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    "Krammys Living Years"

    I started writing song lyrics when I joined my brothers band in 1979. It seemed my duty as the singer, and as my brother is an incredible musician we churned out a lot of stuff together.
    I was eventually asked to join another band and our co-writing ended. I carried on in my new band but it wasn't until a few years later that I learned to play the guitar and started writing my own stuff, none of which is spectacular I hasten to add. I know there are some other songwriters in here and maybe they can post some creations.
    These lyrics are from a song I wrote in 1993. Not the best I've ever written, but certainly the most personal, and a departure from the normal boy-meets-girl, falls-in-love, laments-lost-love themes of the genre.
    My mate who I recorded this with calls it "Krammys Living Years" but as I love "The Living Years" by Mike & the Mechanics, my offering is vastly inferior, but......it is mine. You'll have to make up your own tune

    SHED SOME LIGHT

    For you the Autumn leaves are fallin’
    Winter’s comin’ on
    Here I am just half your age
    Still walkin’ in the Summer sun
    No-one lives forever
    And every Winter ends
    Time’s runnin’ out but still it’s not
    Too late for us to make amends

    I watched you laying funeral flowers
    Bid a generation goodbye
    Had no time for the livin’
    And it made me wonder why
    Many years the war’s been over
    Nobody really won
    There are still so many things
    That dying’s gonna leave undone

    Come on tell me

    What was it really all about?
    Where did it go wrong ?
    Why is it that some people
    Just can’t seem to get along?
    Shed some light, shed some light
    You have all the answers
    That will tell me what I need to know
    Shed some light, won’t you shed some light?
    Tell me what I need to know

    I watch my kids grow up too fast
    We’re bonded in the heart
    No guilt or misunderstanding
    Keepin’ us apart
    My father and children are strangers
    Orbiting round the sun
    You live in your world, they live in mine
    Wonderin’ what they have done

    They keep askin’

    What was it really all about?
    Where did it go wrong ?
    Why is it that some people
    Just can’t seem to get along?
    Shed some light, shed some light
    You have all the answers
    That will tell me what I need to know
    Shed some light, won’t you shed some light?
    Tell me what I need to know
    Tell me what I need to know

    I have a home and family now
    And I’m a man these days
    Sometimes you catch me unawares
    And I see you in my ways
    You’re in my blood and in my head
    And in my life no more
    And I know that you will never come
    To knock upon my door

    I know that you will never come

    What was it really all about?
    Where did it go wrong ?
    Why is it that some people
    Just can’t seem to get along?
    Shed some light, shed some light
    You have all the answers
    That will tell me what I need to know
    Shed some light, shed some light
    Answers you can give will surely
    Tell me what I need to know
    Shed some light, shed some light

    Why do people have to fight?
    Won’t somebody shed some light?
    Please shed some light
    You see the boy and not the man
    Don’t you wonder who I am?
    Please shed some light
    Please shed some light
    Please shed some light

    Uncle Kram has left the building

    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN PUN

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    I like it a lot Unc. Put it to music and send it to me. Mmm ! Your not gonna get all that on a 30 second wav file. I'll be glad to accept a cd of your music portfolio


    psssssst Looking for a manager ?

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    Dang it that brought tears to this old gals eyes, very moving Kram I truly liked it.
    �You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�
    ― Mae West

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    I like it Unc...really moved me.
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    That's lovely, Unc.

    I was a big fan of Mike Rutherford too, I wonder whatever happened to him and his band. He got kind of overshadowed by that gloryhound Phil.

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    I see from the What are you listening to right now thread that Arnold is reacquainting himself with Mike & the Mechanics. Good choice. Not sure what the situation with them is these days. The superb tones of Paul Carrack can still be heard. He played locally a couple of weeks ago. The other singer, former Sad Cafe frontman, Paul Young, died a few years back. Not sure what Mr. Rutherford is up to now

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    Oh, that is such a lovely song, Unc'!

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    i REALLY like your lyrics Kram.

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    This was the 4th or 5th song I wrote on my own but despite that it's one of the better ones. Yeah I know.....peaked too early.
    I always remember being picked up to record this song, as I'd just had my car stolen and wrecked by some guy who'd escaped from jail.
    Many people have wrongly believed this song to be autobiographical, where the reality is that it traces the infidelity of one of my closest friends. I had to pass it off as fiction, as to defend myself by naming names would have been contrary to my code of loyalty.
    The funny thing is that this is a song my friend really likes, but I don't think he sees himself as the main protagonist. That always makes me smile.

    THE ROMANCE OF THE CRIME

    Drivin’ home last night
    I caught your scent on my fingertips
    I remembered your crisp white sheets and
    I remembered your soft red lips and
    I remembered back at home
    A woman who would not understand
    That this was something
    Neither of us planned

    We both know it’s not for real
    But still we lie here anyway
    We’re together but alone
    In this game we should be tryin’ not to play
    There are homes and there are families
    There are lives we don’t wanna tear apart
    Sometimes we wonder
    How it ever got this far

    I know
    We’re givin’ and we’re takin’
    But this aint love we’re makin’
    For now we love
    The romance of the crime

    There are people in our lives
    People that we don’t wanna lose
    So there are no ultimatums
    Forcing either one of us to choose
    An unspoken understanding
    Won’t let us be too demanding
    In stolen moments
    As the world outside goes rushing by

    I know
    We’re givin’ and we’re takin’
    But this aint love we’re makin’
    For now we love
    The romance of the crime

    Soon enough there’ll come a day
    A day when we won’t have to live a lie
    Soon enough there’ll come a day
    A day when we will have to say goodbye
    Say goodbye
    Goodbye

    A move is on the cards now
    A move that’s gonna take me far away
    Soon it will be over
    Soon we will be callin’ it a day
    You’ve never said you love me
    I’ve never said that I love you
    But without each other
    What we gonna do?

    I know
    We’re givin’ and we’re takin’
    But this aint love we’re makin’
    For now we love
    The romance of the crime
    I know
    We’re givin’ and we’re takin’
    But this aint love we’re makin’
    We’re givin’ and we’re takin’
    But this aint love we’re makin’
    For now we love
    The romance of the crime

    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN PUN

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