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kve



Crozet, VA

Dec 14th, 2009 12:43 PM        

Need to work on re-phrasing the title line. Might have to revisit this one again in the new year.<br /> <br /> I sort of tried to mix in country (fiddles), jerry lee piano and some rock guitar stuff. I'm probably a little pitchy here and there, but you guys and gals are used to that by now!!<br /> <br /> Enjoy!<br /> <br /> Kevin<br /> <br /> ***************************************************************<br /> Country is in the Ear of the Beholder <br /> (c) Kevin Emmrich 2009 <br /> <br /> (verse 1) <br /> I got my radio on <br /> listening to my favorite song <br /> someone asks ... <br /> "Is that really country?" <br /> "It sounds all wrong" <br /> <br /> (verse 2) <br /> but it's telling me a story <br /> about what life is really like <br /> about a young girl, a farmer, a soldier <br /> yea, "Country is in the ear of the beholder" <br /> <br /> (chorus) <br /> Country is as country does <br /> quick to help and slow to judge <br /> try to understand what folks go through <br /> do what you can to help them improve <br /> we got tunes about moms and dads <br /> about love and loss <br /> songs about a brand new daughter <br /> yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> (verse 3) <br /> Now a lot of country singers today <br /> were born and raised in cities <br /> (say it ain't so) <br /> maybe they cut their teeth on rock n' roll <br /> or listening to those pop tart ditties <br /> (ee-hee -- attempted a MJ imitation, ha, ha) <br /> <br /> (verse 4) <br /> But country is as big as all outdoors <br /> we can fit a lot under our tent <br /> around here no one's standing <br /> over your shoulder <br /> and country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> (chorus 2) <br /> Country is as country does <br /> a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun <br /> try to understand what folks go through <br /> do what you can to help them improve <br /> we got tunes about moms and dads <br /> teenage love and grace from above <br /> we got songs about a brand new daughter <br /> yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> (Instrumental Break)<br /> <br /> (Verse 5) <br /> (listen up) <br /> Quite a few folks think that real life <br /> is staring at them from TV (no, no, no) <br /> dancing, cat walks, AI, Big Brother <br /> but Survival ain't guaranteed <br /> <br /> (Verse 6) <br /> so get up on your feet and clap your hands <br /> if you ain't groovin', you're big at losin' <br /> you can get better as you get older <br /> and Country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> (chorus ) <br /> Yea, Country is as country does <br /> a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun <br /> try to understand what folks go through <br /> do what you can to help them improve <br /> we got tunes about moms and dads <br /> preachers, teachers, Walmart greeters <br /> and songs about that brand new daughter <br /> yea, .... Country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> (tag) <br /> Yea ... wine, whiskey, pork or kosher <br /> Country is in the ear of the beholder <br /> <br /> Kevin: Vocals, slide guitar, electric guitar <br /> BIAB: bass , drums, twin stonzy electric guitars, pianos, fiddles, brass section, vocal harmonies <br />



kve



Crozet, VA

I'm "Branded"-- my stars are ripped away
Dec 23rd, 2009 01:20 PM        

Well, I liked it -- LOL!<br /> <br /> Kevin



mark bjorke

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Annapolis, MD

wank box
Dec 26th, 2009 07:47 AM        

It's a good sentiment but I don't think it's quite working. "Ear of the beholder" seems ungainly to me.<br /> <br /> I thought the last chorus was pretty good.



kve



Crozet, VA

I'm "Branded"-- my stars are ripped away
Dec 27th, 2009 07:50 AM        

Mark: the general consensus was that the title line either had to be phrased differently to be effective. I know I had trouble with that "beholder" word. I see what I can do about making it flow better. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comments.<br /> <br /> Kevin



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