Ground Floor, Freeport

Forever Ago

Words and Music by Tom Acousti

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Horns by Scotty Huff

Song Lyric

Forever Ago

Words and Music by Tom Acousti

There’s a photograph glued to a page
Frozen in time and defying its age
And I’m laughin’ at nothin’
And pushin’ your swing
Was I ever so sure of anything

Forever ago
It’s been such a long time
But not long enough
To make you all mine
But too long to believe
That we could ever be so
Forever ago


So we leave our forevers behind
For some dumb young couple to find
And play with like babies so safe
In the arms of a lie
Doesn’t that sound just like you and I

Forever ago
It’s been such a long time
But not long enough
To make you all mine
But too long to believe
That we could ever be so
Forever ago
Forever ago



© DNR Records / Tom Acousti 2001 “all rights reserved”

"Laughin' at nothin' and pushin' your swing... was I ever so sure of anything"

"In the arms of a lie,
Doesn’t that sound just like you and I"

"There's a photograph glued to a page...frozen in time and defying its age"

About the Song

The opening line of this song hung around on a hotel napkin for a long while. When I finally tried singing it with a piano underneath, that single first line informed the rest of the song’s lyric, which is very simple… and so, too, the music. It wrote itself, fast.


I was feeling my own aging while writing this… becoming old enough to have memories so old that they can’t be trusted. Did this or that ever happen? Is there any amount of “time” that could reverse this or that?


The aging theme is also built in by way of that first line too. “There’s a photograph glued to a page.” Photos on paper?  THAT was FORVER AGO. For the youngsters listening: Long ago, we had these things called photographs that people would glue to the pages of a big book called a photo album. You couldn’t search it. You couldn’t sort. You just sat on the couch every few years and endured going through it.

About the Recording

Scotty Huff

Horns

Kevin Teel

Electric Guitar
& Cool loop