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an older tune. open D tuning
I've never had this experience but I can imagine losing a child could pretty much take all the light out of your life. I wonder how folks feel who have lost theirs to causes that so many have called worthless mistakes.
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I am an old man
I came over here from an old land
I worked real hard
Saved my pay
Took it all and bought a home one day

In '65 I gave my son
to a thng called Vietnam
Way back then I kept my head held high
Now all I do is wonder why
and say

Damn the time
Damn the years that left me lonely

My time is short
I reminisce
Was there any good reason for the things I did
It's too late to turn back now
And all I do is wonder why
and say

Damn the time
Damn the years that left me lonely
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Hits: 3549
Comments: 28
Fans: 9
Plays: 154
Downloads: 153
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Oct 21, 2007 - 04:06:30 PM
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2007 - 04:06:30 PM Last Played: Apr 11, 2019 - 02:30:26 AM
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Hardware:
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Comments
Moviz said 4266 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
I love
this song and your vocal is superb. The lyrics are wonderful and your guitar playing is excellent accompaniment. Great song, regards M
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pablatone said 4266 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
thank you
On the guitar I double tracked it. with the second one I played it right in front of the monitor so it got a little feedback and rattle goin. It was one of those happy accidents.
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Godchaser said 4266 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Wonderful song.
Love the lyrics and simple delivery.Your vocal style and sound in combination with your guitar playing mesh so well together.Could have been a song from the 60's and nobody would be the wiser.Yet another fine posting that was much enjoyed.

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pablatone said 4265 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
thank you Chase
I don't try to sound like the sixties, but certain things just sound right to my ear, so I have to go with them. This song was also recorded on tape so that probably helps it get that sound.I'm not really sure if I can get away from that and still like what I'm doing.
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said 4265 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Great and Effective !
Paul, this is a really wonderful song, the guitar work here seems Country-Western type, i love your vocal as always .. This song express many of fathers feelings who lost their children in a bad situation just like what happened in Iraq war .. Loved This Piece My Friend
Well Done !



perceptualvortex said 4265 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Superb
I love that guitar playing, it's very intricate and gentle and mixes just right with your singing. Plus, of course, really good songwriting with real emotion.
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gail60 said 4264 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
sad and emotional
This is a great song. Your heartfelt thoughts and emotions ran deep throughout. I cannot imagine what losing a child feels like either but I think you did a superb job explaining it. Thanks for sharing this.
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pablatone said 4264 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
Thank guys,
I'm glad you liked it.
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said 4263 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
Wow
love this Its a great sog for our time. To many worthless deaths. The guitar on this is great I would love to just see you play this. Your singing is great also enjoyed this alot thanks for sharing!
pablatone said 4262 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
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ouch, I don't know that worthless deaths is what I'm trying to convey. I think the human experience is a lot more complicated than that. War sucks, but a lot of things suck. Not the least of which are Maniacs with power.
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Joe Brady said 4262 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
Thanks for this.
Wow, great pickin' and great feel to the vocal; very comfortable listen. I think I'll have to put this one on my iPod. Great song.
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pablatone said 4261 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
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you are very welcome! I really glad you liked it.
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Dj French Toast said 4261 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
Dude !
Killer ! Bro .....downloaded and appritiated ...such powerful lyrics and wonderful vocal and sweet guitar work
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Feter said 4259 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
I am an old man
this is a gorgeous pickin and lyrics and all
such gem my friend ..!!
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TobinMueller said 4257 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
Excellent
A perfect Rathskeller performance captured. Even the faded seems a perfect fit.
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pablatone said 4257 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
thank you,
thank you, thank you!!
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TripeWagon said 4240 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Pure Quality.
We endorse you.
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pablatone said 4240 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
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hey pissflap! glad you liked it.
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timothy devine said 4239 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
I'm an old man too
Feeling that way sometimes...
it helps with the guitar though.
Nice playing.

sad tune...bout your son...
I was a boy in 65,9yrs old
the Beatles were all over the place and I remember the way the boys names who died in nam, use to scroll at the end of the news on TV
i hated it
hated it
and still do

I feel lonely listening to this song.

I hope you have
peace
at times
more peace to you my friend
tim
what a great sounding record

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pablatone said 4239 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
OK wait a second!
this isn't a biographical song. I was just imagining what it might be like for someone. My son is fine. Thanks for listening Tim don't stay down for long, if you got kids let em know how dear they are to you. Man, I hope like hell I don't outlive mine, that's got to be the worst.
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timothy devine said 4237 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
ooops
still a great tune.
You had me fooled with the emotion of the lyric.
nice job
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said 4225 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Wow....
Magnificent work bro! Insightful lyrics. Beautiful guitar playing. Really fine vocal performance. This one has it all....From one old man to another: KUDOS!

Be well friend!


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paularenson said 4171 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Lovely song
I also write and wrote about wars like Vietnam....yours is a wonderful tune and theme.I was almost drafted. If I had been, well, anyway, the song hits home.

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pablatone said 4170 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Thanks guys
I'm glad this tune touches you folks. Thanks for the ear.
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willnlf said 4077 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
You tell
a great story and the guitar is beautiful. Really a lot of feeling in this song. I have three sons. Can't imagine losing one.
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said 4029 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
I am an old man
pablatone this sounds wonderful and your vocals are fantastic.
You Rock ! I love your voice. This brought tears to my eyes too.
the lyrics are sooo emotional.

Peace Dee xx
pablatone said 4019 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
thank you Dee
I truely don't know where this stuff comes from
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rockstar89 said 2843 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
Great playing
Wonderful playing. Love the Open D tuning. A sad song that makes you think.
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