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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A story about a smart, funny, magnetically beautiful girl who doesn't realize all of those things about herself. She thinks that men are only interested in her for wearing skirts or just how she looks, not realizing how exciting of a person she is. So it's a little song about a man speaking with her and noticing these qualities about her, and he thinks that she must not know how awesome she is.
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I guess by having a steady, loving girlfriend who's an influence in my life, she acts in many ways as my muse, so I'm writing a lot less about heartbreak and more about being in love. That's a good thing; we could all use songs like that. This one in particular is just a man singing the praises of his woman and pointing out all of those many things she does for him.
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When two people are in love, it sometimes can feel like they're sharing the same brain. There's just a certain look or sigh or feeling you get that lets you know that your partner is ready for... well... those private things, and you're both thinking the same thing. This chorus turned out really well, and I think I did a good job of writing around that to let the hook stand out as pretty strong.
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I wanted to take a unique angle on a song about a guy loving a girl. Instead of heaping a bunch of praise on his girl endlessly, the song is more of a warning for other things (men, death, whatever) to stay the heck out of his way, because his girl is his, and you can't have her! I've never seen another song like this. Not saying it's setting a new trend, just that its premise is original.
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A lot of people--I mean a lot of people!--have been writing songs about the virus pandemic we're unfortunately still suffering through, as of late May, 2020. Me, I wanted to go a different route. A lot of people act as if this is the end of the world, so I wanted to write a song about a fantasy, post-apocalyptic world where a mother is trying to soothe her child while spreading some wisdom to her child about all the nothingness that's left out there. It's more general, not virus-based. I like it and feel it's rather poetic; turned out nicely.
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