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© Michael Brooks, BMI
℗ 2013 Marshall Holland, BMI
Published by TuneCore Digital Music, BMI
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Recorded and produced by Marshall Holland

All Instrumentation and vocals by Marshall Holland

This song was originally performed by The Agents, a band from Monterey County, California during the early 1980s.

This song was written by Michael Brooks, the lead singer, guitarist, and main songwriter of the band. Long story short, my dad (Mike Holland) was the lead guitarist for this group, so this is how close to the band I am. Their music was one of the first I heard as a child and a major influence, indeed.

Brooks has written many great songs; he's a great songwriter, and has always been a great friend of our family. If it wasn't for Mike I probably wouldn't be influenced enough to start writing songs at an early age. So recording this rendition and adding it to the album is an honor.

I always liked the message of this one and the version of mine was heading toward the direction I wanted to go with the album, and I believe it fits perfectly. Great song, I had to put it at the top. I'd like to do a whole album of his songs if I could and "marshallize" them like this one.


We start our lives out so gallantly
So young in our hearts and minds
Then we gaze upon our destiny
With a rage of fire in our eyes

That lies so carefully
Each step along the way
It strikes up down within our dreams
And guides us through the day
Some how it all would be worthwhile
Saving up for old in our lives
To build our lives

Struggle along now so patiently
Everyday from 9-to-5
And build a home on broken dreams
That somehow crumbled in the night

All you learned is useless now
To the young man next in line
All you gave is lost somehow
On the corners of your mind

Somehow your life has past you by
Traded it for old at 65

At 65, etc.

Somehow your life has past you by
Traded it for old at 65

At 65, etc.


from And the Etceteras, released January 14, 2014
Recorded, produced, and arranged by Marshall Holland


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Marshall Holland San Francisco, California

Singer/Songwriter of the world famous songs like "When the Rain Comes" "She Buys a Dress (to Match with Her Pink Belt)" and "Whatcha Gonna Do" that aired on the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer Show on SiriusXM and also reached #1 on the Mike Rogers Show on Love FM in Japan.
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