Brian Hendrix

Brian Hendrix still writes the old songs that Townes Van Zandt inspired in him. Catchy enough for the modern country audience, but meaningful and poignant as the lyrics that shaped an entire genre.

 

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I tried to put together an old-style western album. I ended up only writing a handful of songs. This is my favorite of the lot, and easily one of my top-three favorites I ever wrote. It's about a group of pioneers who went out west in search of their fortune. They didn't find it and instead went broke, became homeless, and started to starve. So they turned to the outlaw life to make some money, but got carried away with being outlaws.
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This is the second song of a three-part story I wrote about a past relationship. This is the second song in the series, about leaving the girl I once loved. The first, "To Feel This Way" describes a man who feels as if his love for this girl will never go away. The third and final, "Shelby," is about a man who finally got to a new destination away from the girl who ended up wrecking his life. This song, this middle of the trio, is about the man when he was first leaving her to get away. For me and the way I play and sing, it's a top-10 of mine. It's a standalone song that doesn't need the others in the trio, but I thought it was a good idea to write a story with each song being a chapter.
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Sort of like one of those promises to never drink again when you're drunk, that you won't keep, and never had any intention of keeping. Just the self-bargaining that happens when you're in a certain type of mood. I've been in this type of mood before - sick of love songs. Sick of telling the stories of my heartbreaks, because there's nothing good that comes of it. Just more fodder for writing, which leads to dredging up pain that won't go away if it keeps getting brought up.
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We'd all be lucky enough to feel this way about someone else at least once in our lives. This is about a man who feels his woman is his everything, saved him from himself. It's meant to have a right powerful chorus, so there's nothing very melodic about this song, although it is a love song. It's the country version of an '80s rock power ballad, which follows more of a Cornell-like formula of a softer verse and stronger chorus. If you can't make it make sense from reading it, stretch the words out in the chorus. "It's un-mis-takableeeeee, a heart that's un-shake-ableeeee" - it'll fall into place.
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For people who've traveled all over, loved and lost, won and lost, etc, they can tell you some amazing stories, though that's not even half of what they've been through. I felt like I wanted to express this in a song, so here are some of the travels - but only about the half of it all. The chorus is progressive in vocalization, midway through and picking up for the end.
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