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Our dog, Breeze is very ill and in hospital - she is nearly 13 years old.
This song started off life as a song for her called 'Breezie Gold', but turned into a general song about growing old and how crap it is.
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Growing Old
Nobody Said It Would be This Hard
Maybe My Ears Closed
It Happened I Dozed
The Jokes on Me
The Jokes on You

Getting Old
I'm So Tired all The Time You Know
I Want to Shout Out
Not be Full of Doubt
The Jokes on Me
The Jokes on You

Growing Old
I'm Nearly Cold
Getting Old
My Story's Told
Getting Old
I'm Not so Bold

Getting Old
Looking Forward to Dementia
What is My Name Dear
You Know I'm Not so Clear
The Jokes on Me
The Jokes on You
The Jokes on Us

Growing Old
I'm Nearly Cold
Getting Old
My Story's Told
Breezie Gold

Song Stats
Hits: 5370
Comments: 83
Fans: 23
Plays: 279
Downloads: 138

Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008 - 11:57:32 AM
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2008 - 11:57:32 AM Last Played: Sep 28, 2017 - 11:15:56 AM
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Comments
Ibstrat said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
That's
a nice dog.I've lost a couple of dogs to cancer in the last 10 yrs.Both were goldens that lived to be only 7.(The one in the picture is our 3rd one)Sorry to hear about your dog.The song is great- done in the unique Lengold style.
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thanks as always
Mark, glad you liked it. It's a worrying time at the moment - dreading the phone ringing.
Cheers
Len


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Montgomery California said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
nice
it has alot of layers. i like that in a song. just when you think you got the scheme, it throws in some other element that keeps you listeneing.... nice track, Len...
~ Allen
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thanks for
taking the time to listen Allen - your support means a lot to me.
Cheers
Len


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said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Sorry to hear...
I like the 'aura' of dissatisfaction in this, maybe dissatisfaction w/ mortality...i hear tones of old italian piano, turn of the century vaudville, well done composition. all the best.
lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Dissatisfaction with Mortality
It's not the mortality - it's the growing old. i think The Who had it right.
Old Italian Piano - now you say it, it is a bit like the start of a 'Godfather' film. Thanks for the listen and comments Tom. Really appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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echoroom said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
looking forward to dementia!
Yeah, me too Len! I really like the quiet start and how the song builds up. Nice keys - i always have to fake my piano playing. Real change to your last track.

Your voice commands as ever - sounds world weary on this one. Hope Breezie pulls through Len.

steve
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I will have
to write another song now - this one was keeping my mind off it. Thanks for your concern and comments Steve - they are important to me.
(Do you think the guitar sounds out of tune? I might pull it)
Cheers
Len


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MJG said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Nice Tribute
Cute pup, lost my shep/husky 12yr old, last fall, remember the good times my friend, you'll see em again, excellent tribute to your pooch, best wishes.
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thanks a
lot for dropping by and commenting, and your concern. Appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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jiguma said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Kinks feel
The right hand pan on the opening piano threw me a bit, but it all developed nicely from there - nice song Len. Certainly a individual style that works.
Neil
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Kinks Feel
I love the Kinks - thanks.
Thanks for commenting Neil - always appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
what i like about
this song is the way it travels towards the end. I read the description, and I was feeling a bit grumpy myself, so I braced myself. But it has that unique LG sarcasm/cynicism. A solid smile appeared, have a good evening, errr what's your name...?

lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I love that
you 'braced yourself' before listening. Thanks for your support as always Marc.
Cheers
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Feter said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Growing Old
cool rag time feel to your singing and piano
loved this gorgious feelin on your vocal .
just a classic thnx for sharing my friend !!
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Ragtime
I've always wanted to be able to play ragtime and still wish I could. Pleased you enjoyed it Feter and thanks for your unstinting support. You were a bit slow tonight - must have caught you unawares for once.
Many thanks again Feter.
Cheers
Len


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davisamerica said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
right then
alright then len... finally a new post and a "killer"..lol. this one is heaped with the famous gold tongue in cheek humor.... tinged with the real of everyday... very nice work len... very sorry bout your friend... been there..is a sad thing indeed.
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Right then Jack
I was working on a very drummy song for a few weeks - got so far and then couldn't take it further for some reason - might go back to it now. But recent events sort of got me going in a totally different direction.
Thanks for the comment and the concern - appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Cool production Len
kinda Brecht/Weill Three Penny Opera or geriatric Jim Morrison and The Doors. Well wishes to you and your pup.
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Geriatric Jim Morrison
What a great thought and how did I miss the word geriatric in the song - what a tosser.
Thanks for the welcome comments and the concern Bud. Very appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I feel it
I like when the drums kick in. It has a looseness that i like. adds to the truth behind the lyrics! I enjoyed the piano very much in this! cool leading at the end!
lengold said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I feel it
Thanks for listening and commenting Tim. Love the work you are doing lately - all very original.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Sorry about your Dog Len
That's why I don't have one anymore... it can be too upsetting when they get old. But I like the song in your unique style, great piano on this and all the added sounds. I can empathise with some of your lyrics too LOL, cheers M
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Empathise
Thanks a lot Maurice... yes it is too upsetting. Pleased you liked the song - just felt it had to be said.
Cheers
Len


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said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Awww. . .
Sorry bout your dog. . .I know how that is. I really like the song. I love the panned, quiet start to it.
lengold said 3594 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Awww
Thank you very much Marcus for your comments. Appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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announcer said 3594 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Aging etc. has been on my mind a lot
In the last 5 years I've lost a dog, two in-laws, my mother and just spent a week with my 85 year-old dad. Thank heavens he is still sharp but he does have poor eyesight and is deaf in one ear.

I can really relate to this song. Well done.
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lengold said 3594 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Aging
Really pleased you liked the song Bill. Sorry to hear of your losses. Thanks for the comments - appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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HipHopMoses said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Sorry
to hear about your dog... But as far getting old I'm gonna act a fool when my time comes :D Dementia will give me an excuse to forget what the hell anyone was talking about anyway... After having to take care of my grandparents I gotten a sneak preview of it, so I always have tried to enjoy each day as if it were my last. Cool song I had to adjust in the beginning this being my first time listening to your songs but I understand your art thanks for sharing.
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lengold said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Thanks for
taking the time to listen Moses, your concern and your comments. Appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Is that you piano
Remember that everything ends. It's just some finish on their feet and others on their knees.
I choose to do it on my feet,
Dave


Good song.
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lengold said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Yes that is my piano
Thanks for the comments Dave - I hope that you are given the chance to finish on your feet.
Cheers
Len


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Dj French Toast said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Sigh .......sorry
I feel ya brutha . My mother had a kennel of Pugs so Ive been through every dog emotion .....there not just dogs there family .......Big hugs man ! The Joke is indeed on us my friend ....
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lengold said 3593 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thanks a
lot Benny for the comments - appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3593 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
very nice
the keyboard playing is wonderfully done. cool brian may guitars as well. getting old, everyday i tell myself, nah i ain't that old.
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lengold said 3593 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thanks for
your continued support Vic and the nice comments - appreciated. Everyday I tell myself the same and then forget about it.
Cheers
Len

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guitapick said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Sorry...
...about Breeze...

Love the tune...but I'm sorry about your pup...
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lengold said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Breeze
Thanks for your concern Bob, she is back home at the moment (waiting for results of tests). But no better yet(?).
Glad you liked the tune and thanks for your support.
Cheers
Len




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Bob Rodgers said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
I
like the quiet start and how it builds up from the panned piano, great lyrics, I can relate to them! A great song Len and it's sad to hear about Breeze, I hope she makes a full recovery.
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lengold said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
I am pleased that
you managed to open the page Bob.
Thanks for the kind comments and for your good wishes - very appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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michael2 said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
first off
sorry to hear about your dog. i prefer to think of my animals as immortal.

second: you are the king of Twisted Cabaret. I love the ideas you have and the execution of your songs is perfect. another great song.
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lengold said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Michael
Thank you for the lovely comments and for the concern. It is really welcome.
Cheers
Len


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John Stebbe said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Strangely good
I thought something was wrong with my computers at first -- then your vocal came in, and I realized you were causing it, with your effects. A cool way to start a song.

Sorry to hear about your pet. We have two cats and a dog, and I wish they could be with us forever.

Your song is mournful, but with a strangely uplifting beat. Reminds me of late Beatles stuff.
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lengold said 3592 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thank you
very much for visiting John and for the complimentary comments and concern.
I wish they could be with us forever too.
Cheers
Len


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The Orbiting said 3591 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Good Luck Breezie
She's a pretty girl and this is, as usual, a wonderful Len song. I love the marching quality, evocative of the inevitable march toward death we all do. There's a lot that's fun in this song, too, just like all your songs, a tongue-in-cheek misery. Happy doldrums.

I'm thinking of you and Breezie. My own dog has been very, very sick the last three months. Her body has been destroying its own bone marrow which we didn't realize until she ate five nails because she was so anemic and we've been through months trying to keep her alive long enough to find the right treatment. I really didn't think she was going to make it, but she has pulled through and the medication they're giving her is working right now. I hope that Breezie has a similar happy outcome. I know how worried and sad you must be feeling, Len. They really are like little people and definitely parts of our family, so I really feel for you.

Big hug!
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lengold said 3591 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Unfortunately
she was just too old to pull through and she died yesterday. Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and i hope that your dog continues to thrive.
Appreciate the song comments - thanks.
Cheers
Len


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The Orbiting said 3591 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Oh Len
I'm so sorry. I'm sending love from Seattle.
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SmokeyVW said 3590 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
nice tune, dude
i personally oscillate between denial and resignation.

glad to see you have not fallen to either of these extremes.

but you will.

: - )

nice tune!
thanks
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lengold said 3590 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Thanks for the
visit Bill. You are right about denial and resignation, there's no point in trying to fight it.. Thanks for the nice comments.
Cheers
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thetiler said 3590 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I have a dog
like in that picture. Sorry about your dog, seems like dogs just don't last a long time. To bad they can't be like parrots etc.
Interesting words here. You had me laughin when you sung some words and started laughing or sarcasm, however. I had a chuckle :)

Thanks for sharing!
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lengold said 3590 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Nice to meet
a fellow dalmatian lover. Thanks a lot for listening and commenting Bill, pleased you enjoyed it.
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Heightened said 3590 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Loved it!
We also have a four legged family member as well. But he's still in his prime and reeking havoc. Can't wait til he gets old and slows down. Until then I'm going to keep playing this song to him - hopefully it will speed things along.



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lengold said 3590 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
You mustn't
wish his life away H. He will be old soon enough - enjoy his vitality while it lasts.
Really pleased you liked the song and thanks for your support.
Cheers
Len


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caroline said 3589 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
oh - i am so sorry that you lost your friend -
that's happened to me - i taught the kids for two days with tears streaming down my face - love and peace be upon you and thank you for the song
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lengold said 3589 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Thank you...
for your kind words.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3588 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Tough Stuff
Len my friend, I'm really sorry about Breeze. My heart hurts for you. I read the lyrics and enjoyed the song before I read all the comments. You have a way of working with dark subject matter.

I love what you do.

God bless your household.
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lengold said 3588 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
You've been
a bit quiet lately Bob, hope everything is alright.

Thanks for you lovely comments and your good wishes. Very appreciated.

Cheers
Len


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BeccaJohnson said 3588 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Sorry
I am really,sorry for being so sensitive.I just wanted to show our respect to you,your family and your lovely friend-that always welcomed me and others!

I really miss her and sorry for this!

I wish you all the best for your music future and your job!


Thank you for all your help!

I really appreciate it!

Love,

Bec
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lengold said 3588 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Sorry
Thanks a lot Becca for your very kind words. Keep working on your music.
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Robert Rayner said 3588 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Robert Rayner
I love the song, such a lovely song which we can so relate to. Breezy was a lovely dog,. Not just a dog but a friend to us here. We will miss her too. Your music is a great tribute to her.
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lengold said 3588 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Robert Rayner
Thanks for taking the time to listen Bob and for your very kind words.
It's about time you posted something too.
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Len


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aclarke said 3588 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Bummer...
We have two cats that are almost 18 years old. One has been in declining health for the past year... but since she is still happy we just appreciate her while we can.

Very sorry to hear about Breeze- I certainly pray things work out for the best.

Enjoyed the song- you really have a developed a signature sound that is just perfect for getting your messages and sentiment across.
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lengold said 3588 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Bummer...
Really pleased you liked the song and thanks for the comments. Very appreciated.
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Len


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moorlandt said 3587 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
bark!
A very creative piece here. Full of surprises. Love the way it starts off completely panned to the right. The whole song has a sweet feeling of sloppiness, in a very positive ways, which underlines its distinctive character. I swear I could hear a dog barking :-)
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lengold said 3587 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Spooky!
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment Walt.
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said 3587 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Growing Old
Hi Len, you have a lot of facets in your work, an unique blend of planned chaos or abstraction, rhythmic timing, logical order, predictory & unpredictory... a very extremely hard thing to do and you pull it off with class & charm each time!!! Extremely well done!!!!! Sorry about Breeze, I hope your dog isn't suffering....
Best to you & yours,
Wade
lengold said 3587 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Growing Old
Very nice of you to leave such nice comments Wade - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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Warren Smith said 3569 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Been there
I've reached the age where I have to be careful I don't write all of my songs about aging : >

Been there, done that with a 13-year-old schnauzer who was the joy of my life. I still miss him every day! When he died I was amazed at the shock of it - and I did the same thing as you: I wrote a song about it - primarily, I think, as a cathartic exercise, but certainly as a memorial to the little guy and a recognition of how incredible the bonding experience was.

I love that descending chord sequence, which can be heard as a ominous funeral death march ... or later as a positive life force.
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lengold said 3569 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Thanks for
taking a listen Warren and commenting. I still keep turning round expecting her to be there. Very pleased you liked the song.
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stevec said 3566 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
there with you...
I have 4 or my own, 3 of which are 11 and we have some difficult times ahead as well. This is an excellent expression of what I'm watching them go through.

Thanks for sharing,
steve
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lengold said 3566 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Sorry to
hear that Steve - there's not much to be done except enjoy them whilst you can.
Thanks for listening.
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said 3557 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Great
Good sound in the beginning, with the panning effect... Great... I like the sound on the piano.... And the sound on the drums is amazing.... I especially like the snare sound.... Something to learn from....

Nice song.... I like it....
lengold said 3557 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks for
taking the time to listen Jakob - appreciate your very nice comments.
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said 3550 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Nice!
Very nice sad and emotional song. Your vocal at its best and the music is very clever. Enjoyed this very much and I hope She'll be fine!

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lengold said 3550 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Thanks for
your very kind words Yeman - this really is appreciated.
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screamalexz said 3518 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
it fits
sort of jazzy. unique vocal style. mix sounds pretty good. like the guitar coming in. the style fits what the song is about.
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lengold said 3517 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Thanks for
listening and commenting Chance.
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screamalexz said 3517 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
...
no problem. was looking at all my fans and people who have commented and realized i dont think i had ever heard your songs or at least not in a while
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MarkHolbrook said 3035 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Oh wow...
Len I'm so sorry I missed this... This seems to really give the feeling of growing older... I'm feeling it as I listen... Really cool...

I'm so sorry about Breeze... This was uploaded just before I joined... man I have so much catching up to do... Thank you for turning me on to this Len!
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lengold said 3035 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
I am really
pleased that this resonated with you Mark, I was very sorry to see about Maxwell.
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hackneybloke said 2872 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
growing old
len...there's something very kurt weil about this...i totally love it. you really go to very dark places here....and what could be darker than dementia and death itself? i love the guitar riff that comes back again and again. f**king great track. thanks for the download. haven't i seen that dog on tv???

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lengold said 2872 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Yes, you have
seen that dog on TV, she was a star.
I hadn't listened to this for ages Julian and I must say that I am very glad to be out of that dark place. But just listened and it brings a tear, still. She wasn't the only one to die around that time.
I think I have to get back to simpler songs again and forget about logic tricks for a while.
Thanks for the memory lane trip.
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Monkaton said 1744 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Dogs is the Best
Our Airedale Felix died last February and we still miss him.

And I agree with your poignant lyrics. Sorry I'm so late to the party.

Good laugh in their too.
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