Songs That (oddly but surely) Make Me Smile: “OLD BEFORE MY TIME” by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (2003)

“…When I Was Younger

I Thought I’d Rule The World

It Was An Oyster At My Feet

Dancing To My Own Drum

Fishing Out The Pearls

Wish I Would Have Been Much More Discreet

I’ve Lived A Lifetime

Acting Out A Part

Its Been A Long, Uphill-Climb

Now All The Things That Used To Mean So Much To Me

Have Made Me Old Before My Time. …”

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OLD BEFORE MY TIMEIs A Truly Amazing Jam From The 2003 AlbumHITTIN’ THE NOTEBy The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND !!!

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While Some People Sincerely Feel This Song…

OLD BEFORE MY TIME

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Is Just Damned Depressing…

…I’ve Always Been Able To Derive My Own Pleasure From It.

More Than Anything, It Reminds Me Of My Father.

He’s A Rather Stout Fellow…

…And He Doesn’t Let Things Get To Him Like They Would Some Other Folks.

But This Song Can Almost Bring Him To Tears.

And It Does The Same To Me.

Not In A Bad Way, Though.

More Of A Highly Thoughtful And Contemplative Way.

Life Can Be Rather Crazy/Cruel/Odd/Quirky/Scary/Wonderful/Blissful/Etc Etc…

…And It’s Songs Like This One That Really Bring It All Into Perspective.

I Don’t Find This Song Depressing.

I Find It Oddly Uplifting.

It Really Could Be The Story Of My Life.

It Really Could Be The Story Of A Lot Of Our Lives.

Released In 2003…

HITTIN’ THE NOTE

…Is Very Likely My FAVE-FAVE Album From…

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Of ALL-TIME.

Yes, I Know…

…They’ve Been Around Since The 1960s…

…And Many People Would Say Their Best Work All Came Before The Death Of DUANE ALLMAN, The Former Lead-Guitarist.

And Perhaps That’s True.

But It’s Just Personal Opinion.

To ME…

…This Album Is Their Very Best Work.

It’s Crisp.

It’s Soulful.

It’s Amazingly Wonderfully Beautiful.

The Songs Simply Dig Deep Inside You And Make You Think About What’s Being Sung To You.

The Lyrics Are Absolutely PRICELESS.

Period.

If You’ve Not Heard Of The Album…

…Which I’m Sure A Lot Of Y’all Haven’t…

…Then I’d Suggest Making It Next On Your…

"I've Gotta Check This Out!"

…Music List.

You’re Not Likely To Find A Better Album Out There.

If You Trust Me At All, My Peeps, When It Comes To Music, Or Movies, Or Books, Or Whatever…

…Then PLEASE Trust Me Now.

I Sincerely LOVE Me Some…

ALLMAN BROTHERS

…And This Song…

OLD BEFORE MY TIME

…Is A Highlight Jam From A Truly Amazing Album.

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Well, Kiddies, FRIDAY Has Arrived!

Are You Simply STOKED!?!?

GREAT!!!

MEEE ALSO!!!

Please Take Care Of Yourselves, My Peeps.

Someone’s Gotta Do It…

…So It Might As Well Be You.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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4 responses to “Songs That (oddly but surely) Make Me Smile: “OLD BEFORE MY TIME” by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (2003)

  1. Things which inspire us are a kind of magic all their own. I don’t find it ironic or strange that a supposedly sad song makes you happy sometimes–it seems like the blues is all about that, so why not blues influenced Southern rock?

    As far as their best work being behind them, well, I don’t know enough about the Allmans to comment on that (although I know one of them banged Cher for a while), but I know other artists whose later, less-regarded stuff I personally like better. Bob Dylan comes immediately to mind. Johnny Cash as well.

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    • You Are A Truly Wise Dude, RK.
      Your Comments Are ALWAYS Mucho Appreciated.
      Thanks For Stickin’ With Me In All This.
      You Take It Easy, Sir, And Enjoy Your Weekend.
      Catch Me L8r! πŸ™‚
      -BRAD

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