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Times to Remember Times to Forget

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: J.D. Carroll
Music Credits: J.D. Carroll
Producer Credits: J.D. Carroll
Publisher Credits: Creative Ventures Music
Performance Credits: Douglas, Chuck & Larry
Label Credits: Creative Ventures
Description
Short Song Description:
A monologue from a bartender.
Long Song Description:
This is a monologue from a bartender directed to a patron who has just come back after about a year or so. The barkeep speaks in typical cliches and asks a philosphical question in true bartender's style at the end.
Story Behind the Song:
I tried to draw a scene here using the only the bartender's monologue as the canvas. I purposely had him talk in cliches but drop a little bit of wry wisdom in at the end.
Metadata
Song Length:
3:04
Primary Genre:
Folk-General
Secondary Genre:
Pop-General
Tempo:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Philosophy
Subject Matter 2:
Judgement
Mood 1:
Diplomatic
Mood 2:
Sociable
Language:
English
Lyrics
Times to Remember, Times to Forget ©J.D. Carroll Creative Ventures Music

?Well hello, you?re looking awfully nice
I haven?t seen you ?round here in quite some time.
You say you took some of my advice.
Well, it must have been good ?cause you?re sure looking fine.

But, to be completely honest, I can?t recall that conversation.
You see, they?re all the same to me, obvious history,
with no relation to why you?d gone.

Oh sure, things have changed
but, the more they change the more they stay the same.
His type will always remain
he?s like a river who makes fun of the rain.

But, all in all, things are better than before, no use complaining.
Although, I was a bit surprised to hear you?d compromised
without explaining how wrong they were.

I think she?s still in town
but she doesn?t come around here much anymore.
Oh, I?m sure she was mighty let down
sometimes the medicine is worse than the cure.

Aw but, how long has it been? A year, then again, maybe longer.
Life keeps rolling on, it?s here and then it?s gone,
it make you wonder,
What Times to Remember, What Times to Forget.?