MEMORIES - lyrics and music by Richard C. Tollini (Kluso) Ac2007

Distant declarations bring a cold December flood
So... I'm going home to California
You're calling me now, You're calling me

Light another cigarette, it seems to pass the time
The broken cup exposes where all the stains have dried
So, we're gonna see now what's it gonna be

You say our father's flame is burning silver, gold and red
Like the snowball frames on a movie reel that slowly melt away -
On a sunny day On a sunny day

Sidewalk racing boats navigate an early summer rain
Mother clears the table and brushes all the crumbs away
With her memories....along with her memories

Wanderings set our hearts on fire like driving in a burning car
The golden moments seem to slowly fade away
And even when we find our way home, it will never be the same
We're all gonna have to deal with this someday

The cold slate gray of a winter's day clouds our father's face
and I find myself in the midst of the life of Updike's Mr. Bech and his miseries, all his misery

I see my stained reflection shining in my children's eyes
But somehow even a 5-pin can stand up against the rage of life

Well we're gonna see now - what it's gonna be
with our memories
we live with our memories
All our memories
we live with our memories
Lyrics Credits: Richard C. Tollini (Kluso)
Music Credits: Richard C. Tollini (Kluso)
Producer Credits: Richard C. Tollini (Kluso)
Publisher Credits: n/a
Performance Credits: KLUSO
Label Credits: BotE Productions
Short Song Description:
Looking back to our "wonder years"
Long Song Description:
This song came from the passing of my father in Dec 2006.. we're all going to die someday and in this lifetime all we have to hold on to is the memeories of our life with our loved ones...
Story Behind the Song:
I started this song about 2 or 3 months after my father died and finished it fairly quickly but never completed the recording until just recently.. John Updike's passing and the reference to his book I was reading when my father passed away was the inspir
Song Length: 3:26
Primary Genre: Pop-Easy Listening
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Father
Subject Matter 2: History, Past
Similar Artist 1: Wilco
Similar Artist 2: Neil Young
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later