Goodbye Old Friend (2009) – Demo

I wrote this a while back and it always stuck in my head as a song that I might be able to use someday. It’s about a specific person I know from home but that’s all I’ll say. I’d like to put it forward as a possible song for the E.P. although I do not think it is strong enough just yet. This is yet another song I wrote when I was discovering American country/folk music.

I spent most of tonight recording layer after layer to build up a song that was pretty basic to begin with. In the end I realized that all I needed was four tracks. Voice, guitar, bass and a little lead. Simple is best.

Good Bye Old Friend – C. Dempsey 2009

Goodbye old friend and ghosts of good times past,
You faded through the years and disappeared at last,
Now you’re a stranger I know every thing about,
Looking for a reason and finding shadows of the past.

Everything is changing,
Everything but you,
When darkness falls inside my heart I go walking back to you.

Na Na Na Na Na

You’re better as a memory, less now as a friend,
I look to where you used to be, these phantom pains won’t end,
Then you go and lose yourself to a safer side of life,
Like a pleasant dream that leaves you in the darkest part of night.

Everything is changing,
Everything but you,
When darkness falls inside my heart I go walking back to you.

Na Na Na Na Na

What we had was a house of cards,
That we built in bars all around this town,
Mother’s ruin, long afternoons,
Hearts confessed, times I won’t forget, no I won’t forget at all.

Na Na Na Na Na

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