When I Was Young

from by Duff MacDonald

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An autobiographical song about the harsh reality of growing older.


When I was young

I floated on by

And pushed aside the clouds

That cried and cried and cried

When I was young

I had it all

My Pa was fair and just

And my Ma wore clothes of gold

When I was young

I skated on by

And learned to try most anything

In the blink of an eye




When I was young

I had T Bone Steak

The fields were golden

And my bones n’re ached

Now I am old –er

And like my great gran said

If you don’t have a crown on you

Then where is your head

CHORUS repeat

So I walk among

Those that lived before

Those that are leaving

Will meet at the same door

CHORUS repeat


When I was young……


from NAKED, released June 15, 2016
©2016 Duff MacDonald Music
Music and Lyrics by Duff MacDonald



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Duff MacDonald Toronto, Ontario

Hailing from the wide open prairies of Saskatchewan, Duff has been singing and songwriting since the age of seven. He picked up the guitar at age fourteen and went on to win the Saskatchewan Search For the Stars at age 16. He also was a finalist in the Music City Song Festival in Nashville for his song “Dreamin". His first professional recording came on a CD Compilation entitled “Desolation Sound” ... more

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