New Song - Texas In My Bones

Posted by: Steve Young

New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/20/19 05:47 PM

Just finished my first song, after taking a few months off for a forced (by my wife) vacation. smile I am so blessed to have a wife who really cares about my health, and well being. She knew I needed some time off from the daily grind of life. But I am glad to be back, and happy to submit my first new effort.

This is called Texas In My Bones, and you can't name a song that name, and it not be a country song. So here goes. Most of the backing is Band in a Box, along with some piano and organ played by me. I hope you enjoy this one.

Texas In My Bones - SoundCloud

Texas In My Bones
┬ęStephen W. Young

It was a rainy night in Georgia
When I packed my bags to leave
Nothin' against Atlanta
It just didn't work for me
But the seasons change, and lead us
To the place we're meant to be
So i headed for my home

I know some folks in Louisiana
Who just love to take me in
So I stopped and drank strong coffee
And reminisced with my old friends
And we laughed and shared old memories
Until the break of dawn
And it was time for moving on
'Cause I've got Texas in my bones

I've seen the Eastern Shore of Virginia
And the San Fransisco Bay
The mountains of Colorado
Are everything they say
And I thank God I was born and raised
In the good old USA
But I've got Texas in my bones

I love the red dirt and the pine trees
And the quiet, simple life
The beaches of South Padre
'Cause that's where I met my wife
The road to San Jacinto
Where I learned to drive my car
My roots run deep
In the heart of the state they call Lone Star

Now I hang my hat
In the hills, just North of San Antone
'Cause I've got Texas in my bones
I've got Texas in my bones
I've got Texas in my bones

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Here are the RT's and RD's...
RealTracks in song: ~519:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3147:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaFolk8thsAndy ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1604:Fiddle, Background Pop16ths Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3171:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2933:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterFolkSlapQuinn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2541:Pedal Steel, Background ModernPopCountry Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3193:Guitar, Electric, Soloist WaltzMellowBrent Ev 120
RealDrums [in Song:AmericanaRoots16th^03-a:Kick, Sidestick, b:Toms
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/20/19 06:13 PM

Beautiful work Steve! Your vocal on this is perfect! Loved that
nice little chord progression in break between verses! The chorus really grabs your attention! This whole song is stunningly well done....but hey, that a normal thing for one your tunes! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Al-David

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/20/19 09:45 PM

Hi Steve ...

Great country song! Nicely arranged and delivered. You have a very good voice for country ... wish I did! This is terrific all around. Your selection of backing tracks was excellent. I lived in San Antonio for about 5 years.

I really enjoyed this! Thanks for a real nice listen! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
Posted by: rsdean

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 04:34 AM

Steve,

Such a great song! I always look forward to hearing something new from you.

I love the lyric and vocal - the storyline is excellent as well. Awesome mix as usual.

Loved it.

Bob
Posted by: olemon

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 05:39 AM

Steve,

L O V E this SONG!!!
Posted by: Skyline

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 08:30 AM

Great work as per usual Steve! A terrific song and sung beautifully. Love it.

John
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 08:54 AM

Nice storytelling. Very smooth and relaxing to listen to.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 10:47 AM

Very nice Steve!! Total class A production which is your trademark. Arrangement and mix are spot on. Great job on the whole nine!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 01:39 PM

Stephen,
this listens very easy. Strong lyrics and story line! Vocals are smooth and clear! Excellent production.

Thank you for sharing!
Misha.
Posted by: Jim

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 02:51 PM

Yep...
I think you've got yourself a genuine Austin City Limits country song...
Make sure you get it out to the public radio stations that play Texas country songs...
It should do well!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 03:18 PM

Steve,

Good to see you back.

A very nice write. Your vocals are always so nicely done - and work well for this type song. Comfortable and convincing. The harmonies are super.

Hope there will be many more to come...

fj
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 04:56 PM

Really well done Steve.
Posted by: furry

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/21/19 05:53 PM

Steve this song pushed all my buttons. What a great song. This is the kind of song that should be on all the major playlists. It's got everything going for it. Great job
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/22/19 07:29 AM

This feels so right. It just says what it says from the "steal" in the first line through the "steel" playing softly and sounds instantly classic.
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/22/19 07:56 AM

Wow - this is outstanding smile It has a warm, nostalgic quality to it that I like. It is really sincere sounding, and the mix is top notch. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/22/19 08:48 AM

Well done Steve, this was wonderful! The different elements really glue well together and very soothing to hear. Very sentimental lyrics too!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/22/19 04:43 PM

just love your vocals Steve. Such a cool country tune. Loved the backtrack and chord progressions. Well done..
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/22/19 04:46 PM

This was an excellent example of a country song. Thanks for taking the time to post it here on the forums with us to share! Glad you got the rest you needed.
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/23/19 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Beautiful work Steve! Your vocal on this is perfect! Loved that
nice little chord progression in break between verses! The chorus really grabs your attention! This whole song is stunningly well done....but hey, that a normal thing for one your tunes! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks, Torrey! Always good to hear from you. Really glad you like this one!

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Steve ...

Great country song! Nicely arranged and delivered. You have a very good voice for country ... wish I did! This is terrific all around. Your selection of backing tracks was excellent. I lived in San Antonio for about 5 years.

I really enjoyed this! Thanks for a real nice listen! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan


Alan, I really appreciate your kind words! When I was young, I envisioned myself (like most kids my age) a rock-n-roll singer. Now the more I try to sing rock, the more it comes out sounding like Mickey Gilley! So I guess I'm just an old country singer.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Steve,

Such a great song! I always look forward to hearing something new from you.

I love the lyric and vocal - the storyline is excellent as well. Awesome mix as usual.

Loved it.

Bob


Thanks, Bob! You are one of my songwriting heroes. Glad you like this one!

===

Steve
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/24/19 03:06 AM

Good to see you with a new one, Steve!

Very well done, love the lyrics and your vocal. Great harmonies too!

Enjoyed this, well done smile
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/24/19 10:37 AM

Hey, it's wonderful to hear another production from you.

The FIRST thing that always strikes us is how much heart and soul your vocals have. They always sound so genuine. That will draw us into a song quicker than anything else. And this tune is certainly no exception.

In addition to the vocals and fine write the arrangement and choice of RT's along with your keyboards carry the song so well. I think Torrey mentioned the verse to verse chords...nice touch.

And, as always, the mix shines. Nothing to add and nothing to take away.

Superb!

J&B
Posted by: Noel96

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/24/19 03:54 PM

Hi Steve,

Wow! this is good. Whether it's a remix or a brand new composition, I always love hearing your work.

Everything you do is first class. Your flair for exceptional arranging never fails to leave me feeling musically satisfied and very impressed. As I've said a number of times now, your forum submissions are something that I return to time and again when I'm trying to get ideas for my own productions.

It's so good to see you on here with a new one!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: MarioD

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/24/19 04:01 PM

Hi Steve,

First and foremost I am glad that your health has improved, plus it sounds like that month off did you very well.

This is what should be on country radio today. Everything about this is top shelf; your backing tracks are perfect and your vocal is really strong! Plus those lyrics are top shelf!

This is a great song.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/24/19 11:43 PM

Steve,

Nice country song!
(Though you say it not be a country song.)
I agree with floyd.
Good to see you back.
A very nice write. Your vocals are always so nicely done - and work well for this type song. Comfortable and convincing. The harmonies are super.
The sound of the first shot is very good.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/25/19 02:22 PM

Great storytelling song writing

Steve, you have a super voice

I'm sure that you've heard that before

Now I hang my hat
In the hills, just North of San Antone
'Cause I've got Texas in my bones

know it well, I've got it too

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/25/19 04:20 PM

Beautiful production and song. Not only is the vocal good, but also of equal importance is the phenomenal vocal delivery.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/25/19 09:19 PM

Steve,

Crisp inviting sound and melody, and focused, specific lyrics . . . all of which make for a good song, that sung well (as this is), makes for an easy listen. Well done!

My best to you,

Deej
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/28/19 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: olemon
Steve,

L O V E this SONG!!!


Thanks, Olemon! So glad you like this!

Originally Posted By: Skyline
Great work as per usual Steve! A terrific song and sung beautifully. Love it.

John


Thank you so much, John! Always so good to hear from you! Appreciate your kind words. Need to hear more of your sounds!

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Nice storytelling. Very smooth and relaxing to listen to.


Thank you Belladonna! Appreciate your comments!

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very nice Steve!! Total class A production which is your trademark. Arrangement and mix are spot on. Great job on the whole nine!! Take care. Greg


Greg, thank you very much! Appreciate your encouraging words! Thanks for stopping by on this one!

--

Steve
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/29/19 08:15 AM

Very nice work. It reminds me of John Denver a bit.

Can't name a song that... lessen it's country? Well you certainly did. And it's definitely a country tune.
Posted by: edshaw

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 04/29/19 08:54 AM

What can I say that hasn't already been said. I would
love it if this was on my local stations rotation. Breath
of fresh air!
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 05/04/19 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Stephen,
this listens very easy. Strong lyrics and story line! Vocals are smooth and clear! Excellent production.

Thank you for sharing!
Misha.


Thanks so much, Misha! Appreciate your kind words.

Originally Posted By: Jim
Yep...
I think you've got yourself a genuine Austin City Limits country song...
Make sure you get it out to the public radio stations that play Texas country songs...
It should do well!


You're very kind, Jim! Thanks for your encouraging words. I will see what I can do to get this one out to some of the public radio stations. Who knows!...

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve,

Good to see you back.

A very nice write. Your vocals are always so nicely done - and work well for this type song. Comfortable and convincing. The harmonies are super.

Hope there will be many more to come...

fj


Floyd, it is always good to hear from your! Thanks again for your words of encouragement!

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Really well done Steve.


Thank you very much, Bob! Much appreciated!

===

Steve
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 05/06/19 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: furry
Steve this song pushed all my buttons. What a great song. This is the kind of song that should be on all the major playlists. It's got everything going for it. Great job


Thanks so much, Graham! I really enjoy your music. Glad you like this one!

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
This feels so right. It just says what it says from the "steal" in the first line through the "steel" playing softly and sounds instantly classic.


Thank you, Tangmo! Really appreciate your encouraging comments!

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - this is outstanding smile It has a warm, nostalgic quality to it that I like. It is really sincere sounding, and the mix is top notch. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


Deryk, I really appreciate your kind words! Glad you like this one.

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Well done Steve, this was wonderful! The different elements really glue well together and very soothing to hear. Very sentimental lyrics too!


Thanks, Joe! So appreciate all you guys from PG commenting on this one. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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Steve
Posted by: HearToLearn

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 05/06/19 11:43 AM

Whenever I see your name pop up on the showcase I always think "This will be a great song; with exceptional vocals." You never leave me disappointed. Great song Steve!
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 05/14/19 08:41 AM

Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to thank everyone who has been so kind to post your comments on this one! I really appreciate all of you for taking the time to comment. Rather than keeping on bouncing this one to the top, I'll just say one big Texas THANK YOU to all of you!!!

Steve
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: New Song - Texas In My Bones - 05/16/19 02:13 PM


Soundin' good Steve!!!

smile

Another great one.