Ken (KD) Bantz
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End of an Era



Credits
Lyric Credits: Copyright 1994, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Music Credits: Copyright 1994, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Producer Credits: Jon Gillespie with Ken Bantz
Performance Credits: Ken Bantz vocals, guitar; Jon Gillespie strings, organ
Description
Short Song Description:
A song that starts with the observations of a man at the famliy gathering of a funeral- the song starts with the male vocal and the delicate fingerpicking of an accousitc guitar and builds to a crescendo featuring an organ and a full string section. A son
Story Behind the Song:
I wrote this song about the passing of my Grandmother. She was the glue that had held that side of my famliy together-one of those people in my life that had given me unconditional love. A strong woman who had raised six children through the great depress
Metadata
Song Length 5:19
Primary Genre Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel Country-Americana
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 General
Subject Matter 2 History, Past
Mood 1 Moving
Mood 2 Serene
Similar Artist 1 Neil Young
Similar Artist 2 John Cougar Mellencamp
Language English
Lyrics
END OF AN ERA
All Music and Lyrics Written by Ken Bantz
Copyright 1994, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Ph:(260)703-0492, e-mail: kbantz@hotmail.com

I gazed at the fields of grain and corn
In some fields the harvesting was done

The sky was gray and so forlorn
No hint in the sky there was a sun

The bitter wind helped me keep my head
I couldn't help notice as I turned to watch

Among the mourners not a word was said
The silence got me, it was just too much
CHORUS
It's the end of an era
A parting in the sea of time
A bond that will last forever
Crossed over to the other side
It's the end of an era
We knew a part of us had passed by

It seemed like I watched from another's eyes
A feeling that's hard for me to describe

Like watching TV not really there
Yet in my mind it's all so clear

And in the cold we huddled there together
No one could look in another's eyes

Gravity hung heavy in the air
We knew that we had passed to another time

REPEAT CHORUS

I gazed at the fields of grain and corn
In some fields the harvesting was done

END