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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
©Stephen 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


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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




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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 ...

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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

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Steve,

L O V E this SONG!!!

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

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Nice storytelling. Very smooth and relaxing to listen to.

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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

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

Thank you for sharing!
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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!


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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...

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Really well done Steve.

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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

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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.


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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!


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


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just love your vocals Steve. Such a cool country tune. Loved the backtrack and chord progressions. Well done..


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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.


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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!

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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.

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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!

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Steve


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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

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