Celebrating the song of the day which many of you guessed right yesterday: Good Ol’ Days.
Good Ol’ Days is the first song on #3 and the band call it their “pub-song”. (Click to tweet this.)
“We’ve had fans come up to us before and say we love your songs but we can’t sing along, you know, in a pub or a club, so we tried to go along with that ‘mantra’, and come up with a song called ‘Good Old Days’, and it’s rocking!” (Danny)
Glen also confirmed that it’s an ambiance they all can relate to:
“We’ve never really had a song you can imagine people jumping around a pub to. Hopefully, this’ll be the one. Going to pubs is the one thing all three of us passed exams in.” (Click to tweet this.)
Meanwhile the song is a “nod to that messy Dublin vibe”, Danny also said that it’s not about getting lost in the past, it’s about living in the moment, knowing that it’ll soon pass:
“That’s what the song’s about, about just savoring the moment. We do it every night: stand onstage, take the applause in, because in a few years time you’ll be sitting at the end of the bar chewing on these stories.”
He also said it was one of the easiest songs to write:
“It’s a really fun song. It opens up the album. It opens up our set. It’s an incredibly fun song. A song like that flows from the top of your esophagus. It was really, really easy.”
Have a listen on Spotify, click play now:
It’s credited to be written by Danny O’Donoghue, Ben Sargeant, Mark Sheehan. It’s not been released as a single and it doesn’t have an official video but it’s been played live in every gig ever since. Here’s a great performance from 2012, played on a roof top in New York for Billboard.
Apart from the “click to tweets” above share these tweets for additional points in the #Listen2TheScript challenge:
- Click to tweet: “A nod to that messy Dublin vibe”
- Click to tweet: Good Ol’ Days on spotify
- Click to tweet: the billboard video above