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Make it Last
Real To Reel, Vol. 2

Track No.
2, Disc 2
Release Date
September 25, 2007
Performed by
Jeff Keith, Brian Wheat,
Frank Hannon, Troy Luccketta
and Dave Rude
Appears On
Real To Reel, Vol. 2
Written by
Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar
Montrose (1973)


Well, I remember when I was seventeen,
My father told me, "Pick your dreams."
He said life ain't easy as it seems.
When you get older you'll see what I mean.

At the time, I wanted to be twenty-one
It seemed the right age for havin' fun.
But when I got there I was still too young-
And twenty-five seemed to be the one.

But now I live my life from day to day
'Cuz I wouldn't have it any other way.
Whether I'm twelve or whether I'm sixty-four
I spend my time like there ain't gonna be no more.

You know that sweet girl you've been chasin' round
She got you hooked 'long as she keeps you down.
Well, I know what happens once she comes around
It won't be long and you'll be back on the town.
Lord, yes! Alright!

Things between, they suit you right.
But once you get them it seems like they're all alike.
So make it last as long as you can
It's so much easier when you understand.

Recording Notes from Frank Hannon
"A Montrose Classic! I LOVE THIS SONG! One of our biggest influences, the first Montrose album is one of the best rock albums of all time. Most people don’t know this but, we were helped a lot by Ronnie Montrose when we first started as a young northern CA band in the early 80’s. I remember recording a demo in the studio with Ronnie when I was 16 years old, I asked him what I could do to make my guitar playing better."

~ Read more notes from Frank in "The Making of Real To Reel" booklet!

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