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#951769 - 03/23/12 10:12 PM Dirt Road USA  
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This is a country song written by myself and Christine Smith. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Dirt Road USA

when i'm far from home my mind goes back
sweet tea, mama's catfish delight
like a fish out of water, I'm battered and bruised
gotta find me a river to dip into
soon as i put these city folks in my rearview

pardon my ways
i'm dirt road usa
we like front porch rockin
backyard grillin
and chillin by the lake
we've got firefly nights
smoky mountain highs
you just canít walk away
our kinda place
dirt road usa

meetin up with the boys at the roadside bar
gonna tattoo our names all over the night
gonna chase down the other side of sober
and run up a tab like big time players
until the night calls out us faithful sinners

pardon my ways
i'm dirt road usa
we like front porch rockin
backyard grillin
and chillin by the lake
we've got firefly nights
smoky mountain highs
you just canít walk away
our kinda place
dirt road usa

it's just an old cliche
about that rolling stone
cus on dirt road usa
you can always find your way back home
aww yeah

pardon my ways
i'm dirt road usa
we like front porch rockin
backyard grillin
and chillin by the lake
we've got firefly nights
smoky mountain highs
you just canít walk away
our kinda place
dirt road usa

our kinda place
dirt road usa


#951771 - 03/23/12 11:48 PM Re: Dirt Road USA [Re: CarvinAbuser]  
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Welcome to the JPF. I gave your tune a listen and it was OK.

Don't give in to the easy temptation to write country songs that just list out things that are in other hit country songs. I am just not feeling it here. Is this you? Are you are a country boy who rides down dirt roads, picks guitar on the front porch and lives in the smokey mountains. If not, then don't write about that. Write about Maryland crabcakes!

Write about what you do and what you are interested in and you will write more interesting songs.


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#951899 - 03/24/12 03:47 PM Re: Dirt Road USA [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Hello Kevin, thanks for the response. I agree with you about writing what you know, but on the other hand, a writer can be influenced by and relate to the ways of people other than his or her own. In my case, I prefer the easy going southern lifestyle.

#951900 - 03/24/12 03:55 PM Re: Dirt Road USA [Re: CarvinAbuser]  
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Hi Carvin
I like your theme and the song and you seem to have experienced the lyric too which is always good.
Best of luck with it
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#952098 - 03/25/12 08:17 PM Re: Dirt Road USA [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi Travis, thanks for the response, glad you like the song.


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