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Another folk song, this is one of the few 'love' songs that I've ever written, it's very simple, I think. If you liked this, check out Broken Hearts, sort of the opposite of this one, and then check back next week for "Mary Alice," and "Remember the Good," two more folk songs before I move to Boston!!!
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Pictures of you on the seventh floor,
A little box with the door,
The cat kept coming in,
I knew then, I knew then,
You always asked me when,
I'd say a year or ten,
But I knew then. I knew then.

I've never known how far I'll go
If I'm on the open road,
They say I've wanderlust
Or so I've been told.

There are places in space
Where the warmth's insufferable,
When it rains we begin again,
You always asked me when,
I'd say a year or ten,
But I knew then, I knew then


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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2005 - 09:40:59 PM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2005 - 09:38:18 PM Last Played: Apr 27, 2019 - 10:08:39 PM
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mandolinquent said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Beauty...
How come everybody missed this one? It's fabulous; what
a great little song. That line "You always asked me when/
I'd say a year or ten/ But I knew then... " is great. That
classic descending note in the chords manages to sound
fresh again; I think it's because your vocals are so carefree
on top. Thanks for pointing me in this direction.
Check out my latest song called Fair Jenny's Jig and Matthew Briggs
thinkingfrog said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Beauty...
Thanks, don't know why more people haven't listened to it--frankly, it's a
mystery to me that so many people listened to my zelda song, but my folk
songs haven't gotten many plays. Maybe folk isn't as popular? I wish there
were musician pages on macjams like other sites, so people could sign on to
individual author pages and leave messages, have conversations (instead of
only communicating via review comments.

I think you gave me some nice comments (and valuable crit) on one of my first
songs, Stops and Starts. I've taken those suggestions and made a softer and (I
think) more together version of the song. I'll post it at the end of the week, so
if you have the time, definitely listen to it and let me know what you think of the
changes, I really appreciate the comments. TF
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
fairy beth said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
ah fantastic
yeah- its a total crime that this was overlooked. GREAT
lyrics, lovely bouncy guitar playing...sweet vocals. Really
nice folk song. Wish it was longer!
Check out my latest song called Message No.1 - David Gwynne
thinkingfrog said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
ah thanks
Hey, thanks so much, I don't know how to get people to listen to my songs,
they always seem to get lost in the flood of other songs. There were some
alternate lyrics and sections to this song, but I sort of liked it as a simple one-
-I'll post the alternate lyrics if you like, you're welcome to try a version of it--I
just listend to a couple of your songs, you have a beautiful voice,. I'll do
another longer version someday after I record my other songs. Anyway,
thanks for listening, TF
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
blamm said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
nice.
I have no idea what this song was about..must listen again I guess...but it's already stuck in my head. You got a great sound on that guitar, btw. Very clean recording and crisp vocals. Thanks for the tune!
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
thinkingfrog said 5081 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
nice.
haha, thanks. Try Mary Alice, I always catch my family and friends humming that one, they complain about it often. Nice to hear about the guitar, recording classical guitar and getting a nice sound has been difficult. I'm posting another folk song, "Remember the good," this weekend, let me know what you think. TF
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
garodaro said 5081 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
your best work
hey man...I've listed to almost all your stuff. The Zelda song was simply awesome. Nevertherless, I feel that "I Knew Then" is the best. Short and sweet, something about this one just gels together. It all seems to fit, whereas some of your other songs seem to have extra syllables and words crammed in at various times. It's like clutter. This one is just pure and simple...i like the melody. the mood is just sentimental enough without going overboard. the little details really bring this alive. God job, man.
Check out my latest song called Golden Road, Version 2
thinkingfrog said 5079 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
your best work
Thanks a lot. I didn't think people would like this song as much as the others, but hey, simplicity, what can you do? I might release another song along the same simple lines as this tomorrow called "Remember the Good," so be sure to check it out. TF
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
EdensEve said 5080 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
like Paul McCartney, in the best ways
This is a wonderful ditty that reminds me of Paul McCartney.
Wonderful in its straight forward simpleness and purity. Very
very good.
thinkingfrog said 5079 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
like Paul McCartney, in the best ways
Hey, thanks a lot. Man, wish I had McCartney's voice though...
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
TobinMueller said 5079 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Charming, honest, wonderful
Really nice. I like the writing, the delivery, the lyrics. Very
solid melody. Sometimes it seems like you need to spit out
too many lyrics in a line (the "pictures of you" repeat). But it
is so charming, to honest, so nice. Very good track and
song.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
thinkingfrog said 5079 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Charming, honest, wonderful
Wow, I really appreciate all these comments, thanks so much. I've got tons more, a lot of them already recorded, so keep listening.
Check out my latest song called Sacred Hearts
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