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Lots of people don't live up to their expectations. Sometimes we can see the end of the story, but still not know the reasons.

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Golden Boy

Golden boy on the ball field
Golden boy with a guitar
We loved you like a brother
Now you’re just a fallen star
You went from hometown hero
To a man who lost his soul
This golden boy turned into
Fool’s gold

Golden boy to your parents
Who bailed you out repeatedly
Golden boy to your lover
Until you practiced to deceive
You went from full of promise
To another guy getting old
This golden boy turned into
Fool’s gold

Some say you were brought down
By your addictions
Or did you fall beneath
The weight of those predictions?

Golden boy in your own eyes
Golden boy to your friends
Until you started to cheat and lie
Now you’re harder to defend
You’re full of rage and anger
At least that’s what I’m told
This golden boy turned into
Fool’s gold
This golden boy turned into
Fool’s gold

© words and music by Jim Patton

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from Going the Distance, released May 1, 2022
Warren Hood: fiddle

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Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus Austin, Texas

Austin folk rock songwriters Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus released “Collection 2008-2018” and it went to #12 on the Folk-DJ Charts in Feb. 2020. Songs which dive deep into characters whose lives haven't worked out as planned with Airplane/Everly Bros. Wall of Sound harmonies and fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars passionately playing Byrds/Band style roots music. ... more

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