The Hideaway Cafe - St Petersburg's Original Listening Room! 1756 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 727.644.7895

Just like You

Showdown Week: 
Week 4
Story: 
Have you ever been judged for your age and not your abilities? It happened to me. I was going to be signed to a new label until they found out I was older than their dad. It happens with every profession. Unfortunately, all to common with an image driven society. I was happy that they connected to the music and sad I wasn't young enough for the contract. You just can't give up when this happens. Everyday is a chance to share my music and if I can bring a smile to even one person face, I'm truely blessed.

Just like You
by Mark Doran

Well, I sent them my CD and they liked what they heard. They loved the music, melodies and words.So they got on an airplane to see my show. They're bringing me a contract and a pocket full of dough.
But now they're telling me....now they're telling me."yeah we like your songs but you're to old. We're looking for...well ...a younger version of yourself,who plays just like you. Words that dance upon the page, touching hearts of every age.That writes just like you. But you're hard to package...just a bit to old. It might affect the albums sold"
As I sat at the table, I didn't know what to say.I just grabbed my guitar and said "have a nice day. But the people that come here to hear me play.They care about the music,and don't care about my age.
But now they're telling me....now they're telling me."yeah we like your songs but you're to old. We're looking for...well ...a younger version of yourself,who plays just like you. Words that dance upon the page, touching hearts of every age.That writes just like you. But you're hard to package...just a bit to old. It might affect the albums sold"

Songwriter(s): 
Mark Doran
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Mark Doran

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