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Before I Fall

Before I Fall

Well I guess we’ve put this off for another year
All that’s left is saying what no one wants to hear
I’ve got places I want to go
And you’ve got ones you don’t
So let me slide away before I fall

Chorus:
Watch me slip and slide as I go
A ghost out in the winter glow
I see the water below
So dark, so cold, so nice
Here on thin ice

I’ll miss those nights on the town all polished like chrome
But lately you’ve been staying pretty close to home
I only hope it’s by your choice
You can’t hear the siren with a rheumatoid voice
So let me slip away before I fall

Chorus
Watch me slip and slide as I go
A ghost out in the winter glow
I see the water below
So dark, so cold, so nice
Here on thin ice

Bridge
The light on your porch chases me like a lighthouse through the fog
A howl through the trees sounds a little bit like your dog
But there’s no point in turning around
There’s nothing back there that wants to be found

Chorus:
Watch me slip and slide as I go
A ghost out in the winter glow
I see the water below
So dark, so cold, so nice
Here on thin ice

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

A Little Press

I was honored by an article in a recent edition of The Houston Lawyer, on my music and songwriting endeavors.

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Joe Middleton and I co-wrote Ghosts, as well as several other songs for his forthcoming record.

Ghosts

Ghosts

http://errbear.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/ghosts.mp3

I’m wandering down these empty streets
Worn out shoes and blisters on my feet
All the roads that led me out of this town
Keep on calling me, bringing me right back around

I can see some old familiar places
But I sure miss all the friendly faces
That used to smile in passing on the street
Why won’t these memories just let me be

Chorus:
I can shake the sand from my shoes
But I can’t shake off these sandhill blues
Ghosts from my past are never far behind
The cloud my eyes and they haunt my mind
I thought they’d disappear with time
Oh, but I can’t seem to leave my ghosts behind

Every step I take is so bittersweet
When pieces of my past fall incomplete
It’s like some crazy game of lost & found
When the sentimental fool comes back to town

Chorus:
I can shake the sand from my shoes
But I can’t shake off these sandhill blues
Ghosts from my past are never far behind
The cloud my eyes and they haunt my mind
I thought they’d disappear with time
Oh, but I can’t seem to leave my ghosts behind

Bridge:
I keep on trying to run
But I’m not even sure what I’m running from
Maybe it’s time to let go of this fear
Of what I’ve been hiding from for all these years

I guess the one thing I wish I knew
Am I home or only passing through
Are these memories leading me astray
Or trying to help me find my way

Chorus:
I can shake the sand from my shoes
But I can’t shake off these sandhill blues
Ghosts from my past are never far behind
The cloud my eyes and they haunt my mind
I thought they’d disappear with time
Oh, but I can’t seem to leave my ghosts behind

They keep on haunting me…
They keep on following me…

Copyright Joe Middleton and Kent Newsome
All Rights Reserved

Recorded by: Idlewilde South

Your Turn to Fall

Your Turn to Fall

I’m not sure why I came back here
There’s nothing for me here but memories
We fell in love on that dance floor
You broke my heart by the front door
Now you say you’ve been thinking about me

It seems like only yesterday
We were just a couple of young lovebirds
Even though I still miss you some
Most of my hurtin’s been done
All I have for you are these simple words

Chorus:
Your face is familiar
But I can’t recall your name girl
You say you’re a friend of mine
Well you know it’s such a strange world
All my friends have become strangers
And you’re the strangest one of all
What goes around comes around
And now it’s your turn to fall

For a while after you left me
I didn’t think that I would make it through
But as I slowly recovered
I finally discovered
That I’m a lot better off without you

Now you think you can get me back
With some sweet lies and the touch of your hand
And while I can be slow to learn
I don’t want to be twice burned
What part of these words don’t you understand

Bridge:
Now that I am feeling stronger
Maybe it won’t be much longer
Until I won’t answer your call
Now that it’s your turn to fall

Chorus:
Your face is familiar
But I can’t recall your name girl
You say you’re a friend of mine
Well you know it’s such a strange world
All my friends have become strangers
And you’re the strangest one of all
What goes around comes around
And now it’s your turn to fall

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Your Love and Whiskey Drinks

Your Love and Whiskey Drinks

It’s almost midnight
I’ve still got some cash
I think I’ll drink it up
I think I’ll get smashed
Two hours to last call
I’ve got to act fast
Your love and whiskey drinks
They don’t ever last

Chorus:
Like the warm summer sun
At the end of the day
Like the face in a dream
That you know cannot stay
Like the high that you get
From a shot or a wink
These things never last
Your love and whiskey drinks

I use the bottle
To keep holding on
To the feelings we shared
Before you were gone
But it’s just a crutch
I know it won’t last
The joy comes so quickly
And leaves just as fast

Bridge:
I’m in need of a feeling tonight
A glimmer of hope in a cold and dark night
I’m looking for something I’ve lost
I’m looking for a bridge that I’ve crossed

Chorus:
Like the warm summer sun
At the end of the day
Like the face in a dream
That you know cannot stay
Like the high that you get
From a shot or a wink
These things never last
Your love and whiskey drinks

Copyright Kent Newsome and Bob Clay
All Rights Reserved

Winter Time Again

Winter Time Again

The north wind keeps on blowing
And it chills me to the bone
The past is a cold shoulder
It’s no good for crying on

The future’s just an ice storm
In the coldness of the years
That pass on by like glaciers
After the sun disappears

Chorus:
My love blows down the highway
Like a snow flake in the wind
Fare thee well my summer girl
It’s winter time again

Once the weather turns sideways
And the fall beats a retreat
There’s no rest for the weary
And no fire to warm your feet

And the days all seem so short
When it’s heartbreak saving time
She bought some time for her heart
But there’s not much hope for mine

Bridge:
The snow has been falling since just before dark
It covers my love and leaves not a mark

Chorus:
My love blows down the highway
Like a snow flake in the wind
Fare thee well my summer girl
It’s winter time again

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Wings of Angels

Wings of Angels

Part of me will always wonder
But there’s no sense in looking back
Over the miles that lie crying
Between our desires and the cold hard facts
On a rocket ship to the stars
Does your baggage always get lost
And spin towards earth like falling leaves
As burdens that hold you down get cast off

Chorus:
If you see my father
Ask him if he remembers me
If you see my mother
Tell her I am sorry
Love is the wings of angels
Carried by the wind of regret
Let the healing begin tomorrow
I’m not quite ready yet

I saw you flying through the sky
Towards a moon that was almost full
In my dream I was the ocean
Fighting in vain against its mighty pull
I remember calling to you
As you sailed right over my head
A whole life lived in a moment
And you heard every word I would’ve said

Chorus:
If you see my father
Ask him if he remembers me
If you see my mother
Tell her I am sorry
Love is the wings of angels
Carried by the wind of regret
Let the healing begin tomorrow
I’m not quite ready yet

Bridge:
It’s 3:00 a.m.
And I’m awake again
Looking for meaning to it all
On a dark bedroom wall
My lips make a silent refrain
I will always speak your name
I will always speak your name

Chorus:
If you see my father
Ask him if he remembers me
If you see my mother
Tell her I am sorry
Love is the wings of angels
Carried by the wind of regret
Let the healing begin tomorrow
I’m not quite ready yet

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Winds of Change

Winds of Change

If I was a boat
Oh how I’d float
Far out to the deep blue sea

Ride upon the waves
As they carry me away
Leave your memory far behind me

I’d float away, far away
That’s just what I’d do
Floating along as the wind fill my sails
Never think of you

If I was a bird
Oh how I would fly
Far across the big blue sky

Hide behind the clouds
Ride the winds about
Lose your memory from my mind

I’d fly away, far away
That’s just what I’d do
Drifting along as the wind fill my wings
Never think of you

But no matter how I try
I know that I
Can never lose the memory of your kiss

The troubles that we had
Then you found another man
I guess I’ll go on dreaming like this

If I was the rain
I’d wash away the pain
That sits inside my heart today

If I was the wind
I surely would blow in
As a wind of change
And get you back again

Copyright Kent Newsome and Frank Calvagna
All Rights Reserved

William’s on a Bender

William’s on a Bender

William’s on a bender
It’s been a long time coming
He’s been holding it inside
As long as I’ve known him
William’s on a bender

Chorus:
If I were William
I’d be on a bender too

William’s grown his hair long
And he’s sporting an earring
He bought my old guitar
He going to learn how to sing
William’s grown his hair long

Chorus:
If I were William
I’d grow my hair long too

William’s leaving Texas
On the back of a Greyhound
He’s never been to Tulsa
But he’ll be there pretty soon now
William’s leaving Texas

Chorus:
If I were William
I’d leave Texas too

William’s on a big drunk
He’s letting it all hang out
He’s feeling those feelings
He thought he’d forgotten about
William’s on a big drunk

Chorus:
If I were William
I’d be on a big drunk too

William’s on a bender
It’s been a long time coming
He’s been holding it inside
As long as I’ve known him
William’s on a bender

Chorus:
If I were William
I’d be on a bender too

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Why Won’t You Set Me Free

Why Won’t You Set Me Free

Here you come walking through the door
Just like last night and the night before
I smell the whiskey on your breath
I know you’ve been with someone else

Tell me what I ever did to you
To make you treat me so damn cruel
If hurting me is in your plans
There’s something I don’t understand

Chorus:
Why won’t you set me free
When it’s the right thing to do
Try to think about me
You know I’d do it for you
If I say please, will you tell me
Why won’t you set me free

Even when you’re at home with me
I can tell you don’t want to be
You say you’re going out for a beer
You’re going any place but here

Every time I hear that door close
It hurts me more than you’ll ever know
I wonder if you’re coming back
And I can’t take much more of that

Chorus:
Why won’t you set me free
When it’s the right thing to do
Try to think about me
You know I’d do it for you
If I say please, will you tell me
Why won’t you set me free

Bridge:
Have a little sympathy
For this old heart of mine
Look me in the eyes
While I ask you one more time

Chorus:
Why won’t you set me free
When it’s the right thing to do
Try to think about me
You know I’d do it for you
If I say please, will you tell me
Why won’t you set me free

Copyright Kent Newsome and Bob Clay
All Rights Reserved

  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

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