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PAXTONROB THE SONGS REMEMBER

LYRICS FOR THE AGES



"I GOT A WOMAN I LOVE, SHE'S CRAZY AND PAINTS LIKE GOD.
SHE'S GOT A PLAYGROUND SENSE OF JUSTICE, SHE WON'T TAKE ODDS.
I GOT A TATTOO WITH HER NAME RIGHT THROUGH MY SOUL.
I THINK EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD."
Guy Clarke 1941-2016
Texas Monthly.com

 


 

CD BABY RELEASES COMING


"Waiting For You"
"Jets for Ukraine"
"Where Corn Don't Grow"
"MaryAnn Sent Me"
 


 

FEATURING


MARYANN SENT ME

          My long-time songwriting buddy, Rick NesSmith, checked in recently, and that got me thinking about the origins of this song we wrote back when analog ruled.  A group of publishers had just finished listening to it ... Beginning. To. End.   Unheard of now, in hindsight... being new material at the time.

          One of the publishers held it up by a corner and shouted out "Whose little cassette is this?"  Another one, a female, said "Get that guy a beer!"  But I fessed up and told 'em it was Rick singing not me.  Why not check it out here on YouTube and in the player que where you can download it. 



 

SONGWRITERS' CORNER


The first line is everything... or... Who, What, Where, When:
"You walked up behind me an' covered my eyes; whispered in my ear 'Guess Who'?"
"As we sat on the front porch of that old gray house where I was born and raised..."
"Can you hear me, can you hear me runnin'?"


Caution: excessive loudness can permanently damage hearing!
Setting the music's volume  at 32 is smart, but 40+ releases music's  power!
Just saying....


 

NEW CONTENT


"WHAT YOU ANSWER TO"
Featured Artist: Mr. Lance Miller
Writers:  Robin Branda/Paul Harbin/Ron Patrick
Release Date December 23, 2021
Greater Big Bend Music, BMI


ABOUT THE SONG
"What You Answer To" is a collaboration between primary songwriters
Robin Branda and Paul Harbin, with a finishing line
offered late-night by Ron Patrick. The line was
accepted and the song was recorded in style
as a demonstration project by Nashville
Recording Artist, Lance Miller, in 2004.
 
PaxtonRob The Songs Remember 

TEXAS CONNECTION

 


KEVIN WELCH SONGWRITING WORKSHOP 
Wimberly, Texas 

          For starters let me say to TEAM YouTube... "Thank you" for helping get Texas Connection up and running.  Here are 2 personal videos from this Texas mega-trip featuring Artist/Master Songwriter, Kevin Welch, and son Dustin Welch, Artist/Songwriter, and Dobro-aficionado.  Give them a visit at dustinwelch.com and kevinwelch.com.

Texas Connection 1 -
Kevin Welch  

Texas Connection 2 -
Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch, and
The Great God-A-Mighty Choir

                   I am a proud student of this once-in-a-lifetime songwriting workshop in Wimberly Texas, 2015.  I measured the round-trip distance between Tallahassee and Wimberly to be 4 "big ol' jet airliners", 2 rental cars, 4 motels, 2 Excel spreadsheets with 6 Gant Charts, and a mid-night waiter who opened the door for us at a closed Appleby's, fed us, and helped us get our bearings when we arrived in San Antonio.  Said he was a friend of Kevin's.   

          And with some expert planning by Marie Eileen (my wife and State Senator's Aid, let me say)... the trip came off like clockwork , except for MY getting us lost on the return trip between Pensacola, the town, and Pensacola, the airport.  Go figure. 

          This 3 day workshop at Kevin's home-place in Wimberly was a friendly rustic dream amid the picturesque low-lying Mexicali trees between San Antonio and Austin.  While Kevin, and son Dustin, an artist in his own right, double-teamed us "students" with different takes and perspectives, it is fair to say there was friendly and respectful give and take from both sides on the two-way street of all things songwriting. 

          The best part for me was one-on-one with Kevin walking around his grounds and hearing his responses to my questions about the story behind "Beneath My Wheels".  Kevin explained the idea for the song was born riding "shotgun" on the way to a gig in a car driven by Gary Nicholson.  Said he watched that rear tire spinning in the passenger door  mirror for a long period of time;  then said the song was of redemption and was 10 years to completion.  Awesome song.  Wife Marie Eileen enjoyed visiting with Kevin and discussing books they've read. 

          The Welches and supporting staff were gracious hosts and made all of the some-odd 12 of us, give or take, feel welcome in their home.  It is a cherished time I look back on fondly.

Kevin Welch Songwriting Workshops
Wimberly, Texas


   Here is a song that remembers.
Please turn your sound level down to 32 for safety's sake. 
Be sure and listen thru a quality set of ear-buds, or quality headphones,
and not your computer's sound card.  Cheers!
         

WHAT SHAPES US

"The Freedom bestowed by a Democracy is a fragile thing and is but one generation away from extinction.  It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again." --Ronald Reagan

"You shall know the truth, and it shall make you odd."--Flannery O'Conner 

"Be careful what you say and see; for you can never unsay or unsee it." --Anonymous


 

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ALBUMS RELEASED

Two albums have been released: a 10 song album and a 6 song album.
          The 10-song album ("The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION") is for digital and physical distribution and includes four new tracks (two of these tracks, "COWBOY" and "NOT ENOUGH JIM BEAM" were recorded LIVE at Songwriter Listening Room events).
          The 6-song album ("The Songs Remember") is for digital distribution only.

The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION

"The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION" is for physical and digital distribution.  

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The Songs Remember DIGITAL

The Songs Remember

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WHAT'S WHAT?

 We are showcasing original music and videos intended to entertain and memorialize historically important people and events.  

Website: greaterbigbendmusic.com

“PaxtonRob The Songs Remember" is a songwriter brand valuing

Conceptual Truth   
For everything humankind forgets, the songs remember;

Song Creation  
Reason compels a story to be told, a truth to be revealed, the undeniable to be voiced, the unthinkable to be clarified, 
and the forgotten to be remembered;

Modern "Song Forms"
The drop-down menu of present-day genres tells the story:
 NOW is the best of times; 

Musical Genres
They all have the power to relate to life's experiences.

Peace. ~PaxtonRob 

PaxtonRob is an independent songwriter available for working solo or in listening rooms with other songwriters. 


 

FREE DOWNLOAD

State of the Union 2020 - A Thing Called Hate

PaxtonRob

"Yeah, you take all the credit, Puto... but you never... you never... take the blame." ~ PaxtonRob

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." ~ Dr. Angela Davis

"What can be said, now... of the One once holding the highest public office in the land?" ~Anonymous

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The Songs Remember Vol 2

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The Songs Remember Vol 2

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The Songs Remember Vol 2 will be a 14 song CD (including 4 licensed cover songs). The target release date is 2022.

TRACKS: Boyfriend/ If Love Was/ Tatoos and Scars/ Mary Ann Sent Me/ Bar Room/ That's What Christmas Means To Me- guitar solo Poison Where Corn Don't Grow The Wild Mountain Thyme/ Clear Blue Eyes/ Cowboy-Studio Version/ Do You Remember

The Songs Remember Vol 2 will be a 14 song CD (including 4 licensed cover songs). The target release date is 2022.

TRACKS: Boyfriend/ If Love Was/ Tatoos and Scars/ Mary Ann Sent Me/ Bar Room/ That's What Christmas Means To Me- guitar solo Poison Where Corn Don't Grow The Wild Mountain Thyme/ Clear Blue Eyes/ Cowboy-Studio Version/ Do You Remember Me/ Mayflower/ W.M.D. - State of the Union 2008/ Rainy Monday Something About You

Bonus Materials may include one free track and background information on the songs.

Expected release: November 30, 2022

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MORE SONGS THAT REMEMBER

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ANGELINA WITH HORNS

This is a remix of the original "Angelina with Horns" posted on Youtube in 2018.  Shelley Weiss on fiddle; Sammy Tedder, horns; PaxtonRob, vocals.

Easy to Learn to Be Green

          This is a music event designed for raising environmental awareness. The songwriters are Craig Reeder, Bill Peterson, George Gray, Ron Patrick presenting original material in a listening room format hosted by RethinkEnergy, Florida, and held at the United Church in Tallahassee.   

Blue Mountain Song

          This bluegrass video remembers the Great Depression when many chose "last resort" measures of "hopping" the southbound freight cars in hopes of finding jobs to send money back home to their families. 

Birth of The American Hobo 

          The "Southbound" train image in the Song video shows men wearing top hats, vests under their jackets, watches on chains, and their best business shoes.  Research tells us they were bankers, lawyers, and merchants who "hopped" the freights going south looking for jobs during the Depression Era of the 1930's.  They were termed "hobos", but without the stigma of our present times. The large numbers of Hobos riding the freight cars during that desperate time, and afterward, gave political rise to The National Hobo's Association.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hobo_Association

W.M.D. State of the Union 2008

WMD Aftermath

         "HEY, I SUPPORT THE TROOPS, IT'S YOU GOT IT WRONG,
AND EVERYTHING IS ALLRIGHT!"

           "WMD State of the Union 2008" is not intended as criticism or blame, despite the unavoidable obvious.   WMD is a reminder and caution of how easily war can become protracted with unexpected consequences after being started with the best of intentions.    With the Iraq War, there was real concern caused by seeing the actual use of poison gas against innocent Iraqie men, women and children... in the streets of Bagdad... by the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein.  Markers were laid down by faulty intel that Hussein was building up a nuclear capability.  Didn't pan out. 
          The events in this song are true.  I lived through those years very upset because of Talking Points that were excuses and made up shit.  One such Talking Point was "The war was launched to find nuclear WMD." That didn't pan out.  Then the Talking Point was "We did it for democracy."  I chronicled those years from memory, with some later fact checking, and completed the song in 2008. 
          I take no pride in protesting for the sake of protesting; but this was something else.  And that part about the oranges is in there because I was upset and needed relief!   That failed.   But the American people didn't.  And neither did the troops.  Wish I could say that about the civilian leadership at the time.

Remembering Gamble Rogers

          The Florida Folk Festival is the grand-daddy of Florida folk festivals.  It was home to Gamble Rogers who perished attempting to save a drowning swimmer caught in a rip tide at Flagler Beach.  This song was living in the Old Slave Market in downtown St. Augustine.  I just happened to rest there in the cool for a while.

STRICTLY "ORGANIC"

One of the greatest country songs ever written... any time, any place.
Written by Fred "Butch" Burns and Ken Yon. 
Performed by Fred "Butch" Burns.
                                                                                                             ~Greater Big Bend Music, BMI
 

Fred "Butch" Burns, Ron Patrick, and the late Judge Charles Miner.
Performed by Fred "Butch" Burns
                                                                                                          ~Greater Big Bend Music, BMI

LISTENING IN SOPCHOPPY

          The songwriter said:
"Well, I got this new song here, but I have just this one verse; and I don't have the chorus; and I DON'T have the bridge!"  --Rick Ott.

          My partner, Morty Beckman, and I played at a "listening room" event in Sopchoppy, the Music Capitol of Florida,  where a savvy and motivated audience attended.  It was a totally FUN night!   Presenting original material were Rick Ott, Kim Thomas, Ron Patrick, and Morty Beckman.  You will probably notice in the video that the event lighting was dimmed for ambience, so please... turn off the lights in your room for better viewing.

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LISTENING AT THE OLD CONCORD SCHOOL HOUSE

          The "Original" Tallahassee Songwriters Listening Room hosted by the Tallahassee  Museum and featuring our late great friend... Mr. Bill Gay, with Sharla June, Morty Beckman, and Ron Patrick performing in the Old Historic Concord Schoolhouse/Church.  The video is in editing.

ABOUT LISTENING ROOMS

          My partner, Morty Beckman, and I founded the "Original" Tallahassee Songwriters Listening Room in 2012.  "Listening rooms" have always been major outlets for songwriters, pro's and unpublished alike. The concept goes back to before the early days of Bob Dylan, and they existed in all the major music hubs:  Nashville, New York, LA.  Miami maybe?  I don't know. 

           You won't find a more fun format anywhere than "listening rooms."  This form of entertainment will rebound in Tallahassee and surrounding areas  as the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 subsides.  Most of these rooms generally practice the "Shhhhh" factor taken from the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee where almost every night new songs get heard and new deals get made.  http://www.bluebirdcafe.com                               

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SET

COMING SOON 
Up On The Road--Sam Jones' War--Rainy Monday Blue--The Mighty St. Johns

The 2 minute Goodbye Song

Many thanks to the Florida Folk Festival for the opportunity to play some of my Florida songs.  Hope to see you soon!

SONGS FROM THE ATTIC

Attics are places filled with forgotten stuff: cabinets full of yesteryear's stitch and fold; old photographs; old recordings; old  memories.  More old footlockers full of more old stuff.
Priceless.

LYRICS ONLY

SONGS & LYRICS

FAIRNESS DISCLOSURE

"THERE AIN'T NO MONEY IN IT!"

WHAT SHAPES US

FOR AUDIOPHYTES

Holdin' Up the Wall Recording Studio-- before...

.... and AFTER

I AM GRATEFUL FOR AMERICA

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