Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

When We Were Young


by

jfisenne

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
Just a song about growing up years ago in what seemed a more carefree world. I don't know why the second half seems to focus on eating - I must have been hungry when I wrote that part.

I doubled the vocals to try to give it a fuller sound (same thing with the cheesy acoustic guitar "solo"). As always, for better or worse, I'm playing all the parts except the drums which are drums on demand loops.

I'm not sure if the chorus harmonies worked. There doesn't seem to be any dominant notes - too muddy? Just plain bad?

Pic is of my new poor man's audio rig which I used for this song - telescope with mic attached by bungee cord, counterbalanced with a doorknob tied on with a rope. Swing it high for vocals, low for acoustic guitar.

Comments, constructive criticism etc. welcomed.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
When we were young we had it oh so good
We'd stay out late in the neighborhood
Mom and dad didn't care
Cause we were out of their hair

We'd run around and catch fireflies
Put in a jar then returned to the skies
We could play hide and seek
Every day of the week

Those long warm days of summer have passed
And winter's chill has moved in fast
The cold night comes in the blink of an eye
You long for one more day in July

In the day we would go to the beach
We'd bring a sandwich and maybe a peach
Then we'd eat in the sand
Birds eating from our hands

When the sun set we'd drive on home
Maybe stop for an ice cream cone
Then we'd eat them outside
Our smiles growing wide

Those long warm days of summer have passed
And winter's chill has moved in fast
The cold night comes in the blink of an eye
You long for one more day in July
Song Stats
Hits: 1917
Comments: 21
Fans: 7
Plays: 104
Downloads: 52
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Aug 27, 2011 - 06:08:42 PM
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2011 - 06:08:42 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2017 - 09:20:58 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-ShareAlike

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
alackbass said 2219 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
When We Were Young
Very nice! Has a dreamy 60s vibe I really love. The flute, strings, and timpani drums are excellent touches to the arrangement!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
jfisenne said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Thanks
for the kind words and giving it a listen.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
egobandit said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Old days
This does bring you back, I liked the harmonies, I like your mic rig, It was a good mix and the lyrics take you to another time Excellent song!
Check out my latest song called You Can Try
jfisenne said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Thanks
egobandit for taking the time to listen and comment.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
This is a great song.
Love the double guitar around 1.40. I think the verse works best. Could maybe have a bit more high tone singing in the chorus, like a vocal above the others.
Check out my latest song called More interesting times
jfisenne said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Thanks
During the chorus I actually tried adding a higher voice a few times but it just wasn't working. It was beyond my limited range. Thanks for stopping by.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
Char said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Memories.
Accessible. Enjoyed the images. Nice vocal. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Bound, v2. w Music by Dirigent
jfisenne said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
And
thank you too for visiting and commenting.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
Feter said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
When We Were Young
Very nice vocal work ..good song writing ..thnx a lot for sharing !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
jfisenne said 2219 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Feter
It's been a while - thanks for giving my song a listen.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
neilh79 said 2218 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
When we were young
This is a really cool song, love the way it just moves effortlessly as the song progresses. Very Beatlesey in sound which is no bad thing!! well done
jfisenne said 2218 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Thanks
neilh79, Any reference to the Beatles is a huge compliment. They were the best band ever! Thanks for stopping by.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
SomeMadGirl said 2216 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
:)
Are you familiar with Freedy Johnston? I thought of him when I heard this song. I love the simple, sweet imagery in the lyrics, and that is some fancy guitarwork! Awesome job.
Check out my latest song called A New Day on Arus (mj space race 2011)
jfisenne said 2215 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
I haven't
heard of Freedy Johnston but I will have to check him out. Thanks for listening and commenting.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
PatriciaGirl said 2215 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Great tune
For me it's reminiscent of the Ruttles with a dash of Beatles. Great sound overall, must be your very expensive sound rig :)jk Thanks for sharing this one-enjoyed it!!

patty
Check out my latest song called Derelict
jfisenne said 2215 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Ha ha
the Ruttles!!! That was a great spoof and I actually thought some of the songs (Cheese and Onions) were pretty good. Thanks for the kind words.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
Loob said 2214 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Yes 60s vibe, and very cool!
Particularly enjoyed the harmonies. The drums are maybe a bit under the mix. Very cool!
Check out my latest song called Dream Hotel
jfisenne said 2214 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Loob
for listening and commenting. I wasn't crazy about the drums during most of this song so I thought I"D cheat by lowering them in the mix. Good ear. thanks
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
tmcfate said 2052 days ago (February 11th, 2012)
this
has a british late 60's feel. pink floyd meets the kinks...maybe..you have your own style
Check out my latest song called Through the Wheels on the other Side
jfisenne said 2052 days ago (February 11th, 2012)
You've got
me pegged. Big fan of the late 60's British stuff. Of course add the beatles and stones. Thanks for giving it a listen.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
albertruss said 1708 days ago (January 20th, 2013)
when we were young
that mic stand is the shit bro, a likable tune try some blues sometime.i like this sound u have..peace.
Check out my latest song called Id Like To Be Your Man, by Albert Russ
Artist Info
artist photo
Location: New York USA
send a note
I’m an amateur musician/songwriter. I’ve never played in a band or in public. When I first started creating music using garageband, I sang a little and played piano, bass and guitar. I used Garageband’s drum loops for the drum parts in my ... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 1
Visitors: 146