Age Of​.​.​.

by The Smiling Castle and Rob Bender

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First song I wrote that was recorded by my old band, the Smiling Castle. I had just left the group and drummer Toby Millican plays on the recording along with Steve Schurr, Greg Moore, and Forest Brown. I had always envisioned another free form part to the song so I've added that into the original version. This "redux" version comes pretty close to the original concept I had in mind.

The photo is of the original group: me, Steve Schurr, Ken Chikasuye, Greg Moore, and Forest Brown.

lyrics

AGE OF…

When you find your world is not all right
And you start to question your will to fight
Then you take a good look at yourself
And you find you’re really nobody else

Then it’s time to sit
Down on a cloud and
Dream what you like to dream
The time has come for you to
Choose a path to walk on
Too bad that things aren’t what they seem

Cause you’ve reached the age of decision
And you do not know where to go
To love, to work, to educate
Or to kill for two or four

It doesn’t really matter what you choose
Because in all but one they’ll run you till you ain’t got no shoes
Then you meet up with a smiling young man
You’re ok, you’ve found your new land

Cause you’ve reached the age of decision
And you do not know where to go
To love, to work, to educate
Or to kill for two or four

credits

released June 17, 2015
Words & Music by Rob Bender
performed by the Smiling Castle:
Steve Schurr, lead vocal, guitar
Greg Moore, keyboard, bkgd vocals
Forest Brown, bass, bkgd vocals
Toby Millican, drums
recorded at Audio Recording, Seattle, WA
Kearney Barton, engineer
additional material:
Rob Bender - all intruments
Published by Bender Creative Group, BMI
Copyright 1968

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Rob Bender Los Angeles, California

Rob Bender has played with and formed groups in the Pacific Northwest, Madison, WI, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he writes & records original music.

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