A Bad Time For A Good Memory

A Bad Time For A Good Memory

tcelliott's picture
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I went through a couple of titles before this one hit and I really like it. To the prompt "good times" which is one of the (almost) Daily Writing Prompts over on FB and Twitter if you want more prompts to write to.

Lyrics: 

I keep staring at the bar
Don't need to raise my head
To know you're walking in with him
I can hear the cheerful smiles
Laughs at what you said
I don't wanna go through this again

We had some good times
Yeah, we had a happy life
I wish I could smile
But I realize
This is a bad time for a good memory

So I stare at my bottle of beer
Hoping you won't say hello
It's not a good day to reminisce
I don't want to see you happy with him
I wish you'd both just go
Don't remind me about the things I miss

We had some good times
Yeah, we had a happy life
I wish I could smile
But I realize
This is a bad time for a good memory

We had some good times
Yeah, we had a happy life
I wish I could smile
But I realize
This is a bad time for a good memory
This is a bad time for a good memory



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Comments

ductapeguy's picture

So incredibly bittersweet, and also bitter, and also sweet. The hook line is massive "This is a bad time for a good memory."
Well done.

Adnama17's picture

Oh man, what a bummer of a context. I can feel his sadness in the chords you picked and the melody. We've all seen this guy in a bar. Ya gotta feel for him.
If you worked this up more, and I think you should, I wouldn't add much. Sparseness would add to the melancholy feel.
That is a killer hook though. Remembering what used to be and how much you miss it will drive you insane though. This I know full well. Sigh...

kahlo2013's picture

That is a great hook/sentiment - I really like that “this is a bad time for a good memory” . Love how the story evolves so honestly and intimately. The music delivery is absolutely perfect!

oneslowtyper's picture

That is by far one of the BEST hooks for 50/90 this year... I don't even have to repeat the line, since it was mentioned repeatedly, above. You sure know how to make someone feel sorry for a guy, TC!

Amanda West's picture

Never heard you do country before ! I LOVE this genre for you - perfect together Smile
Great title too, very memorable.

cindyrella's picture

This blows me away! So bittersweet and phenomenal in every way!

Cicpisces's picture

Great hook. Country suits you big time. Love the story telling. I feel like an observer in the bar. And also inside the man's feelings. Really nice skirmish work. So impressive.