#1 Hit in Waiting?

The most bizarre thing happened to me at work on Friday January 24, 2014. Interning at Cumulus Media, I was about halfway thorough another shift when I randomly got a beat in my head. This can happen from time to time, but I always end up remembering the song that beat belonged to. This time I didn’t. I realized after a few minutes that this beat was original, and decided I would have some fun with it. Jokingly at first, and to help deviate from the monotony of another work day, I started making up lyrics to fit the beat I was now humming audibly. The longer I kept this up the more serious I got about putting it to paper. Unfortunately, I still had a job to do and that “241 Cars” traffic line was not letting up. However, just as the phone continued to ring, blaring in my mind this beat continued to play. Needless to say, by the time I left work at 5 I had created the chorus to my first song. Thrilled by the direction the song was heading, I couldn’t wait to get home and write it down. Anyway, the song was completed that night and I’m convinced I have something here. If only Eric Church was easily reached I think this song would not only fit his criteria, but his style of country rock. Below are the lyrics to my first song in which I titled “Alone.” Sounds a tad depressing by title, and it doesn’t totally fit my personality, but perhaps in this instance I was used only for reasons of the divine?

Alone

VERSE 1

Livin’ in a whirlwind covered in mud
Benefits of livin life misunderstood
I’m an alpha male addict
Relationship tragic
Never been one for the lovey dove stuff
Rather spend my time underneath of my truck
Holdin’ on to my pride, never set it aside
At the expense of my wife, and love of my life
But then again, all wounds will mend

CHORUS

Yeah I was raised a man through a firm backhand
Emotions not pride were suicide
Don’t worry ’bout me I’ll be just fine
Cause in my mind
I’ll just go home and sit on my throne
I don’t need you no
I’ll make it through this on my own
But then I close my eyes and try to sleep at night
Fightin’ visions of you standin by my side
I want you home I feel alone
I want you home I feel alone

VERSE 2

In a bout with these feelings I’ve never had
I’ve never felt so close to feelin’ so bad
I don’t know what to do, this all is new
But I can’t fight the thought of me lovin’ you
Ya better watch yourself is what my daddy’d say
I’ll bet ya by now he’s rollin in his grave
I gotta look alive, quit feelin deprived
I’m the last of my kind, I will survive
Cause then again, all wounds will mend

CHORUS

Yeah I was raised a man through a firm backhand
Emotions not pride were suicide
Don’t worry ’bout me I’ll be just fine
Cause in my mind
I’ll just go home and sit on my throne
I don’t need you no
I’ll make it through this on my own
But then I close my eyes and try to sleep at night
Fightin’ visions of you standin by my side
I want you home I feel alone
I want you home I feel alone

BRIDGE

I spent my whole life long buildin up these walls
That fell the day you left
Now I can say what I say but at the end of the day
I want my baby

FINAL CHORUS

I can tell myself I’ll just go home and sit on my throne
I don’t need you no
I can make it through this on my own
But then I close my eyes and try to sleep at night
Fightin’ visions of you standin’ by my side
I want you home I feel alone
I need you home I feel alone
Baby come back home I am alone

-BKB

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