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Heading Into Extinction


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bronco

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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An inquiry into the duplicity of life and the movement of certain forces beyond which there seems to be a deep slide into the abyss. Hey, I'm just an old man. My mind wanders sometime.
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Lyrics
Listening to talk radio and it never said a thing
It's like a crippled bird with a broken wing
Understanding is a riddle that seems to wriggle off the page
Of a book they never read or just fell apart with age

I used to solve problems, it was what I did
The boss's would smile, I kept my emotions hid
And I bucked the trend of what was going down
Their treacherous false smiles would turn into a frown

It all seems too much these days
My fellow apes they have strange ways
Running amuck in the garden and they have lost their poise
I'm just a quiet man and they're making too much noise

And I've screwed up bad, I'm not too proud
Believe me I know I'm one of the crowd
Sometimes I think I'm the leader of the band
And the audience just waits to give us a hand
As we dance and sing and start to play
Even though we've lost our way
Song Stats
Hits: 1309
Comments: 14
Fans: 9
Plays: 97
Downloads: 43
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 07, 2013 - 09:10:39 PM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2013 - 09:10:39 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 02:42:09 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Heading Into Extinction
I started by reading your lyrics That was all I needed. Clicked the little heart right away. Folk with deep meaning while leaving plenty of room for the listener to interpret the meaning.
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bronco said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
But Not Right Away
Just realized I did it again and posted a semi-depressing song at Xmas. Oh well, some things never change which is kind of what the song is about. Reading over the lyrics as I write this though, they do seem to hang together better than I thought. The lyrics are about all this has going for it as sadly, at 66, I hardly ever play the guitar anymore. Still write songs though. That never seems to stop. They burst out in my head and rap on my inner skull until I give in and figure out some music and write them down. Thanks for the listen Alan.
Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
jgurner said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Preach it Brother Bronco!
I don't see this as depressing, or even semi-depressing. More like liberating. Saying the things that need to be said and it a wonderful way. There's not a line in there I wouldn't should 'Amen" to, if I were the kind of person who did that. Instead, I'll just download it and enjoy again and again.

And keep on writing, brother. I'll keep on listening.
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bronco said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
The Church of What's Happening Now
Joseph, it might be before your time but that is what the comedian Flip Wilson called his church. I've joked for years that it is the one I belong to. Appreciate the "Amen's". Too bad the choir doesn't sound better but it is what it is. Louisiana does have a great legacy of wonderful preachers. There is Jimmy, oops never mind!
Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
sschedra said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Tom
Very introspective folk tune. I have to say I identify. It reminds me of the observation Jesus Made. "What is this generation like? They are like children in a market place saying 'we piped for you, but you would not dance, and we cried for you, but you would not weep'". I don't hear many folk tunes these days. Its good to know there are still artists observing and reflecting on the path were all on.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
bronco said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
We're All Folks
Thanks for your comments Stephen. I called it acoustic rock because no one knows what folk is these days. I grew up "unplugged" until my 20's came along. Then I briefly played a Fender in a three chord rock and blues band. But since the 70's it's been all acoustic. Even when it sounds like electric on some of my songs here it is an acoustic with GB effects.
Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
davisamerica said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Tom
What a treat on an early Sunday morning. The lyrics are darn well crafted. Love the first line "listening to talk radio and it never said a thing". "Running amuck in the garden and they have lost their poise".. I could go on but then I would just end up copying all the lyrics. Downloaded and thank you. Made me smile.
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bronco said 1387 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Talk Radio
I usually have my radio set to wake me up in the morning with a local talk radio show. They get me so agitated, it gets my adrenaline going and makes it easier to wake up. Also watching a lot of you tube videos about the coming economic collapse also got me worked up and so - ta-da, a song is born.
Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
sammydix said 1386 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
extinct
that song pic's gonna give me nightmares!
right off, the ambiance of this tune got to me. like you're right there in my kitchen or something giving a live performance. a lost art, i sometimes feel. the intimacy or the sound is the perfect match for the lyrics.
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bronco said 1386 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
The Kitchen As A Studio
Hey Sammy, I should record in my kitchen. It is a smaller room and would probably have a better sound. I used to try and put together an arrangement and other instruments but to tell you the truth I was never very good at it. So I just do what I know best which is play guitar and sing. I would agree that is a powerful image. It was just too good not to use it with my song title.
Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
thetiler said 1386 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Thanks
sharing, ya ! Nice folk pinking and singing. A sad photo ! But in a way it seems like a lot of innocent things are getting killed for sure. Good to the last drop! WaY to Go Bronco!
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bronco said 1386 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
The Kitty Survived
And we probably will too. It is just that the government and the Fed and people like that just do not inspire a lot of confidence. It's not all talk radio that doesn't say a thing. Just some of it. Coast to Coast is still cool when they aren't letting a lot of listeners talk or it isn't one of their ghost shows. But the guy I have been listening to lately is Paul Craig Roberts who was Reagan's Asst. Sec. of Treasury, an editor of the Wall Street Journal, college prof, etc. He now sounds like Alex Jones and says we are living in a police state with a government that pays no attention to the Constitution. He also says this government is full of stupid people who for decades have been pushing us down the road of economic collapse. In fact he doesn't know how they have kept it together this long.

Check out my latest song called Playing With the Rain
Bob Rodgers said 1353 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
I
love the intimacy of your live performance Tom, it captures a special moment and that's what you have done here. Great lyrics.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Warren Smith said 1299 days ago (March 6th, 2014)
Going down that road
"Falling apart with age" .. now that's something I can relate to : )

I think that as long as the songs keep forming in your head .. you have to keep singing them .. even if you feel the performance doesn't live up to standards of the past.

Perhaps that's what it means to be on the road to extinction.
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