These Are The Good Old Days

by Lightning Lucas

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Amateur Dancing (Capo 3, key of A) © Lightning Lucas, 2016 A E Mid July, you+I, Amateur Dancing, E A Fleet feet, Gosh you’re neat, subtle romancing, A D I’m so glad I chose to, show my face, Bm E Cuz some other fella could be dancing * in my place, A D E A But, I’ve got you to myself, for at least as long as this song A,E Feel the beat, turn up the heat, I’m looking in your eyes E,A You’re looking back, is that a fact, my stomach’s got butterflies, A,D I’m so glad you let me dance with you, Bm,E But I’m just not certain that you fully thought this through, A,D,E,A Now, I’ve got you to myself, for at least as long as this song A,E Your hand in mine, we’re keeping time, let’s stay for the whole night E,A Just gotta say, I love the way, your necklace reflects light A,D You may not quite reciprocate the way I feel, Bm,E But that doesn’t mean this dancing will lose its appeal A,D,E,A Cuz, I’ve got you to myself, for at least as long as this song. Whistle A,E Mid July, you+I, Amateur Dancing, E,A Fleet feet, Gosh you’re neat, subtle romancing, A,D I’m so glad I chose to, show my face, Bm,E Cuz some other fella could be dancing * in my place, A,D,E,A But, I’ve got you to myself, for at least as long as this song A,D,E,A Yeah, I’ve got you to myself, for at least as long as this song
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Grow Slow 03:40
Grow slow, there's no hurry, you'll probably be here awhile yet Grow slow, there's no hurry, take your time do things right Grow slow, there's no hurry, you've got a lot on your plate and mind Grow slow, there's no hurry, dig deep and I think you'll find that you should Measure your success in centimeters, Inches and feet are for over achievers baby steps, baby steps, 1 at a time now, Take your time now, Grow, grow, grow... slow Grow slow, there's no hurry, think of how the mountains rise Grow slow, there's no hurry, a rock is turned to sand by the will of the tides Grow slow, there's no hurry, a redwood tree was once inside a seed Grow slow, there's no hurry, you've got everything you need if you just Measure your success in centimeters, Inches and feet are for over achievers baby steps, baby steps, 1 at a time now, Take your time now, Grow, grow, grow... slow
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Come Quickly 03:11
Come Quickly © Lightning Lucas, 2016 Capo 2, no harp, Em, D the whole time Lord Come Quickly for I’m weary of this world x2 The day of death is better than the day of birth, A fool’s heart is at home in the house of mirth, It is better to, hear a wise rebuke, Than to daily bask, in the praise of fools (Lord) Come Quickly for I’m weary of this world x2 Don’t ask why the old days were better than these, God has made the bad and the good interweave, I have heard it sung, good folks dying young, Wicked ones who stay, till they’re old and gray. (Lord) Come Quickly for I’m weary of this world x2 This too is emptiness, This too is meaningless Lord Come Quickly for I’m weary of this world x2 Do not be over righteous don’t be overwise Don’t be a fool, why should you die before your time The world contains no man, so righteous he can Do right always and, never ever sin (Lord) Come Quickly for I’m weary of this world x2 Ecclesiastes 7
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The wave of the future is already hitting the beach, what once was unattainable is now well within our reach, Tomorrow is upon us, tomorrow is upon us, Tomorrow is today. The wave of the future has already come crashing down, We were gonna get our feet wet, but now we must be careful not to drown. Tomorrow is upon us, tomorrow is upon us, Tomorrow is today. [Harmonica solo] The wave of the future has rapidly pulled back to sea, And now here we stand, in awe of what the next wave may bring, Tomorrow is upon us, tomorrow is upon us, Tomorrow is today.
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G, Am, C, G You wake up, it doesn’t even take up too much time, to make up your face and change your mind and your hair is curled, G, Am, C, G You start out, every day you pour your heart out on the page, you listen to advice, you act your age, and the earth is a cold dead place (G), D, C, G, G And/yeah the earth is a cold dead place, made of metal, but you’re a grown woman now, and you’re gonna put a dent in the world G, Am, C, G You wake up, it doesn’t even take up too much time, to make up your face and change your mind, now your hair is straight, G, Am, C, G In your days you think up important things, + you drink up in the evenings, and there’s nothing like the twenty-somethings except the early thirties, G, Am, C, G And you wouldn’t trade the life you’ve got for anything except a lot, you could really use a change of pace, and the earth is a cold dead place… Chorus G, Am, C, G So you make up a wall hanging, that will teach you an important thing, if you just repeat what you want to believe you just might start to believe it, G, Am, C, G The earth is not a cold dead place x 4 G, Am, C, G The earth is not a cold dead place, repeating this cannot erase, suspicion that it is the case, that the earth is a cold dead place, Chorus x2
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This is actually a full album of "Music Train" songs that I'm leaving up as an example of how it worked. I released these one per week in June and July of 2016. I did the Good Old Days first, and spent a couple weeks working on it before "relaunching the train."

Though still lacking, the recording quality and editing skill are better than in 2015. You can hear the confidence in my vocals has improved a lot, and I utilize the harp more. Also, there are some drums (played by my brother-in-law Yugo Bekti Prasetyo). You should see what he had to work with... somewhere I have a picture of this "drum set"... if I ever "make it" it will be fun to look back on these days, just like the song says.

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released June 1, 2016

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Lightning Lucas Harrisonburg, Virginia

On July 21, 2013 Lucas was directly hit by a freak lightning bolt. He lived to appreciate the stage name.

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