Firein' all cylinders

by shortfatoldbaldwhitebloke

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About "Firein' all cylinders"
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I used a sampled organ riff that I've adjusted and played the bass, drums and horns on a keyboard. I kept it simple as I was trying not to do the wall-of-sounds-and-effects I've done in the past.
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re-released 26/2/17

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Lyrics
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It's not so long ago that I was firein' all cylinders most of the time,
winding it up, never mind never mind.
While I was still breathing you just might find me firein' all cylinders most of the time.
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But now it's,
How's the rheumatism old man, I've got a killer thumb.
It used to give me triplets, now it gives me pain.
But I still get a buzz from showing off, it's not all done on line.
There's always more to get off on if we just get out and try.
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So now I'm,
cruising all cylinders most of the time, not winding it up but taking my time.
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It's then the aches and pains go away and i feel like a group when it's storming, but interrupt my train of thought and it's,
What was the question again.
We've lost a lot of special folk and each day grows dearer, cos it could be me and it could be now and could you please speak clearer.
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Cos I'm,
cruising all cylinders most of the time, not winding it up but taking my time.
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Well I didn't agree when I was told I hoped to die before I got old.
I though the trick was to survive, to live the dream, to stay alive.
All the love and loss I own is mulch that feeds the way I've grown.
So many moments have flown past, now I want them all to last.
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Cos I'm,
cruising all cylinders most of the time, not winding it up, never mind never mind.
While I'm still breathing you just might find me cruising all cylinders most of the time.
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Now I take the time to small the air and understand what might be there.
i still get a buzz from what might come and enthuse with those that create fun and care fig, a jot, a damn, about injustice greed and spam.
And try and do what can be done within myself and under the Sun.
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Whilst I'm
cruising all cylinders most of the time. Not winding it up, take my time, take my time.
cruising all cylinders most of the time. Not winding it up, take my time, take my time.
cruising all cylinders most of the time. Not winding it up, take my time, take my time.
Firein' all cylinders some of the time whilst winding it up but still taking my time.

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released July 26, 2016
Words, composition and vocals - John Bland

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