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Radio XXVI, side B, track 4: “If We Never Meet Again” by Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers

Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumbers - If We Never Meet AgainOh, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers, I didn’t fully appreciate this one when I first heard it way back in the day, but having the benefit of a few decades and an attention span that allows me to actually sit back and not just enjoy the music but really pay attention to the lyrics, well, this is a really great song.  What I really like is that whole image of a guy and a girl who are dizzy because “they’re just not spinnin’ with this world”.  What a great way to describe what it’s like to be a teenager trying to make some sense of the world of grown-ups where it feels like everyone is against you.  I had some pretty heated arguments with my parents back in the day, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers, and I don’t know if I necessarily felt dizzy, but it certainly felt like everyone was going in the opposite direction that I was.  And I certainly felt like telling them they could take their advice and keep it all to themselves, although I think I might have thought they could do something else with their advice that was a lot less polite than what you sang.  Things are much better now, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers, but if I ever have a kid, when they hit the teen years, I might have them listen to this song on repeat for several days to tell them “Hey, I get it”, but also to tell them that they have to have a little faith that there’s something better at the end of this path.  Well done, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers.

“If We Never Meet Again”

Well there’s one thing

I’d like to rearrange

But after everything’s already happened
And there’s nothin’ left to change

They can take their advice

And use it all on themselves

‘Cause when all the talkin’ stops
I wanna have somethin’ else

I wanna have a little faith

I wanna know what a guy and a girl

Can do when they’re dizzy ’cause they’re just not
Spinnin’ with this world

Aw, if we never meet again

If goodbyes remain unspoken

I won’t glorify our past

But our bond remains unbroken

If we never meet again

Well there’s one thing

That I’ll never forget

It’s the beauty of a friendship
That’s not over yet

I know how just one smile

Can be planted like a seed

And I wanna do that fer somebody else
The way it was done for me

I wanna have a little faith

There’s somethin’ better at the end of this path

‘Cause these memories get old and fade like photographs

Aw, if we never meet again

If goodbyes remain unspoken

I won’t glorify our past

But our bond remains unbroken

If we never meet again

<awesome Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers jam>

Well there’s one thing

I’d like to even up

You can be what they’ve made you into
Or you can make your own luck

You can blindly fight your enemies

You can blindly follow your friends
I seen it happen so many times

I know it’s gonna happen again

But I gotta have faith

I gotta know that a guy and a girl

Can still make it even when they’re just not
Spinnin’ with this world

Aw, if we never meet again

If goodbyes remain unspoken

I won’t glorify our past

But our bond remains unbroken

If we
Never meet again

If goodbyes remain unspoken

I won’t glorify our past

But our bond remains unbroken

 

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