“Live Slow, Love Easy, and Die Old” sounds like good advice. It directly contradicts the ‘'Live fast, love hard, die young’ philosophy that has caused so much damage to so many. This song rejects this extremism in general and materialism in particular.
It’s a love song, and in its own quiet way, very upbeat.
This original song by Eric Wrobbel refutes the “live fast, love hard, die young” philosophy of which Wrobbel has been critical for years.
“It’s the worst ‘contribution’ of my generation,” he said in a 2004 interview that touched on this philosophy, and continued, “Have you ever looked at the costs of this ridiculous notion? How many great talents have we lost to it? How much great art and music simply does not exist because those talents didn’t survive long enough to create it?” He went on to decry the continued popularity of the notion--“repackaged today as ‘x-treme,’ it is vigorously being sold to us still.”
This disarmingly wise little song makes the case for the opposite, especially as it relates to materialism. Though “sweet” is hardly a compliment in today’s music world, this song is that. With heart. Give a listen.
About Eric Wrobbel: This songwriter, artist, musician and humorist has written and produced hundreds of tracks for himself and others, usually singing and playing most if not all parts on these recordings. Rarely performing live, he has almost exclusively focused his musical efforts as a studio artist, working in a wide range of styles that have variously been described as rock, folk, country, psych, humor, and pop.
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