12. Yesterday’s Moon

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

San Diego photographer, Dennis Andersen, mentioned to me one night that he was exhausted. He had been up the previous night getting that evening’s moon photographs uploaded to the internet. Why the rush? Because no one wants to look at …

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11. Paper Thin

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

During rehearsal the band complained that I needed “something different.” Well, here it is. I wrote this song after catching the last seconds of a radio news show where the broadcaster mentioned something was “paper thin.” The drum beat was …

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01. That’s Just Me

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

I wrote this song as an encore song to my “Fingerprints” CD Release Party in 2013.   Walkin’ down the street just pulled my body out of bed Got Keens on my feet A Panama hat perched on my head …

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09. She Walked Away

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

Domestic violence was in the headlines, compliments of the NFL. She walked away from his beatings From his love and all his drunken [C]nights   Chorus She walked away She walked away Never walked away from anything in her life …

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02. On Country Roads

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

I grew up in central Indiana and in a five minute drive you can be out in the country. Visiting my family for Christmas 2013 I returned home and wrote this song, my first song of 2014. She always talked …

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03. Maralee

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

After listening to a folk musician at a local open mic I came home and wrote the music to this song. The next morning I worked on the lyrics, recalling an interview I had heard with a soldier who said …

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10. Lucky Me

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

I realized the album had no love songs. I pulled out this song from 2011 and reworked the lyrics. It’s one of the first songs I wrote for my girlfriend, Susan. You walked straight into my darkness You brought light …

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13. Life Your Own Way

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

Another song where I had the music for a while before I found the lyrics. After watching the “Mad Men” episode “Monolith” one night, the next morning the words came out.   They say, you’re living life all wrong I …

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05. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

The Ferguson, Missouri unrest sparked this song, although, it speaks of much more than just one incident. Hands up, don’t shoot You don’t have to die Being black is not a crime Hands up, don’t shoot Hands up don’t shoot …

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08. Growing Up Rock & Roll

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

I remembered standing on a grade school playground in 1968, holding a portable transistor radio to my ear and listening to The Beatles’ “Lady Madonna.” When we were young we all wanted to be Elvis The way he swayed his …

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