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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Liked a girl once. Thought she was awesome. She wanted to be friends. I just wanted a chance to hang out with her. Wrote this for her. Turns out, she wasn't awesome. Such is life. The song's good, though, at least. I consider it a top 20.
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Another song I consider one of my babies, definitely in my top 20 list. I reckon I oughta start posting the goods here. This one's just about loving. Simple enough. Two people right for each other, that burning passion.
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Not a big story behind this one. One of those songs that you wake up at 4a.m. to write because it's stuck in your head. I always imagined Chris Stapleton's voice carrying this one. Pretty self-explanatory as to what the song means.
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This is a song I wrote after meeting Kaya Jones, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, when she told me she wanted to break into the country music genre. After writing and sending this to her, she instead decided to opt to stick with her pop career, though she did claim she liked the song. It's written from the perspective of a woman who realizes that the only time she regrets breaking up with her lover is when she's drinking and lonely. When she's sober, she's fine - a problem a lot of us have.
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I'm near 40 years old and wrote songs when I was a kid up into my early 20s. Then I never again picked up a pen until my mid 30s. I went through some stuff that blocked my access to that big pencil in the sky. Listening to Townes Van Zandt woke my creativity back up and gave me a line to sky pencil. He's the best songwriter that ever walked this earth, in my opinion. This song is my tribute to him, though is much more a metaphor of an individual trying to find happiness in life, struggling through the storms and waves to reach a destination that ironically ends up being like everyone else's final destination: Death. This song is one of my babies. I cringe at the thought of it being anyone else's, but a writer needs to put their stuff out there, personal or not. Hope y'all enjoy. Think "Buckskin Stallion Blues" when reading these lyrics. Also: The "chorus" of this song is just after the second bar in each verse. The tempo's meant to pick up with an in-verse chorus. I think anyone who reads it will understand the gist. Thanks.
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