vincent's song
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intro
i am just a boy who barely grew to be a man...won't you understand me?
the best years of my lonely life were when we lived as man and wife, you could set me free.
god i liked those days. but i couldn't help the way i treated you.
help me change my ways.
help me find my way back home to you.

the priest
i was only ten & three, my catholic priest took an interest in me & my life, & i respected him.
when i was alone with him, he said he was my friend and put me in his mouth and he ruined me.
didn't like those days. didn't like the way he treated me.
when i respected him, how could he do the thing he did to me?

the wife
i was only ten & five, yeah i was really wild, & i got my girl with child, so we married.
she had my only son he's still my only one & though my days are long i know i love him.
didn't like those days. didn't like the way i treated them.
couldn't change my ways. and i can't change the things i did to them.

the affair
then your lovely light came shining into my lonely life and i left my wife and fell in love with you.
i still remember nights when you'd hold me so very tight & tell me so tenderly what you felt for me.
how i loved those days. how i loved the way you treated me.
can we get back those days? can you get back the love you felt for me?

epilogue
but i am just a boy who barely grew to be a man--can't you understand the way i am?
i'm sorry for the things i done how could i yell and hit the only one i ever loved?
i don't like these days. i don't like the way i treated you.
help me change my ways. help me find my way back home to you.











vincent's song
lyrics|songsheet|recording|stereofield

guitar intro: D hammer b C(+dg) e-d-c D; hammer b + e a-g-f D; hammer b C(+dg) e-d-c D+g D intro (with higher harmony) D C B/G (like intro)

intro
D--------------------------C----------------------------B/G
i am just a boy who barely grew to be a man...won't you understand me?
D-------------------------------------C----------------------------B/G
the best years of my lonely life were when we lived as man and wife, you could set me free.
a b C----------------------------------------------------------------D c b C
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god i liked those days. but i couldn't help the way i treated you.
C D (like intro)
help me change my ways.
help me find my way back home to you.

the priest
i was only ten & three, my catholic priest took an interest in me & my life, & i respected him.
when i was alone with him, he said he was my friend and put me in his mouth and he ruined me.
didn't like those days. didn't like the way he treated me.
when i respected him, how could he do the thing he did to me?

the wife
i was only ten & five, yeah i was really wild, & i got my girl with child, so we married.
she had my only son he's still my only one & though my days are long i know i love him.
didn't like those days. didn't like the way i treated them.
couldn't change my ways. and i can't change the things i did to them.

the affair
then your lovely light came shining into my lonely life and i left my wife and fell in love with you.
i still remember nights when you'd hold me so very tight & tell me so tenderly what you felt for me.
how i loved those days. how i loved the way you treated me.
can we get back those days? can you get back the love you felt for me?

epilogue
but i am just a boy who barely grew to be a man--can't you understand the way i am?
i'm sorry for the things i done how could i yell and hit the only one i ever loved?
i don't like these days. i don't like the way i treated you.
help me change my ways. help me find my way back home to you.













vincent's song
lyrics|songsheet|recording|stereofield

recorded at wolftone productions in winston-salem, nc

instrumentation:
•acoustic guitar right: dave
•electric guitar left: dave
•drums: steve
•bass:
dave
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•vocals: dave

takes:
1. live rhythm take: drums & bass with acoustic(right) and vocal
2. bass
3. overdub second acoustic (left)

notes:
•time signature: 4/4
•tempo:










vincent's song
lyrics|songsheet|recording|stereofield

left
acoustic guitar
kit left
center
bass
kick
snare
vocals
right
acoustic guitar
kit right