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Electric Theatre Radio Hour featuring G.Lee: Radio & Music

12 BACK IN THE DAY (Closer To Country)

(George Douglas Lee featuring Shawn Pittman on violin)
August 26, 2017
George Douglas Lee

Back In The Day

Lyrics & Music by George Lee

 

Back in the day before my fall, I heard the music angel’s call

Found out you have to pay to play, something went wrong along the way

It happened slow, it happened fast, my time in the sun just didn’t last

Something went wrong along the way, I’m just a face in the crowd today

 

I was somebody with a name, I had a little taste of fame

Now I’m playin’ in a dive, Nobody knows that I’m alive

Still have the voice but not the name

They changed the rules but not the game

But I’ll keep singing anyway, just like I did back in the day

 

Looked for the town where I was born, I needed shelter from the storm

Nobody lives there anymore, I must’ve knocked on every door

Where have I been for twenty years?  When did the laughter turn to tears?

Now all I’ve got is my guitar, my tab’s run out at Heaven’s Bar

 

Now I’m in a lonely place, And I see a lonely face

There are shadows on the floor, creepin’ through my open door

Look out my window at the sea, I hear the waves crash on the beach

Yes, it’s a lonely place to be, the lonesome face I see is me

 

I was somebody with a name, I had a little taste of fame

Now I’m playin’ in a dive, Nobody knows that I’m alive

Still have the voice but not the name

They changed the rules but not the game

But I’ll keep singing anyway, just like I did back in the day

 

You know I had some ups and downs, and then they ran me out of town

I hit fifty, it hit me, now I’m right back in poverty

There was a time I filled the halls, now don’t you know I played them all

I haven’t changed, I’m still the same, Still dream that I can find the way

 

I was somebody with a name, I had a little taste of fame

Now I’m playin’ in a dive, Nobody knows that I’m alive

Still have the voice but not the name

They changed the rules but not the game

But I’ll keep singing anyway, just like I did back in the day

 

Yeah I’m still trying to find the way

Find the way back to the day