an earlier collection of country-oriented tunes, penned by richard murrey in the late 90's, while still in the mountains of california, big country, wide-open spaces, air that energized the core, good-livin' times and good hearted people with memories for a thousand songs. the muse was working full-time there... the imagination was working overtime. murrey decided to pull these tunes out, polish a few rough edges with producer steven cooper. enjoy.
"laser beam"... just sitting there minding your own business, when she walks in and cuts through your heart like a laser.
"mama cooked the roadkill"... yeah, it happens... self-explanatory, burp!
"where do your dreams take you tonight"... even in your dreams, you can be suspected of cheating!
"i knew him when"... yeah, when you finally make it big, she'll end up singing this one too!
"just a country boy"... tried to do it the city way, but it will never take... once a country boy, always a country boy.
"she's coming back"... yeah, you really believed she'd show up and work it out? but the waitress might not mind.
"stone cold"... the heart is sometimes the hardest element found on this planet.
"king of the world"... we've all thought about what we'd do if we had that crown?
"one more second"... sometimes total forgiveness requires a bit more time than we're willing to part with.
"bear hug boogie"... mother nature has her own rhythm and we can learn to dance along.
"renaissance man"... there ain't nothing this guy can't do... except love her the way she wants it.
"thrown it all in the wind"... sometimes it is best to give it up and let the wind take the memories because there's comfort in the wind.
"desert breeze"... a song of loss and hope for reunion someday.
"learn to love me"... terrible habits can be overcome when you learn to love yourself.
"small town carousel"... lovers, partners, affairs, trists, they all take a number in isolated small towns... ride that carousel.