Couldn't Find The Time

Couldn't Find The Time

JWHanberry's picture



Liner Notes: 

This one came pretty quickly. Sounds sort of like real life. Someday I might add some reso to it if I can find the time.

Guitars: Guild D-25
Note: Skirmish: 1 hour to write and record


Couldn't Find The Time

Woke up and did my chores
Finished them and did some more
Next thing I looked around and it was late
I felt beat when I got through
So much I had planned to do
Guess all that I had in mind
Is gonna have to wait.

I been lookin' everywhere
I can taste it in the air
So once again I'm gonna make the climb
I can muster up the will
But then the stone rolls down the hill
I've had my fill of lookin'
I just could not find the time.

Seems like there's no time for fun
Day is over 'fore it's begun
Life I want's a dream stuck in my head
Every day goes by so fast
Present turnin' into past
I wish that I could hit the brakes
And roll on slow instead.

Vs Gtr

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pearlmanhattan's picture

I love your playing. Classic and beautiful, well written. Good skirmish.

metalfoot's picture

I like the plaintive tone to the chorus-- the Sisyphean task of trying to make headway with the stone of time...
Great skirmish work!

nancyrost's picture

This is really well put together. Nice chord choices that really move the ideas along, especially in the chorus.

OdilonGreen's picture

Nicely philosophical feel, with a very comfortable, folksy vibe that is completely relaxing (even as it bemoans how short of time we all are). This would be great for an afternoon walk through the woods, or maybe around a campfire. Well done indeed!

Glad you could find the time. Nice guitar and lyrics really well done in the time. A story of real life. Such as it is!

yam655's picture

This is really nice. It feels really solid and polished. The fact that you did this with a one-take skirmish shows the mastery of your craft.

Klaus's picture

To me melody and chords sounds like a big ballad from the 70s with a classic mainstream feel or like a song from a musical. I hear Rhodes piano and strings, you know what I'm talking about. The regret in the lyrics is more country as also is the guitar solo and your singing. It's a great song and I can totally relate to the theme.