Never Grow Old

by The Rivergods

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New 4-song EP from The Rivergods

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released January 25, 2014

All songs: Words/music by Ben Parent © 2014

Rcorded at Stonewall Studios, North Stonington, CT 2013
Tracked, mixed and mastered by “Master” Dennis Walley

Produced by Dennis Walley & Ben Parent

Ben Parent: lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, dobro, banjo, harmonica, vocals
Nancy Parent: acoustic guitar, pedal steel, vocals
Dan Spano: organ, piano, accordion, wurlitzer
Mike Palazzolo: bass, vocals
Trevor Chandonnait: drum kit
David Dorfman: baritone sax

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The Rivergods New London, Connecticut

The Rivergods are an original band based in southeastern CT that has played its own heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish music (and occasionally others) since 1997. The Rivergods are fronted by husband/wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, and the band includes some of the finest, most talented players in the region. We have several albums out… available right here on Bandcamp! Enjoy. ... more

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Track Name: When Times Were Good (album mix)
WHEN TIMES WERE GOOD
Words/music by Ben Parent © 2014

When times were good
Your parents threw great parties
It was beach houses and Mercedes
Times were good

When times were good
The champagne came in buckets
It was tennis skirts and truffles
Times were good

But don’t sweat it, baby
Good fortunes come and go
You learn to pick the crumbs up
Off the ground

You won’t regret it, baby
It’s not that lonely at the bottom
You learn to get along with everyone

When times were good
Your head was in a vacuum
It was English cigarettes
and mushrooms
Times were good

When times were good
You didn’t have to chase her
She was happy to be erased
On your car hood

But don’t sweat it, baby
You’ll have to be less lazy
You’ll learn to get along now
On your own

You won’t regret it, baby
It’s not that lonely at the bottom
You just learn to get along with everyone

When times were good
You walked on golden sidewalks
It was mirrored walls, and small talk
Times were good

When times were good
They called your name out
in the street
You were the one to beat
Times were good

Don’t sweat it, baby
You’re in a space called maybe
So you don’t if you’re here or there (or anywhere)

You won’t regret it, baby
It’s not that lonely at the bottom
You just learn to get along with everyone

When will the times be good again?
When will the times be good again?
When will the times be good again?
When will the times be good again?
Track Name: The Curse
THE CURSE
Words/music by Ben Parent © 2014

There is pain
Where there is pain,
There is the curse
Where there’s the curse
There is the truth
Where there’s the truth
There is the bottom

There is shame
Where there is shame,
There is the hurt
Where there’s the hurt
There is the void
Where there’s the void
There is the shadow
The shadow of our pasts

There is hate
Where there is hate,
There is betrayal
Where there’s betrayal
There’s desire
Where there’s desire
There is lust
There is blame
Where there is blame,
There is the hurt
Where there’s the hurt
There is the cause
Where there’s the cause
There is injustice
The injustice of it all
Track Name: Never Grow Old
NEVER GROW OLD
Words/music by Ben Parent © 2014

I woke up that morning
With the strangest of feelings
Like I’d done something wrong
I’d been caught stealing
I looked to my left
To where she lay dreaming
Wondering what’s happening there

Sometimes you feel guilty
‘Til your innocence
Comes shining on through
Like providence
Another victim of good intentions
Left sitting alone
On the vine

Everyone likes to tell you
It’ll be alright
Everyone likes to tell you
It’ll be alright
But it won’t

So never grow old
Never slow down
Never say when
You won’t always be around
And when you’re flying high
May you never come down
When your ship sets sail
May it never run aground

When you’re young
There’s so much to spend
On tiny baubles, trite circumstance
Always think you’re line’s
gonna mend
Each and every time
That it breaks

But shiny new toys
Mean nothing to me now
Just give me a pardon
And let me go free
I’ll take a jubilee walk
Down to the sea
Maybe dip my soul in the Thames

I’m not gonna try and tell you
It’ll be alright
I’m not gonna try and tell you
It’ll be alright
‘Cause it won’t

So never grow old
Never slow down
Never say when
You won’t always be around
And when you’re flying high
May you never come down
When your ship sets sail
May it never run aground

I used to know better
But now I don’t know
Can’t see to be seen
Can’t get back in the flow
Still not used to living
This life that I know
I’ve been scratching out for years

So carry on, boys
Don’t you tarry
It all gets different
When you settle and marry
Be like the winds,
Ride where they carry you
Don’t drop anchor too soon

They like to say it’s
Wasted on the young
They like to say that youth
Is wasted on the young
‘Cause it is
So never grow old
Never slow down
Never say when
You won’t always be around
And when you’re climbing high
May you never come down
When your ship sets sail
May it never run aground
Track Name: Rush Hour
RUSH HOUR
Words/music by Ben Parent © 2014

Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive
Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive

I remember how you left
And everything you said
The poison on your breath
Nothing colored in
No filter on the lens
The film upon your skin
All the ins and outs
The violent in-betweens
Outtakes and deleted scenes

And if I still remember....
How could you ever forget?

Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive
Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive

Once upon a time
The circus was in town
The marquee read our name
We floated through the air
Lighter than the breeze
Existing for our own sake
It wasn’t black and white
It was colored with the stains
Of our growing pains

And if I still remember....
How could you ever forget?

Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive
Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive

So here we are today
What was lost along the way
Better off gone for good
Spoils for the cost
Fighting for the sport of it
To get it right at last
Storm before the clouds
Silver lining wearing down
Better standing up than on the ground

And yet I still remember....
How could we ever forget?
Why do I keep returning
Again and again and again?

Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive
Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive
Rush hour’s the wrong time
For a scenic drive