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1 Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:20 pm

runawayhorses


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Who draws the crowd and plays so loud,
Baby it's the guitar man.
Who's gonna steal the show, you know
Baby it's the guitar man,

He can make you laugh, he can make you cry
He will bring you down, then he'll get you high
Somethin' keeps him goin', miles and miles a day
To find another place to play.

Night after night who treats you right,
Baby it's the guitar man
Who's on the radio, you go listen
To the guitar man

Then he comes to town, and you see his face,
And you think you might like to take his place
Somethin' keeps him driftin' miles and miles away
Searchin' for the songs to play.

Then you listen to the music and you like to sing along,
You want to get the meaning out of each and ev'ry song
Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own
And take them home.

He can make you love, he can get you high
He will bring you down, then he'll make you cry
Somethin' keeps him movin', but no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go.

Then the lights begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin
But he never seems to notice he's just got to find
Another place to play,
Anyway got to play, anyway Got to play.

2 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:18 am

rosco 357


Veteran
72 i was home from basic training and AIT and was working in my first machine shop, and i remember this song well,

3 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:03 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
My real love for this song can be summarized in this lyric:

"Then the lights begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin
But he never seems to notice he's just got to find
Another place to play,"

It reminds me of my Dad. He was a musician. He played the trumpet his entire life. All through his high-school years in bands, and he also went to college at UF (Gators) and played. He was a Gators fan through and through.

He also played in the Army band when they sent him to Germany. When he returned he went immediately to work with his dad, that was a sheetmetal man that owned his own shop. He also managed to play in our towns symphony orchestra, classical stuff, you know. The "Christmas" special concert was always a favorite of mine, very cozy with nice people all around in such a beautiful and quite theater. very surreal.

I remember many times as a little boy sitting next to my Mom in the theater at a concert watching my dad play with nice comfortable chairs, lush beautiful surroundings, I was so proud of him, I was so happy. I would after and hr or so, eventually fall asleep with my head on my Moms shoulder listening to the beautiful music, I was so comfortable and relaxed with no problems on my mind, totally free, everything was right with the world.

Many years later when he was older he also played in our city community band.

Well, to cut to the chase to my original point as I started this post, my Dad got too old and couldn't play anymore, it bothered him very much, he tried hard to get it back but never could. It wasn't his fault, his body was just getting to old and he couldn't play the trumpet anymore like he used to. I saddened me to see that happen to him.

He was aware I had this forum although never read it, he wouldn't have minded at all I shared that with you.

God bless you Dad, I miss you..

4 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:15 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Tyler, that was a beautiful Memory, thanks for Sharing /.God Bless from me~

5 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:29 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
Thank you Gypsy.

I didn't mean to get too deep emotionally, on second thought, maybe I did..Its necessary sometimes.


Thanks

6 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:27 pm

rosco 357


Veteran
i just read this as i lost my cookies and missed some post, but what a great story and memory.
its always hard to loose abilities, it comes with age, i am not that old, but more things hurt now than they use to, and i find it harder to just get motivated to do things, like i need to fix the fence, or paint some, im off this week, but i find it harder to do, but i am having new steal garage doors put up wed. i will be glad,but im not doing it, lol, im hiring them done..i remember my dad knew he would not live, he pushed us to finish the porch at the lake where we eat, he wanted it finished so he could enjoy it some before he got to bad.. i thought that but my mom told me the same thing,, since my divorce i find it hard to really listen to many songs, so i listen to sports radio, while my drive to work, and back, thanks for that post tyler, i enjoyed it, more than u know, take care

7 Re: Bread - Guitar Man (1972 - Lyrics) on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:32 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
Thanks rosco. Your post was nice too.

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