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Olden Days

by The Fatal Flaw

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Olden Days 03:33
Children gather around and let me tell you of the olden days. Nostalgia forms a surround, and all is filtered through a golden haze. But that haze burns away, and it’s cliché, but now it's never been clearer: that we don't recognize, through sober eyes, the face we see in the mirror. In the mirror, yeah. Nostalgia is a drug, a thieving little thug, that lies about what never can last. And we're drowning in its flood, bathing in the blood that's pouring from the corpse of the past. From the body of the olden days. Children let me expound on how the finish felt abrupt to me. The captain ran us aground, but nothing's all it's cracked up to be. Nostalgia never forgets our worst regrets, though we could never admit it. Because, oh, heaven forbid, the things we did outweigh the things that we didn't. That we didn't, yeah. Olden days (from the body of the ...) olden days (from the body of the ...) yeah, let olden days stay old. I said yeah (yeah), I said yeah (yeah), I said yeah, yeah, yeah. Nostalgia is a drug (... thieving little thug, lying in the grass, pouring from the past) and we’re drowning in the flood (... bathing in the blood, pouring from the past). From the body of the olden days. Olden days.


released November 8, 2021

Joel Reader - vocals, bass
Glen Fant - guitar, vocals
Aaron Spransy - guitar, vocals
Randy Tartow - drums

David Lieb - keyboards on "How Will I Know"
Jared Holaday - saxophone on "How Will I Know"

recorded and mixed by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios, Allston, MA
mastered by Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

"Olden Days" written by J. Reader & The Fatal Flaw
published by Equals Two Music (BMI)
"How Will I Know" written by George Merrill & Shannon Rubicam and Narada Michael Walden
published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)




The Fatal Flaw Boston, Massachusetts

Years in the making, OLDER NOW -- the new full-length album by Boston power-pop quartet The Fatal Flaw -- is all loud guitars, ferocious drumming, and killer harmonies.

The 10 tracks are linked by common themes familiar to anyone who's experienced the bittersweet undertaking of growing up: gaining new perspectives, losing old friends, and facing head-on the prospect of aging gracefully (or not).
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