"Slow Slow Tune" as written by and James Edward Olliges Jr....
Slow, not the meter of today
But I'm not singing for night anyway
This slow, slow tune

You, somewhere in the future listening
I hope the present for you is glistening
With notes that ring so true
This slow slow tune
Slow, slow tune

Slow, daddy's playing just for you
The tempo's right, I'm in a mellow mood
This slow, slow tune

God'll radiate the gold
God'll radiate the gold
God'll radiate the gold
Whoooo, ooooo

True, daddy is singing just for you
Do you hear 'em baby anymore?
Now that you've outgrown this slow, slow tune

Cold, wear for me all you own
You decide the pace, you set the tone
Your future now your own
This slow, slow tune
Slow, slow tune


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"Slow Slow Tune" as written by James Edward Olliges Jr

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI think it's pretty obviously "Got to radiate the gold" and not "God radiate the gold". I think we need a new version of the lyrics because whoever did this wasn't listening very well.
    tikalalon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBought the album, here's the real lyrics from the handbook.

    Slow. Not the meter of today
    but I'm not singing you know anyway
    this slow slow tune

    You. Somewhere in the future listening
    I hope the present for you's glistening
    With notes that ring so true
    This slow slow tune

    Slow. Daddy's playing just for you
    The tempo's right, I'm in a mellow mood
    This slow slow tune

    Gotta radiate the gold (x2)
    Gotta radiate the gold. Ooh. oh oh

    True. Daddy's singin just for you
    But do you hear him baby anymore?
    Now that you've outgrown- this slow slow tune
    Grown with a meter all your own
    You decide the pace you set the tone
    The future now you own!
    The slow slow tune
    Slow slow tune
    Mac3030on June 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAfter all the guitar freakouts from the perfect new album Circuital fade out (as if that could ever happen), this bittersweet paean to fatherhood will stand out in my mind. The lyrics are some of the most beautiful MMJ have ever written, in my humble opinion, and I can´t stop listening to it! This could double as a passing of the torch, so to speak, to a future generation.
    StupidIntellectualon July 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am fairly certain that instead of "The temple's right, I'm in a mellow moon" it should be "The tempo's right, I'm in a mellow mood". Could be wrong but seems more fitting. Beautiful song.
    halesddon May 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd like to see some comments about the lyric, "Gotta radiate the gold." If I thought about it long enough I might be able to come up with a possible meaning. Help me out folks.
    dpepper73on September 01, 2015   Link

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