"Bad Ol' Days" as written by and Will Hoge Dylan Altman....
Driving to work in a brand new suit
Eight dollar cup of coffee and a hundred dollar shoes
Wife, two kids, big house, no worries
Man, I'm doing alright

See a kid on the corner with a girl on each arm
Nothing in his pockets but he's turning on the charm
Bloodshot eyes and last night's clothes
He stumbles in a cab, it's like looking at my ghost

Time moves faster every day
Looking back still brings a smile to my face
The women and whiskey and wicked ways
Sometimes I long for those bad ol' days

Came home from work and it's dinner and wine
Put the kids down to bed, shut it down by nine
Try to make my wife laugh
Maybe I'll get lucky tonight

Time moves faster every day
Looking back still brings a smile to my face
The women and whiskey and wicked ways
Sometimes I long for those bad ol' days

Here in the dark where the whole world's quiet
I think of those days where if you had it I'd try it
Even if you could sell it now I wouldn't buy it
I wouldn't change one thing

Time moves faster every day
Looking back still brings a smile to my face
The women and whiskey and wicked ways
Sometimes I long for those bad ol' days
Is it wrong to long for those bad ol' days

Oh, the bad ol' days

Sometimes I long for those bad ol', bad ol' days

Oh, the bad ol' days


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"Bad Old Days" as written by Will Hoge Dylan Altman

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    My OpinionMany of Will Hoge's songs are based in his own life, albeit some are more fictionalized than others. I saw one of his live shows in Chattanooga, Tennessee not long after he debuted this song, almost a year before the album was released, and he more or less said that it's about himself, touring the country with a crazy band, before meeting his wife. Of course, it's a bit of an everyman song, no doubt relatable by many men who have settled down into a stable life after their own bad ol' days.

    Thematically, this is something Hoge has visited before, such as "Too Old To Die Young" from the Number Seven album. It reminds me a bit of John Mellencamp, songs like "Cherry Bomb" and "Little Pink Houses", reflecting fondly on younger, more carefree times.
    AmonostDoriathon November 04, 2013   Link

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