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The Trade

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: JD Carroll
Music Credits: JD Carroll
Producer Credits: JD Carroll
Publisher Credits: Creative Ventures Music, Inc.
Performance Credits: Sally Elsey, JD Carroll
Label Credits: Creative Ventures Music
Description
Short Song Description:
A girl pines for an old friend/lover.
Long Song Description:
I was aiming for that wistful, quiet, rainy day, moment of reflection when we think of past lovers and friends and what might have happened.
Story Behind the Song:
This song sat on my shelf for a long time. I heard the incomperable Sally Elsey do a couple of numbers when she was working with engineer extrodinare, starscreamsrevenge(both Broadjamers) and thought she would do a great job on this tune. She did. Great lead vocal and she added beautiful, tight harmonies to round out the whole package. Michael on drums, Byron on bass, I did the 12 strings, Miles on the keys. Fine job by all.
Metadata
Song Length:
3:11
Primary Genre:
Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre:
Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Lost Love
Subject Matter 2:
Heartbreak
Mood 1:
Heartbreaking
Mood 2:
Moving
Similar Artist 1:
Linda Ronstadt
Similar Artist 2:
Amy Grant
Language:
English
Lyrics
The Trade

© J. D. Carroll
Creative Ventures Music, Inc.


He really wasn't all that bad looking.
Everybody said he was going to make it someday.
Someday.

The first time I got to look at him
we were both too young to say
"What about tomorrow?"
What about today?

I always found him to be quite amusing
and he would always play his part.
Then one day he turned and said to me,
"Forget about my smile, what about my heart.
What about my heart."

So we made a sort of promise.
And I guess he really thought it was true.
Was true.

I never thought that I would ever say this
Now I wish I kept that promise too.
Kept that promise too.

We never spoke much of the times that we made it
and I always said that we would part.
But how was I to know that I traded

That easy smile for my heart.
Your easy smile for my heart.