richard murrey has danced all over the genre floor with numerous lyrical and musical lovers. country being one of them... and probably the oldest of his flames. going back to the days when his folks, bill and rose would have the opry and wsm piped into the farmhouse on a regular basis. growing up 50 miles north of nashville helped to hone that appreciation for fine tunesmithing also... so enjoy this collection of hand-picked favorites. produced as always by steven cooper. 11 songs, just outside of nashville. a short description follows:
"you can't dance"... you finally get to civilization, have a cold one, and fall in love with the one gal in the place... that can't dance... she's working!
"acoustic in the dark"... ever move away from "home" and realize you left everything that was anything to you?
"honkytonk daddy"... there's a reason why that old drunk in the corner strikes you as so familiar.
"take the love"... might as well cut my heart out and take that too. the pain of love withering on the vine.
"i'm done"... one of those nights, too much music, too much booze, too much fun! can you have too much of that?
"a bar with no mirrors"... think about how hard it is to find a bar that doesn't have mirrors!?
"livin' the lyric"... a sort of tribute song to merle haggard, un-named "hero" of sorts to many americans... and should be to many more!
"more than a friend"... when she needs something she calls, when she's in trouble, she calls... but she doesn't realize you're the one she needs?
"honkytonk soul"... singin' all the great songs like you heard them, but not like you've lived them... a big difference.
"open your arms"... missing that lover, been away for awhile, no matter why, just glad to have her back.
"too good for the radio"... might be that some songs are just too good to be on the radio because they expose the hypocracy and stupidity of the commercial music scene.