Story Behind The Song

Was listening to Neil Young title track from recent release of Sugar Mountain and it reminded me of my own youth and the summer when my life started to change (working for a fast food franchise)

Song Description

How our lives change so rapidly as we approach the time to leave home and get on our own. That first real paycheck job is the eye opener on what the rest of our life could be like (or not)

Song Length 3:09 Genre Folk - General, Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Jovial Subject Youth, Life
Similar Artists Neil Young Language English
Era 2000 and later


Mr. JACK (when you're nineteen) - music and lyrics by Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini © 2009

Well, hello Mr Jack ,, y'know that I was thinkin' back to
The days of waterloo and dancing queens,
when Bennie and the jetts were smoking camel cigarettes while our
Seasons in the sun just slipped away

cuz sometimes Mr Jack its all the little things in fact that make us
who we are and what we want to be
like wearing a strange hat while you're performing public math
is not exactly how you want to spend your day

Because our summers nights will never be the same
when you realize what it all means
and you just can't seem to get enough to eat when you're nineteen

so we sing for souls of our companions
with guarded whispers requesting that we leave
while the sum of our days feel just like prison
its those summer nights that really set us free

well so long Mister Jack you see I'm never coming back because you
taught me just how hard life can be
but I really gotta thank you for the inside-out of life view and
for everything that you have done for me

Because our summers nights would never be the same
when we realized what it all means
and you just can't seem to get enough sleep when you're nineteen
and you just can't seem to get enough sleep when you're nineteen

Lyrics Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini Music Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Producer Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini Publisher Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Performance KLUSO Label BotE Productions

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