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The Silver Screen

The Silver Screen

If I close my eyes
My memory wonders back to LA
And the way she shook her head
Turned around and walked away
It took me a long time
To see things this clearly
She finally got that starring role she wanted
In every one of my memories

Chorus:
It was such a simple part
I can’t believe I got it wrong
I forgot the only lines that mattered
And now the role I want is gone
She always said she would be a star
I made her leave her dreams behind
Now she’s the biggest star by far
On the silver screen in my mind

I can close my eyes
But there’s no way for me to erase
All the tears she cried that night
I watched them run down her face
It took a bad actor
To make things end this way
There’s no way you can have a happy ending
When the leading actress gets away

Chorus:
It was such a simple part
I can’t believe I got it wrong
I forgot the only lines that mattered
And now the role I want is gone
She always said she would be a star
I made her leave her dreams behind
Now she’s the biggest star by far
On the silver screen in my mind

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

The Kansas Reflector Incident

The Kansas Reflector Incident

We were on the way back home
From a Kansas concert
When my buddy Clayton got sick
And he threw up on my shirt
I made Jeter stop the car
Tossed my shirt into the night
And there on the side of the road
Was a galaxy of lights

Joe said boys what we have here
Is surely force majeure
Those reflectors in Kevin’s yard
Would be a sight for sure
We grabbed every reflector
All the way down Highway 9
And one lackey cause it seemed
Like a good idea at the time

Chorus:
They didn’t see us coming
We caught them unaware
We stole every light we could find
And hauled ass out of there
Most were red, some were blue
Side found one that was green
More reflectors in one front yard
Than this world had ever seen

We hit the city limits
Just after three a.m.
I said quick turn off the headlights
It’s just around that bend
We took all of those reflectors
And we put them in his yard
I could live for a million years
And I’d never laugh as hard

Chorus:
They didn’t see us coming
We caught them unaware
We stole every light we could find
And hauled ass out of there
Most were red, some were blue
Side found one that was green
More reflectors in one front yard
Than this world had ever seen

Bridge:
They say the next night
The wreckers had a time
Pulling cars out of ditches
All along Highway 9
No one could explain it
They come home every night
Till someone said hey look
There ain’t a reflector in sight

Chorus:
They didn’t see us coming
We caught them unaware
We stole every light we could find
And hauled ass out of there
Most were red, some were blue
Side found one that was green
More reflectors in one front yard
Than this world had ever seen

Copyright Kent Newsome
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.

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

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