought an old MSA D10 and taught myself how to play it. 
Same with violin, mandolin, and a few other instruments.  I want to get a Dobro soon.  My main instrument is guitar.

I have family in town this weekend but I would take you up on your offer to sing it.  I can do a lot of things but singing is just not something I can do well.  I have tried.

I will contact you next week.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
Brian

May 27, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Holy cow Brian… you make great soundtracks and especially playing everything yourself. I play guitar and some keyboard that I use to put piano, strings, horns, etc in and I have found this saved me and enabled me to continue to put out my music without going bankrupt in the usual demo process. Sounds like you have done the same. Yeah, send me the sound track via mp3 and I will lay down a vocal and see what happens.

May 28, 2017


Good Ole Days

Maybe I could have shown
my love a little more
that white house she wanted
the diamond ring she waited for

And maybe I should have known
she'd grow tired of my drinkin' ways
alone tonight
I celebrate those Good Ole Days

Good Ole Days are what brought me
to where I am tonight
What started as good times
took over my whole life
Good Ole Days are what got me
a heart i cannot mend
oh-oh when will
these Good Ole days end?

PSG Solo

Perhaps it's best she left me
to waste away in tears
crying eyes might heal the heartache
I've tried to drown throughout the years

But even if she, if she'd kept me
I'd make the same mistake
again tonight
I celebrate those Good Ole Days

Good Ole Days are what brought me
to where I am tonight
What started as good times
took over my whole life
Good Ole Days all they got me
is a heart i cannot mend
oh-oh when will
these Good Ole days end?

on this bar stool's
where I'll be until then

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