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Ain't Life Grand

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An Alternative Country song that I wrote to address a couple of the trials we face in life....Divorce, War and Loss. The title Ain't Life Grand is more a sarcastic way that someone might use to describe how these things affected them.

The song starts out showing both sides of a divorce in a minimal but still meaningful way and then moves on to a Baby being born while it's Father is away at war. The Mother dies in childbirth and the Father gets a call to tell him of his new Son and the loss of his Wife. As he is having to deal with this happy and tragic information, he is pulled back into the war.

This tune is more of an album cut instead of a single, based on the fact that is a little over 6 minutes long but I kept it the way it was because i could not bear to cut it up into something smaller and less meaningful.

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AIN'T LIFE GRAND
words and music by David Allen Slater / BMI
Copyright © 2009 by David Allen Slater
Written overnight from July 10th to July 11th, 2009

ON A LITTLE PLOT OF LAND
UPON A HILL
THERE SAT A MAN WHO WAS SO STILL
HE WAS THINKIN' BOUT THE WAY IT USED TO BE
AND HOW EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED
THEN SUDDENLY THE SKY OPENED UP
AND BEGAN TO RAIN
AND HE WAS GONE

OUTSIDE OF TOWN
LAYS A WEDDING BAND
ALL BY ITSELF WITHOUT A HAND
SEEMS HE LEFT IT THERE FOR HER TO FIND
BEFORE HE WALKED AWAY
THEN SUDDENLY THE SKY OPENED UP
AND BEGAN TO RAIN
AS SHE MOVED ON

SOMETIMES THIS WORLD IS A BITTER PLACE
AND SOMETIMES IT'S YOUR SAVING GRACE
YOU NEVER KNOW JUST WHAT IT HAS IN STORE
AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT IT MADE
A CLOUD ROLLS IN TO BRING THE RAIN
AND CHANGES ALL THE PLANS YOU HAD BEFORE
YEAH AIN'T LIFE GRAND

A BABY'S BORN
ON A WINTER'S DAY
JUST AS HIS MOMMA STARTS TO FADE AWAY
AND DADDY'S GONE ACROSS THE SEA
TO FIGHT A WAR FOR YOU AND ME
THEN SUDDENLY THE SKY OPENED UP
WITH A COLD, COLD RAIN
AND SHE WAS GONE

HE GETS THE CALL
ON A RADIO
WHILE HE'S STILL STATIONED SO FAR FROM HOME
AND ON THIS DAY YOUR SON WAS BORN
BUT GOD YOU KNOW THEY TRIED
THEN SUDDENLY THE SKY OPENED UP
AND BEGAN TO RAIN
AS THE WAR RAGED ON

SOMETIMES THIS WORLD IS A BITTER PLACE
AND SOMETIMES IT'S YOUR SAVING GRACE
YOU NEVER KNOW JUST WHAT IT HAS IN STORE
AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT IT MADE
A CLOUD ROLLS IN TO BRING THE RAIN
AND CHANGES ALL THE PLANS YOU HAD BEFORE
YEAH AIN'T LIFE GRAND

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from Influenced, released August 15, 2009

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David Allen Slater Ringgold, Georgia

David Allen Slater is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, who successfully released his self-produced debut CD, Influenced, on August 15, 2009

David's music has been promoted by Windows7, Signal Radio FM, Acoustic Alternative Radio, Chicago's own The Edge On Air and Alternate Revolt Magazine & 42 guitar compilation CD's. He is currently working on a new CD.
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