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3. Leiza Michaels - The Older You Get
Lyrics
The Older You Get
Intro
When I was so much younger
And life's carpet was rolled out
I chased the golden dragon
Without an ounce of doubt
With confidence and gusto
Growing up just went too fast
I ran across the rainbows
Seeking nothing that would last

But then the days grew longer
And the nights sang their own song
And now I've grown to wonder
Where it all just went so wrong
Forever isn't always
With an everlasting sigh
I left my nest behind me
To become a bird that flies
Musical intro BASS LINE

The older you get
The more you regret
So baby just please
Help me to forget
Because I wanna be me
I wanna turn the page
And set myself free
My life's been a check
That never came through
The feelings I had
Had always been true
You know I wanna be me
I wanna turn the page
And set myself free
(bridge)
But I know I was wrong
So I'm singing this song
Just to tell you
I've rearranged my view
Take a look at me now
Just watch me take a bow
Cause I'm the one who's
Paid off my I.O.U.'s
(16 bar instrumental break)
(bridge)
But I know I was wrong
So I'm singing this song
Just to tell you
I've rearranged my views
Take a look at me now
Just watch me take a bow
Cause I'm the one who's
Paid off my I.O.U.'s

I'm leaving my past
I'm free at last
My mind's all made up
Don't get lost in the facts
You know I wanna be me
I wanna turn the page
And set myself free
Short Song Description:
female independence
Long Song Description:
The originally written lyrics were all about a relationship, but literally on the night before recording, Leiza & Jay huddled together at our hotel in Nashville and radically changed the tenor and concept of the entire song to be about female independence. We're both pleased with the result.
Story Behind the Song:
© 2020 Starburst Music Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. All music & lyrics co-written by Leiza Michaels and Jay Carney. Thank you to our fabulous team: Dave Francis - Upright Bass, Recording Producer, backup vocals on Some Kinda Girl, Tommy Harden - Drums & Percussion, Catherine Marx - Keyboards, Kerry Marx - Electric Guitar, Jim Hoke - Saxophones & Chromatic Harmonica, Paul Mullen -Co-writer on Some Kinda Girl and overall collaborator, Marv Treutel - Recording Engineer. Nathaniel Jones - Final Mix/Mastering Engineer, Photography shot at Fountainview, WPB by Mary Stucchi, Stylist JK Feldman.
Lyric Credits: Carney/Michaels
Music Credits: Carney/Michaels
Producer Credits: Dave Francis
Publisher Credits: StarburstRecords
Performance Credits: Leiza Michaels
Label Credits: StarburstRecords
Song Length: 4:09
Primary Genre: Jazz-Standards
Secondary Genre: Jazz-Classic
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Subject Matter 2: Determination
Mood 1: Composed
Mood 2: Pleased
Similar Artist 1: Amy Winehouse
Similar Artist 2: Ella Fitzgerald
Language: English
Era: 1940 - 1949