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by Samuel Powers

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Golden Age 03:02
Static silhouettes in shapes of backpacks stretch across the lawn The radio dictates what to wear before the sunlight is gone And Davey sings on the little yellow TV But it rings and I rise, wipe the sleep out of my eyes We grew up in the suburbs in a golden age Men fought and died for change Wake up, wake up Come on now Kevin get out of bed It’s time to start another day, it’s okay Won’t let it get away For the past six weeks I’ve been planning If we’re gonna be cool, we’ve got to look cool And recording all my youthful anecdotes I don't know what you've been searching for, and I'll never know I don't know what you are waiting for Shake the tangled thoughts out of your head And hear me say its just another day
Five Kings 02:45
Youth is a gamble, a game of luck with chance and opportunity It’s Friday night and the stakes are high as we wager with hard earned change We place our bets with confidence (and we raise with) hesitance We’re not dead yet, there’s still another hand Just five good men, with hopes and fears in life ahead Life is a risk as we grow old the problems stay the same We face down our demons like men fighting evil with glory and brotherhood Let’s step into the great unknown We’ll never fold
Fault Lines 03:10
I swear I felt something, a twitch, a spin, the fault lines shifting The earth is quaking, did you feel the shaking right beneath our feet, it’s changing Sometimes the ground is crumbling Everything you know gone up in flames And sometimes you grab what’s closest to hold on as tight as you can Change, it’s a part of growing older The more things age the more they fade The world’s not gonna turn itself over How can we be sure of anything Some things will always be It’s just always there like the ground we walk on Things age, things fade, we’ll stay the same
Since the day we were born we’ve been best friends Inseparable until the end We’re tried-and-true ‘cause we understand When one falls the other lends a hand We’ve been bruised, we’ve been scarred but we always mend We’ve been through almost everything Life is a race against time but I’ve got you by my side Facing a lifetime of trials but I’ve got you You’ll never leave my side You’ve known me at my worst And you challenge me to be the best I can I tried to leave you but you kept me first You know I need you, you make me a better man This is my search for my identity But the outcome is so unsettling Someone who trusts you, someone you trust in too I find my confidence when I’m with you I walked through the streets I had once known long ago When life was simple and we were new
Wonder 02:46
I remember a place, a street, a house like a lot of other houses A golden age in a suburban town with sorrow and wonder We were such fools but full of life Our love was pure like summer nights We spent our time just getting by Growing and changing with the times Our past is here but the future is not Those were the last happy times Two years later dad would die My best friend left and so did the love of my younger life She moved on and so did I Bound together in the pain and the struggle of love I still look back with wonder
Before there was a me and you There was the girl next door and a boy she barely knew In our youth you stole my heart and filled my unpolluted mind It’s like we were born under the same sign I watched the earth rise over the moon And I knew our love was behind the veil of clouded blue In the dusk filled park in the wake of the news Where our lips met, sunset, and soft-sung hues It was my first kiss and it was yours as well But we never talk about how it felt I think about it time and again And whenever someone says that we misspent our youth And I know somehow you think over it too
W. Cooper 03:22
Walk down my street again Just me and my best friend Talking about how good you are But now I know the truth For all my loving you You only push me down and out You let me down, you’re in my head So let me out, I wish you were dead Winnie please get out of my head Everything you said to me, was it ever true And every time you looked at me I wish I never knew You were my first love Kept you close to my heart and each time it broke oh no It’s cause I let you tear me apart
Hey stranger, how have you been Haven’t seen you since you were with DeCovian Let’s go inside, what’s on your mind Let’s grab a drink if you have the time I’m just a part of your past, something you’re trying to forget I’m just a part of the life you almost left behind Tomorrow the sorrow will stay in junior high We could change, we could grow, we’ve got a lifetime to make things right Old friend, we meet again Before we even speak the conversation ends There’s so much that I have to say But the boys call out and you turn away As you leave again I think of how you’ve changed So different and yet you’re still the same Same old story, same old game Boy meets girl, boy’s heart breaks I heard the news, my heart sank as I peddled to you I arrived upon the scene and your parents told me I should just leave
Highway 9 02:48
Do you wanna do something Friday “I made plans,” just cancel them baby We can go to the dance or we can just stay home and watch a movie “You can pick me up at eight, park the car out front and don’t be late” Got the windows down and the radio up, making our way to the interstate I’m driving my car to the edge of the world How much further ’til we get there baby Driving my car to the edge of the world In the winter of seventy-three we heard on good authority The Rolling Stones are playing highway nine at a local dive We drive through the night, forty-seven miles For Joe to deny that they’d ever arrive
July 1973 03:10
July has shown herself Fanfare and holiday But where is our freedom, where is my identity The open road, the call of summer This time it’s me on my own A full tank of gas, pavement under my wheels, CCR on the radio Discovering where I’m going, and who I am In trying to find ourselves we packed our things and set out on our own Trying to find ourselves we lost it all and had to walk back home I came looking for you and found you by the light of the fire In the gentle glow I watched as my heart grew cold I clenched my fist, felt blood boiling I saw you kiss, I answered with a knuckle sandwich I thought we would be together forever I never wanted it to end


released August 4, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Samuel Powers. Copyright Samuel Powers 2017.
Recorded at Waterford Digital Studio by Frank Marchand. Produced and Engineered by Frank Marchand. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Cover photo by Brandon Fingerman. Layout and design by Shotgun Management.


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