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Kent’s Songs A-Z – Two-Fer-One

We’re on the homestretch with only W and Y to go (I have no songs that start with X or Z).

I’m going to do a two-fer for the W’s.

The first one is When You’re Sitting at the Bar. I co-wrote it with Ronnie Jeffrey. Listen the the MP3:

The idea for this song came to me as I drove to work one morning, in the form of the first four lines of the chorus. Then came the first verse, which lead to the related truck driver reference in the second half of the chorus. But my favorite part of the song is the bridge, which was written last. Ronnie’s music is powerful, with a country/funky vibe that we have tried to duplicate, but never with the same success. This song has been recorded by Angela Peterson. Of all of the songs I have ever written or co-written, this the one that I believe ought to be a huge hit for someone.

The second one is Watson Lake. Listen the the MP3:

Watson Lake is part of my “Watson Trilogy,” which also includes Watson Opportunity and Old Bill Watson. This song grew out of a very old song of mine called Gordon Avenue– I rewrote it in as a Call of the Wild sort of thing and moved it from Virginia (where Gordon Avenue was) to Canada. I’ve actually never been to Watson Lake, but I liked the name for obvious reasons. I also wrote two different melodies for this one- a slower, sadder one that I later abandoned in favor of this mid-tempo version.

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  1. It’s definitely obvious you haven’t been to Watson Lake — there’s NOTHING that matters back there.Everyone’s just waiting to leave, one way or the other.


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  • 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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