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One Step Closer to Dead

Here’s a video we made about the writing of One Step Closer to Dead, a track on Idlewilde South‘s latest record.

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Straight into Goodbye

Lyrics

Another week, and my game cam is still badly misaligned.  So I ordered a new mount, and made another video.

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Lindy Blue Star

Lyrics

I wrote this song about a character in another song on one of my favorite, obscure 70’s records.

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Ghosts

Here’s a video we made about the writing of Ghosts, the title track on Idlewilde South‘s latest record.

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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
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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
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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
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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

White Mercedes Blues

White Mercedes Blues

Driving out to the Woodlands
I was heading north
On I-45

I passed a pretty rainbow
Golden hair, red lips
And pretty blue eyes

Chorus:
Tell me do you like your white Mercedes
Is it taking you where you want to go
Why don’t you come and ride beside me
And we’ll take it nice and slow

We’ll spend some time together
I’ll paint you pictures
Of the deepest hue

I’ll regale you with stories
And if you let me
I’ll make them come true

Chorus:
Tell me do you like your white Mercedes
Is it taking you where you want to go
Why don’t you come and ride beside me
If you don’t you’ll never know

Bridge:
You’ll never know what we can see
You’ll never know the gentler side of me
You’ll never know what we can do
You’ll never know how much I love you

Chorus:
Tell me do you like your white Mercedes
Is it taking you where you want to go
Why don’t you come and ride beside me
If you don’t you’ll never know

Bridge:
You’ll never know what we can see
You’ll never know the gentler side of me
You’ll never know what we can do
You’ll never know how much I love you

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
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When You’re Sitting at the Bar

Music Video

Audio Only

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Lyrics

It’s as black as the devil’s heart
Out here on this interstate
The crackling of the radio
Can barely keep me awake

This truck is a silver spaceship
Hurling silently through space
I’m a lonesome rocket jockey
Feeling like a castaway

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

You still tell me that you miss me
But you never say how much
I know you care some for me
I just don’t know if that’s enough

I can picture you sitting there
An angel out on her own
Free drinks for the lady here
Every time her husband’s gone

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

Bridge:
You like to be the life of the party
You want to be everybody’s friend
I’m stuck out here on this dark highway
And you’re sitting at that bar again

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
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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