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Ten More Candles
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Traditional country song about how time changes one's perspective
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Doug Buche
U.S. Copyright Office 97/10
Nostalgia
Wed Jun 30, 2010
Country : Traditional Country
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» highest in charts:   # 190   (68,641 songs currently listed in Country)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 31   (6,873 songs currently listed in Country > Traditional Country)
About the song
Life looks a lot different looking back than it did looking forward.
The song describes that idea.
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Ten More Candles

Remake of What a Difference a Decade Makes, 1997

First Verse:

When I was a young boy, I used to play at war, when my friends got killed, they got up and played some more. Ten years later, I 'm in a war for real, when my friends get killed they don't get up again.

Chorus:

What a difference a decade makes. Ten more candles on your birthday cake.
Will time give more than what it takes? What a difference a decade makes.

Second Verse:

Ten more years I'm a thirty something, got a job and 3 kids, responsibilities. I don't have time to play at anything. Got to get ahead at work, got to grab another ring.

Repeat Chorus:

Third Verse:

Now I'm in my forties, at the top of the heap. But the cost of getting here has'nt been cheap. I've missed my kids a lot, now they're about to leave, sometimes you get want you want, but not what you need.

Repeat Chorus:

Final Verse:

Finally getting older, I'm a grand daddy, I know what I've missed, I can finally see. There were good things and bad times where I come from, but I'm hoping that the best times are still yet to come.

Repeat Chorus and End