Let's Throw the Time Away

from Still Out There by Up in the Air

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I was listening to The Band a lot when I wrote this, so i guess that was the main influence. It'also influenced by that laid back feeling in Dylan's I'll Be Your Baby Tonight. Some great dobro work by our friend Scott Bailey who sits in with us from time to time. It really gives the song that down home edge. Very fun tune to play live, with the solid rhythm laid down by Phil and Rich, along with the soulful vocal by Suzy.


Let’s Throw the Time Away
by John Beccia

When I get tired, of this old truck....I’m gonna drive to your cabin door
And crawl in thru the window....and stretch out on the floor
I’ll tip that jug, right on up......and I will let the spirits flow
And hope that you come back here soon......to see where tomorrow goes

CHORUS - Let’s throw the time away....Let’s throw the time away
And we can stay all day....just like a child at play
Let’s throw the time away
Let’s throw the time away....Let’s throw the time away
And we can stay all day.....and it’ll be okay
Let’s throw the time away

Out on the road, I’ve got to know........... when the gas is getting low
And when I’ve got the need to stop....I know where I can go
To see my sweet old backstreet gal....will always do me good
And if she needs, to start a fire..... I know I will chop the wood

(oo- oo.....oo- oo.....oo-oo.....oo- oo.....)

The road goes far from where we are.......to many points of veiw
And I believe, the path that weaves, ....will always lead to you
And so I run back to your arms, and know you will catch me
And if I die, right where I lie, then I die happily


from Still Out There, released March 19, 2020
Suzy Newman - lead vocals
Jeff Bedrosian - background vocal
John Beccia - mando, melodica, background vocal
Phil Gross - bass
Rich daulton - drums
Tom Bruner - trombone
Scott Bailey - dobros


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Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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