Song Of The Week ” One Less Set Of Footsteps “

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This song was recommended by a reader, and I have to agree that it compliments the preceding poem.  (This is the great thing about blogging it is a place where people take the time to think and feel and share.)


Song:   “One Less Set Of Footsteps”     Artist:  Jim Croce

We’ve been runnin’ away from somethin’ we both know
We’ve long run out of things to say and I think I’d better go
So don’t be gettin’ excited oh-when you hear that slammin’ door
Cause there’ll be one less set of footsteps on your floor in the mornin’

And we’ve been hidin’ from somethin’ that should have never gone this far
But after all it’s what we’ve done that makes us what we are
And you’ve been talkin’ in silence well if it’s silence you adore
Oh there’ll be one less set of footprints on your floor in the mornin’

Oh there’ll be one less set of footsteps on your floor
One less man to walk in
One less pair of jeans upon your door
One less voice a-talkin’

But tomorrow’s a dream away and today has turned to dust
Your silver tongue has turned to clay and your golden rule to rust
If that’s the way that you want it well that’s the way I want it more
Cause there’ll be one less set of footprints on your floor in the mornin’
Oh there’ll be one less set of footsteps on you floor in the mornin’

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From Wikipedia,

James Joseph “Jim” Croce (pronounced /ˈkroʊtʃi/;[2] January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an Italian American singer-songwriter. Between 1960 and 1973, Croce released six studio albums and eleven singles. His singles “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Croce died in a plane crash at the age of 30.

Jim Croce
Born January 10, 1943(1943-01-10)
Origin South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died September 20, 1973 (aged 30)
Genres Soft rock[1]
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals[1]
Years active 1960–1973
Labels Capitol/EMI Records
ABC Records
Saja/Atlantic Records


In 1970, Croce met the classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer-songwriter Maury Muehleisen from Trenton, New Jersey through Joe Salviuolo (aka Sal Joseph). Salviuolo had been friends with Croce when they attended Villanova University together, and Salviuolo later discovered Maury when he was teaching at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. Salviuolo brought the Croce and Muehliesn duo together at the production office of Tommy West and Terry Cashman in New York City. Initially, Croce backed Muehleisen on guitar at his gigs. But in time, their roles reversed, with Muehleisen adding lead guitar to Croce’s down-to-earth music.

In 1972, Croce signed to a three-record deal with ABC Records and released two LPs, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim and Life & Times that same year. The singles “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim“, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)“, and “Time in a Bottle” (written for his then-unborn son, A. J. Croce) all received airplay. Croce’s biggest single, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown“, hit #1 on the American charts in the summer of 1973, selling two million copies. 


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