Well, haven’t been around much. I recently pulled the plug at work and retired. Hope to have a lot more music time from now on.
I found an old tune that I wrote when I was looking for work a few years back. If you have a chance, please tell me the main 3 or 4 things I should do to shine it up a little.
Here are the lyrics, just in case.
Circumstances left me in the cold again.
Feel ashamed to show my face around here anymore.
Looked down upon as a dinosaur, without the fingers to unlock the door,
Used to be my experience counted for something.
Had another inquisition scheduled yesterday.
Wonder why I even bother anymore.
Their first reaction was an open book, I know I’ll never get a second look.
Used to be appearance meant less than substance.
I’m not a perfect diamond, there are flaws beneath my surface.
But I still could serve some purpose, anyway.
All you perfect diamonds, you all have some inclusions,
We all reach the same conclusion, someday
Someone tell me how it all makes sense,
To value shine above experience
Can’t you see the truth in my reflection?
Once you look beyond the fading light, to all the facets making up the sight,
The single focus of united parts, aligned in your direction.
Bought a copy of “A New Day Yesterday”.
That kind of music takes me back to happier times
Just to show the stage of life I’m in, I found my memories in the bargain bin.
Never understand what people listen to today.
Here’s a second try at this one with a new arrangement based on most of the suggestions I received. A little more explanation below.