Help me ID a song....

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  1. Charles Gurganus

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    I don't have that much to go on. I've heard this song twice and it SOUNDS a lot like Eddie Veder from Pearl Jam but I don't think it is. It has a nice piano and he sings something about 15 a few times. He used the word 15 multiple times. It is NOT on the PJ Rarities that just came out. I don't think there is a piano to be heard on both discs so I won't buy any more PJ looking for this song.
     
  2. Nathan Stohler

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    I'm probably way off, but the first thing that came to my mind was a cover of The Who's "5:15", since Pearl Jam is known to cover The Who, and that song does have some piano.

    If it's a quiet song, then it is definitely not "5:15".
     
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    Charles, it sounds like you are refering to "100 years" by Five for Fighting, written by John Ondrasik, off of their new album "The Battle For Everything"...nice song.

    100 Years

    I'm 15 for a moment
    Caught in between 10 and 20
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    I'm 22 for a moment
    She feels better than ever
    And we're on fire
    Making our way back from Mars
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to lose
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    I'm 33 for a moment
    Still the man, but you see I'm a they
    A kid on the way
    A family on my mind
    I'm 45 for a moment
    The sea is high
    And I'm heading into a crisis
    Chasing the years of my life
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy, Time to lose yourself
    Within a morning star
    15 I'm all right with you
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    Half time goes by
    Suddenly you’re wise
    Another blink of an eye
    67 is gone
    The sun is getting high
    We're moving on...
    I'm 99 for a moment
    Dying for just another moment
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    15 there's still time for you
    22 I feel her too
    33 you’re on your way
    Every day's a new day...
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to choose
    Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
     
  4. Charles Gurganus

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    By George Jack, you got it. I finally heard this song again yesterday and wrote down a couple of lines.

    I've never heard of this group Five for Fighting. Is this song representative of their other songs?
     
  5. Jack Fanning

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    They had a pretty major hit last year,(or 2002?)with "Superman(it's not easy to be me)" which was heavily rotated on top 40 radio.

    I'm not terribly familiar with their back catalog, but I'd say this new song is very representative of their work.

    Piano driven pop with heavy influence from Elton John. John Ondrasik is definitely the brains behind this outfit.
     
  6. Charles Gurganus

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    Jack, after checking allmusic.com, they say John IS Five for Fighting (a reference to 5min penalty in hockey). I then sampled some songs from cdnow.com and all I sampled sounded good. It kind of reminds me a little of Grant Lee Buffalo somewhat as well.
     
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    Their latest venture(3rd CD) got panned in Blender, 0 stars. I'd say stick to their 'hit' cd with Superman first, then go to their second CD.

    CF
     
  8. Charles Gurganus

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    Chet, I want the 100 Years song that is on the new one. Blender can pan it all they want but I still like that song and already got the CD (on sale). All 3 CD's get a 3 star over at allmusic.com

    Thanks for the blender tip, I always like reading reviews.
     

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