The Older You Get

The Older You Get

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WHEN: Monday Skirmish September 6,2021 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 2pm CT, 12noon PDT

THEME/TITLE: Time Travel

TAGS: skirmish, songskirmish, s090621, feast, time travel
WHAT: We will have a one hour skirmish to write to a prompt.*
HOST: @wacha

Another one I had trouble starting, took me about 15 minutes to get in the swing of things! "The older you get the fast it goes" is something my Gramma Gordon used to say a lot - she was a very together lady all the way to almost 101 and was full of simple wisom.

Lyrics: 

V1:
Time travels way too fast
Mind trips to the distant past
Work so hard to stay in the now
Stay out of the future's way somehow

The tick and tock of that doggone clock
So many doors and each has a lock
With stories future, stories past
One of them will be the last

CH:
The Older You Get
The faster it goes
You can't put on the brakes
Everyone knows
Enjoy the moments as they fly by
It's never ever too late to try
With luck you'll be a little wiser
The Older You Get
The Older You Get

V2:
Now you've done it gone too far
Got yourself a fancy car
Tryin' to build a time machine
Like you read about in that magazine

Hate to tell ya, but it won't fly
Life's a journey, that's no lie
Ain't no way to crack the code
The only way is down that road

CH:
The Older You Get
The faster it goes
You can't put on the brakes
Everyone knows
Enjoy the moments as they fly by
It's never ever too late to try
With luck you'll be a little wiser
The Older You Get
The Older You Get



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coolparadiso's picture

I like tick and tock etc. Nice harmonies again. It indeed rushes by! Some real truths here! Nice.

vivalarayna's picture

Simple wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless! Time does seem to travel way too fast and I like how you've incorporated that "traveling of time" here. Nice harmonies and good beat that didn't feel too rushed or slow. The second half of V1 and first half of V2 really stood out to me.

Jibbidy34's picture

Another great song! Really digging your guitar playing style. Fab skirmish. This is a great message and something we all go through. I was telling son this very thing yesterday.

Roddy's picture

Very fine guitar and vocals. This is very impressive especially for a one hour skirmish. So many good lines in the lyrics' I like the the 'you can't put on the brakes' line in particular.

cindyrella's picture

Oh how true this one is! Super chorus and love the guitar and great vocals too!

Sunfire's picture

Very enjoyable to listen to. A lot of truth in what you sing about,

kahlo's picture

I can totally relate to this awesome lyric! I love the groove and great guitar riff you have with this song. The chorus is phenomenal and delivered perfectly. Great take on the prompt!

cts's picture

No truer words can be said (sung). Your delivery makes this easier to take in (LOL). Perhaps getting older ain't so bad after all if one would simply follow the sage advice within your lyrics. Nice work on the skirmish!

musicsongwriter's picture

Amazing take on the prompt. A pleasure to listen to. Love the lyrics, music, harmonies. Very beautiful listen.

wacha's picture

I love your take on the prompt. That guitar riff you are playing is super catchy and you get those lyrics out so quickly. I like the message in this one a lot, another solid skirmish!