Chandler Travis Philharmonic - Saw It Comin' All Along

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This one goes back to the earliest days of the Casuals, circa '79 or so. The original recording was sort of a poor man's Phil Spector Wall o' Guitars sort of affair, whereas the Philharmonic version is a more Flaco Himenez / Augie Meyer zydeco / mariachi deal that I thought might hit (and with luck, even help obliterate) that apres election depression... good luck, world! and sincerest apologies from all us blue states (yes, we're embarrassed.)

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I can't tell you / how it's gonna feel
When you're too old to borrow / and not young enough to steal
How you gonna treat it / when you know it's all over?
I'll have to laugh / on your behalf
'Cause you saw it comin' all along

There's a certain advantage / to admitting you've failed
If you wanna stop searching / you'll have to trim your sail
Some day young man / you're gonna have to slow down
Your teeth'll fall out / and you'll lie there and shout
That you saw it comin' all along

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from Song of the Weak​!​!​!, track released November 9, 2004
Recorded by Marky Mayhem
Live at the Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA, April 1999

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Chandler Travis Philharmonic Massachusetts

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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