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Kent’s Songs A-Z – Your Turn to Fall

I don’t have any songs that start with X or Z so we’re going to finish our trip through the alphabet with Your Turn to Fall. I co-wrote it with Ronnie Jeffrey. Listen the the MP3:

Since this is the last installment of the series, let’s get into some detail about this one.

The central line in the song is “Your face is familiar, But I can’t recall your name girl.” This line came from a button my sister gave me back in the day that said “The face is familiar, but I can’t recall my name,” which was fun to wear to the wild parties of my misspent youth. Every other line in the song is built on that line and that idea. The “All my friends have become strangers” line is, of course, borrowed from the title of the excellent Larry McMurtry book.

By the time we wrote this song, Ronnie and I had pretty much decided to write mostly blues and blues rock- we both love the blues, but it’s easier to get songs on records if they are country. Once we stopped trying to write to get recorded, we started doing some really good stuff.

As with many writers, it is not uncommon for several of my songs to be different perspectives on the same person or event. Even though they are completely different songs, this one and Beer Buzz are about the same girl. In fact, in some strange way, I am really telling the same story twice.

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  1. So, who’s playing what? Kent, is that you singing? Great work.

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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.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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