Ladies and gentlemen- after 25 years, I’ve finally fallen to peer pressure and decided to cover a contemporary pop song. Tonight, I covered the Black Eyed Peas’ song, “Boom Boom Pow” right here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog.
I’m going to let the music speak for me on this one, as I’m sure all of my friends and fans are going to need some time to pick their jaws up off of the floor after the reading the words “Boom Boom Pow” at the top of this post.
I hope you all enjoy my unique version, as it was challenging to get this to work as an acoustic song. So, this goes out to you- you know who you are! 🙂
My new friend Dianne on Facebook asked me a while ago for the chords to my “classic” song, “That Was the Day” off of the “That’s All Jim” album. I remember coming up with this song oh so long ago about my future wife, Becky. Little did I know that we’d get married seven years later…
Anyway, I’m so happy to have a fan in Dianne and I finally get to post the chords and lyrics for all to see. I hope you enjoy! Don’t know how the song goes? Check out my YouTube acoustic video below the chords.
That Was the Day Written by Jim Fusco
Dm Em F D G (All on barre chords)
G Dm7 I remember the day a great man told me Am7 D G The perfect girl did not exist. G Dm7 I said that if I should ever find her, Am7 D G I knew that I would not resist.
Dm7 Am7 Dm7 G That was the day I met you; that was the day you stole my heart. Dm7 Am7 Dm7 G That was the day I met you; you were the one right from the start. Dm7 C Dm7 G And that was the day I met you; when I found out that you were true. Dm7 Am7 Dm7 G That was the day I met you; then I knew what I should do.
Right up to that day, my heart was hurting, I never knew you’d come around. I almost gave up all of my searching, Right before you turned around.
(Instrumental break- all on barre chords) Dm Em 6x F D Dm Em 8x F D G
Welcome to yet another “Original Wednesday” Session here with me, Jim Fusco!
This one kinda crept up on me today, and for the second time, Chris and I tried to do “The Game” off of my band MoU’s new album, “Homestead’s Revenge”. But, again, my voice wouldn’t hold out—for my own song! It’s been like this for about a month now and I don’t know how to make it better.
So, I reached way back into Jim Fusco lore to get this song off of my album, “Formula” from early 2003. You can listen to the entire album and purchase it here: http://jimfusco.com/albums/formula.html I tell ya, it sure seems like a lot longer ago than that- a lot has happened in only five years. I expect a whole lot more is coming in the next five years, as well.
I always remember my father pointing out that this was a good song- something about it caught his ear and I took note of his reaction.
I changed one line just for curiosity’s sake. If you’re an official Jim Fusco fan (no, not you Jeff, Chris, or Becky), then you’ll know which one. and if someone other than those three asks me, I will be happy to answer why I changed it for this version.
From an otherwise “okay” album that I don’t think has worn too well over five years, this song has always been a standout track for me, and I hope you agree.
Make sure to stay tuned as the Session a Day rolls on here in 2008!