The Classic

from Damn Fine Live vol 2 by Up in the Air

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Every band needs a car song and this one is ours. The 2 girl singers take turns singing lead with Laura on the verse and Emy on the chorus. This live version makes for some great back and forth energy.


The Classic
by John Beccia
with lyrics by John and Bobbie Smith

She's tired of being traded for a newer model
For one who's shinier and firmer on the throttle
Something to be said about a fine old classic
She's utterly and totally real......She's utterly and totally real

You have to stand in line but when you finally see her
Reminds you of a time when you were so much freer
On her side the sign it reads "Just once in a lifetime"
She's something that is sweet and so real,Something that is sweet and so real

CHORUS Tailfins and chrome, a very soft recline
You can see the fine detail
Every curve is smooth and polished to it's finest
For sure her beauty's not,for sure her beauty's not for sale

No longer sits outside and gets left unattended
Never to be left alone or be neglected
No longer taken out upon the open highway
Tired of the toll that she's paid..So tired of the toll that she's paid

Lessons in our life, not always of our choosing
Some are gifts, while others,painful and confusing
Guarding all her travels and her destinations
Power in the way that she's made.Such power in the way that she's made

Next time that you think it's time to make a trade in
Think of the old classic that is on display and
Maybe what you're searchin' for is here before you
Some treasures cannot be replaced..Some treasures cannot be replaced


from Damn Fine Live vol 2, released April 1, 2012
Laura Herzberg & Emy Bruzzo sharing lead vocals and harmonies
Larry Hoffmann sax solo
Ton Bruner-trombone solo
David Singer-flute solo
Phil Gross bass solo


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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

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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