"Old Old Fashioned" as written by and Grant David Hutchison David Kennedy....
I'll turn off the TV
It's killing us, we never speak
There's a radio in the corner
It's dying to make a scene

So give me soft, soft static
With a human voice underneath
And we can both get old fashioned
Put the brakes on these fast, fast wheels

Oh, let's get old fashioned
Back to how things used to be
If I get old, old fashioned
Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

Put the wall clock in the top drawer
Turn off the lights so we can see
We will waltz across the carpet
1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3

So give me the soft, soft static
Of the open fire and the shuffle of our feet
We can both get old fashioned
Do it like they did in '43

Oh, let's get old fashioned
Back to how things used to be
If I get old, old fashioned
Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

So give me soft, soft static
We won't need no electricity
If we both get old fashioned
We won't have to rely on our memories

Oh, let's get old fashioned
Back to how things used to be
If I get old, old fashioned
Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

Oh, let's get old fashioned
Back to how things used to be
If I get old, old fashioned
Would you get old, old fashioned with me?


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"Old Old Fashioned" as written by Grant David Hutchison David Kennedy

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  • +7
    General CommentI don't think it's about a plea to get back with someone, or even as much about getting back to a simpler time. I think he sees that the relationship is falling apart. I doubt their relationship started prior to TV, or that they didn't use electricity - its just that as their relationship has become more strained - they have relied on these things (i.e. TV) to pass the time in front of them. "It's killing us, we never speak"... healthy couples in good relationships speak; with or without a tv.

    It actually is a bit sad in someways. I picture two people sitting on opposite ends of a large couch watching American Idol or some crap - and he can't help but wonder if he shuts this off and drops a needle on an old record, could they conjure up the romance that they had for each other at the beginning.

    He even asks her, "Would you get old fashioned with me?" He is going out on a limb, as soon as he shuts that TV off - their relationship is vulnerable. What if she doesn't want to waltz, what if without the distractions act as filler in their relationship? Even the drum beat sort of reminds me of the nervous heartbeat one gets when your about to take a risk or in my case speak in public.

    Of course, the risk is worth taking every time - because if it is filler, if distraction glues what ever pieces of a relationship are left together - then its better to find out and move on.

    Great song, love the lyrics and the drums are just amazing.

    Just a different take on it I suppose
    BDanahy14on July 07, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti like this song, it is a break from those cheesy love songs we are hearing all thing time.
    i think he is longing for simplicity.
    he is clearly into this girl, and wants to go back to basics.

    'Turn off the lights so we can see'
    i like this line.
    i interperate it as get rid of all the materialistic shit so we can see eachother who who we are, honestly.
    just my thoughts :)
    graceyosullon June 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is clearly a longing for a simpler time... a sort of eulogy to the past, realizing that its gone but wanting to recreate it somehow.

    New technology and a fast-paced society can get overwhelming and at some point you just want to say enough is enough and get "Old, Old Fashioned." Great Song!
    gparklaon June 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcompletely agree with gparkla, a song about simpler times, about just turning the TV off and talking and having a little dance to the radio... great song.

    btw: Pretty sure the second line is "It's killing us, we never speak"
    Nabend1401on February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother idea:
    Isn't it "There's a radio in the corner, it's dieing to make us see" As in evoking mental images, fantasy, instead of the ready made images the TV serves you?
    Nabend1401on March 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can hear the johnny cash influence in this song
    figrabbiton October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like to view this song from a relationship standpoint.

    like it's a plea to get back together with someone.
    inafutureageon November 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'd say that song is about sex. Very straightforward, IMO...
    MrDecemberon November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is less about getting "back together" with someone (which implies that one was in a relationship with another, that relationship failed, and they want to get back together), but about reconnecting (as in they simply grew apart). I think the song is about a romantic relationship with someone, but the concept can be applied to many different relationships (for example, father and child, friends, ect.).
    RebeccaDeareston October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's more than a bit sad, I think. I agree with BDanahy, he feels the relationship dying, and he just wants things to go back to the way they were, but at the same time, he knows it's impossible. They're both relying on memories, the only reason they're still together is because they made each other happy at some point, and that's what he means when he says "old fashioned". He gets more and more desperate as the song goes on, he spurns electricity, as he pleads to get old fashioned
    bmrrrs324on October 18, 2011   Link

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