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Backwoods Bravado
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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 04:24 am
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M.P. Shaudd
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Misery's my masterpiece
I'm a Rembrandt of the blues
My bucket list, only consists
Of a pair of worn out shoes

Nashville spit me out
And that's a hard pill, to swallow
Much like my Backwoods
Bravado

My backwoods bravado
Helps me write these songs
It's also the reason
Why I'm still alone

I'm hard on myself
Because pride don't pay bills
And living helped me render
These skills

I like my twang with
A big side of whiskey
I'll take my heartbreak, with pain
It's all the same

But my backwoods bravado
Has kept me
From becoming
One of Nashville's greats

My backwoods bravado
Helps me write these songs
To often about hurt
And love that's gone wrong

I could wallow in pity
Or write it real strong
But my backwoods bravado
Lives on

The hills sing their song
From the breeze in the trees
And my backwoods bravado
Is like a disease

Wherever my heart goes
My life leads me
And my backwoods bravado
Just grieves

My backwoods bravado
Helps me write these songs
The truth's in the lie
That drags me along

Maybe someday should tradition
Come back along
My backwoods bravado
Can live on

Yes my backwoods bravado lives on
Copyright © M.P. Shaudd | Year Posted 2018



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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 02:16 pm
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I'd like to hear how it's sung; either way an interesting look on life's twists and turns.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 02:21 pm
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Thanks for the reply Seamus!



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I like it! It's quirky, an odd mixture of self deprecation and tongue in cheek.

I like the two syllable endings on some verses like:
Lives on
it's a strong hint to how the music should go at that point and gives it some real structure.

It's got "twang" written all over it! :)

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 Posted: Sun Jan 14th, 2018 01:19 am
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Many thanks Rainydayman! The title line was actually one that I was holding onto as just a line in a completely different song, but this is what it ended up becoming. Funny how that works. One of my older ideas I actually finally got to work. Just bought a guitar a week and a half ago so I figure it will be a while before I can ever put music to it.



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M.P. Shaudd wrote:
Just bought a guitar a week and a half ago so I figure it will be a while before I can ever put music to it.

Well I hope you enjoy that. I certainly have over the years. You never know, you may surprise yourself how quickly you come up to speed and be posting recordings in no time :)

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