Too Many Love Songs (Chapter 2 of LifeLongLove)

from by JackBrown

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This is Chapter 2 in my collection of songs: LifeLongLove

Setting: The big anniversary party starts in about an hour and I should be getting ready but here I am reminiscing about another party long long ago. I see myself holding a 16oz. red plastic SOLO cup that's half full of flat beer. Smell of smoke from the bonfire. My buddy Ray (I'll tell you about him some other day) displays a rare moment of seriousness by posing some surprising questions . . .
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i was 17 when my best friend came to me and said
“do you think that some day you’ll fall in love?
will you end up getting married, pushing babies in a carriage?
can you ever see yourself all grown-up?”

and i said: i don’t think about it but i could live without it
who says that’s how life is supposed to go?
i know you believe that “love is all you need”
‘cause you listen TOO much to the radio

you’ve heard too many love songs
they’re filling your head
you’ve heard too many love songs my friend
i’m not ready yet

i won’t be tied down
i won’t lose myself
my life won’t be bound
to someone else

think of all those cheesy movies and silver screen beauties saying,
“now that I’ve found you, my life’s complete”
we know it’s fabricated or at least exaggerated
they’re selling the same old lame fantasy

you've heard too many love songs
they can’t all be true
you’ve heard too many love songs, my friend
it's fine for you

but i won’t be tied down
i won’t lose myself
my life won’t be bound
to someone else
i don’t wanna drown
in some wishing well
my life won't be bound
to someone else

i sound like i’m a cynic but hang on just a minute
it was all a future scene that i couldn’t see
i never said ‘never’ but, love? come on whatever
it was last thing on my mind when i was 17
when i was 17


from LifeLongLove (my story in 15 chapters), track released February 17, 2017
(Garageband Demo)



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Jack Brown makes music and tells stories in New York City.

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