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A first take. I was going to re-record this and do more with it but figured it was such a cynical negative song that it wouldn't appeal to a lot of folks anyway. This is just one that I had to get out of my craw, let breathe a little oxygen and then move on.
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Lyrics
First they build them up and then they knock them down
Love to see them crawling now on the ground
Only human beings just like you and me
They make mistakes and then we see
Rumors and stories follow them around
Everyone's looking for dirt to be found
Nobody's perfect except for you and me
You take a fall and then I see
That they build them up and then they knock them down

Regrets and second thoughts
Happiness can't be bought
Success evaporates like rain on a summer afternoon

And all the people who are throwing stones
I bet that they live in all glass homes
Someone should investigate them too
And you know that it is true
That they build them up and then they knock them down
Be careful what you say on the way up
They'll turn on you so you better shut up
All those friends have a knife in your back
They'll eat you up just for a snack
First they build you up and then they knock you down
Song Stats
Hits: 3988
Comments: 17
Fans: 8
Plays: 288
Downloads: 134
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jul 07, 2007 - 12:27:57 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2007 - 12:27:57 PM Last Played: May 22, 2017 - 11:10:44 PM
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Hardware:
Intel iMac, Martin D-18
Software:
Garageband
Comments
said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Amen brother!
Nice delivery for a first take. Sounds like something I would have heard in a coffee shop back in the mid-60's...yet the subject matter stays surprisingly and wretchedly current! I get so damn tired of this favorite human pasttime. We're like a bunch of screeching baboons sometimes...if not MOST of the time. Time to evolve!!!

Be well bro!


bronco said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks Michael. Bunch of screeching babboons are irritating and obnoxious but it is the pack of wolves that send a little cold chill down my spine once in a while.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
said 3810 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
wolves?
"...I saw a newborn baby surrounded by wolves..." (Bob Dylan's "Hard Rain Gonna Fall")

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"We are put upon this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love." (William Blake)
stevel said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Good honest blues
This is the kind of down home blues stuff I like...sounds like you are out on the front porch railing at the world with a beaten up heart and guitar!
Great singing
Steve
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
bronco said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Country Living
Thanks Steve. I wish I had a house out in the country that did have a big front porch! My grandad had one on his farmhouse and I have fantasized lots of times that I could go back and play music on it with all my relatives listening. Ah, dreams are so much better than reality!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
Slotogenic said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Now that's Blues!
You really captured the essence of the blues here. Basic, raw and wonderful. Your voice really suits the material and the lyrics are well written. I really like the line "Success evaporates like rain on a summer afternoon." So true! Nice work.
bronco said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Slotogenic
Many thanks for listening and I am glad you could appreciate the spirit of the song. Some people think the blues make you feel bad but actually the blues is getting rid of the bad feeling.
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
thetiler said 3811 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
love the way you write
plus you have a terrific vocal blues sound. The words really make ya wonder in anything that humans can accomplish that this doesn't hold true. But maybe more so in high level business. Were high level bank officers get big salaries only to get fired soon afterwards.(it happened to a relative of mine). There are plenty of high-level businesses that do this I think.

Again, a great thing I see in your writing is that you seem to hit home on things that bother me as well. Directly and non-directly. It just seems to come out when you upload your writings and let the public see and hear you material.



Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
bronco said 3810 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
It's True
All my life I have been accused of being negative, sarcastic, etc. Some of it I will admit was on the mark but lot's of times I think people just weren''t ready to accept the truth. It's a good thing they didn't make me an ambassador eh?
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
screamalexz said 3810 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
negativity
first takes are the best though. so far i'm liking it. your voice is cool on this one. some old time blues on this one. be negative all you want.. you aren't the only one in the world so i'm sure some of us will appreciate it's musical quality :)
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
bronco said 3809 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Thanks
I think singing and songwriting are my strong points. Everything else I wish I could leave up to someone else. Where is that recording engineer willing to work for free when you really need him? Not to mention all of those sidemen who know how to play like a real band!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
Vic Holman said 3810 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
classic
classic blues that goes to the roots from the 30's & 40's. A nice take and righteous singing
Check out my latest song called For You To Decide
said 3810 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Great Blues
Feter is missing from this great tune ..
bronco this is the 1st song i've heard it for you ..
very nice playing and great vocal ..
the quality is very good .. the style is a real blues ..
it has been long time for me to hear the blues ..
Thanks for sharing this with us here
Wish to accept me as a new friend
Thanks

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi

bronco said 3809 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
The Blues is Everywhere
Welcome aboard Yemen! Always thrilled to get a new fan! If you like the blues, I got em!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
dwwave said 3802 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Agree with leaving it at the first take!
bronco,
By the Hardware section did you get a new Mac?
I thought you had a eMac?(I have one too)Would love to get a Imac! Getting to the song, its a pretty cool song and love the cynacism !
I have been off macjams due to some issues but glad to hear your latest songs. I was concerned with the bad
weather and flooding down there in Texas, Hope you
escaped any damage.(and everyone else as well but it sure
looked bad on TV.
Thanks for Sharing
dwwave
Check out my latest song called One Half Person
guitapick said 3791 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Li'l bit o'...
...acoustic Texas blues...

...nicely done...right on lyrics.

I used to have a Martin D-18. Beautful ax...
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
Feter said 3789 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Knock Them Down
o ye ...Knock down blues ...I was telling
one our friend here the other day how
wonderfull these days of one band stand
just decent and wonderfull ...good work
my friend always enjoyed your singing
and lyircs !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
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