When You're Old

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Written: 16th July 2010 - 28th? December 2010
Recorded: 29th September 2011 - 12th November 2011

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In the darkened city, patterned by its railway lines
Divided by its river into sides
One against the other, maybe it flows east to west
Maybe they fight for what is best

Experiments in the light, shifting shadows till something feels right
Move in closer, focus in
Bring the camera
Begin

When you're old, it's passed you by, that's just the definition
Maybe you took hold, maybe it passed you by

Two rivals in the dark, turn on the light and see who is winning
What's the score?
Who's living best?

It's the one who's in the dark
Didn't know it's a competition
Maybe you took hold, maybe it passed you by

When you're old, it's passed you by, that's just the definition
Maybe you took hold, maybe it passed you by

credits

from Leaving Town, released December 3, 2011
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Bass, Percussion

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Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

“From Neil Young... by way of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, to Arab Strap, without the charming vulgarity”
-The Herald

"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
-Scots Whay Hae

"Jack James may be doomed"
-The List
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