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Author Topic: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)  (Read 6579 times)

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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2019, 10:34:25 am »
This is a long song. It did not fit on the disc or on the plate :-) It was necessary to make a video clip and give a Spotify.

But it would of been fine as a 'bonus' track with the other 3! I'm sure it will be released in the future....
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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2019, 09:25:27 am »
Back in The Day  Mark Knopfler tba

LYRICS

You had to know what you were doing
Up on the band
Nobody lining up
To come give you a hand
No way could you fake it
At 18th and Vine
And we could really put the sauce on it
We’d do it all the time

We was hot as smokin’ pistols
Chopping everybody down
Swinging like dogs, man
Kings of the town
There’d be a cutting contest
You had to do your research
I’d pull out a lick or two
From Saturday night church
Yeah, you’d maybe get to try
A couple things you learned
But you had to do your homework
‘Cause a gig was earned

When swing turned into bebop
It was all going on
Blowing all night
On past the dawn
I might play all day
I might play all night
Whatever made you stronger, baby
That was alright
Yeah, you’d maybe get to try
A couple things you’d learned
But you had to know your business
‘Cause everybody burned

Well a beer was a nickel
A whiskey was a dime
They’d come to Kansas City
See the girls on Vine
Might get a hot shot
Wanna bring along his horn
We liked to clean ‘em up
And head ‘em back where they belong
So long

But it’s just the old malarkey
That’ll wear you down
Some people are the pits, man
There’s always some around
Some will take advantage
If they can
It’s the old baloney sandwich
You dig me, man?
I’m talking about a time
When every man could play
But that’s the way it was
Back in the day

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In the time between sound check and show, Graeme and Tom wandered round the city in search of the grave of Charlie Parker, Tom send me a couple of the pics they took illustrating the city’s devotion to the legacy of that era. It must have been quite a scene back then. Mark wrote a song about it intended for the last album which remains an unreleased gem.
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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2019, 12:46:02 pm »
I wonder if this song will ever be published :think
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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2019, 01:07:28 pm »
My theory it that it's the "bonus track situation" getting out of hand. Maybe the song was intended for the limited edition to be released in Vatican City, but got cancelled and "remains unreleased" since then. It's brave new world!
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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2019, 01:21:29 pm »
My theory it that it's the "bonus track situation" getting out of hand. Maybe the song was intended for the limited edition to be released in Vatican City, but got cancelled and "remains unreleased" since then. It's brave new world!

Or maybe the idea was releasing that song in a special edition only available to people buying certain burger in a fast food chain but they failed to put on sale that certain burger so the song never got its release...
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Re: (20) Back in The Day (Withdrawn song)
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2019, 02:08:42 pm »
We have text. I think sooner or later the song will be revealed. Just like Early Bird or Hot Dog.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 02:24:18 pm by Robson »
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