Bob Birthisel

Bob Birthisel

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Country - Rock | Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 975   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: 11/29/2020
   Sounds Like: John Mayer, The Eagles

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Plays:

41

Song Description

This is not a knock on Ohio at all - it's a story-song about leaving home to begin a new life. A combination of Keith Urban and Brad Paisley Southern/Country Rock with Eagles-like harmonies. The dream of hitting the hightway, starting over, and maybe finding new love along the way with the change of scenery. This song has a sing-along chorus and plenty of driving kicks.

Story Behind the Song

After leaving Ohio as a young man to start a new life for myself, this song pretty much wrote itself.

Broadjam Member Reviews

A solid rock/country song with a great hook. Well performed and produced with nice stereo acoustic guitars and electric lead, solid bass and drums with interesting fills and breaks. Great backing vocal harmonies.

    - Simpson-Mancine Productions

This is fresh, engaging and sounds completely professional which I imagine it is. The recording is top notch, very well balanced and blended into a warm cohesive whole. The lead vocal is very strong, with immaculate pitching, and good variety of tone and expression, to match the lyrics. The musicians are great, with each element serving its purpose exactly, and skilled craftsmanship in the performances. Lyrics are rhythmical and appealing and the hook is very catchy.

    - rob colley
Lyrics

Drivin' down an open highway, I think about the things I've done.
Searchin' for a new life somewhere, settin' my sights on the sun.
I'm leavin' my place in Cleveland, bound for 'round Mexico.
And I'll be right on down to settle in a quiet border town.
Gonna find myself a Senorita...and leave Ohio behind!
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.

Road signs and telephone lines. Don't even have a place to stay.
Reminds me of a blue-eyed girl I passed along the way.
No one's ever gonna find my tracks, I'm gonna cover them with time.
And I'll be there tomorrow -nothing in the world can change my mind.
Gonna find myself a Senorita...and leave Ohio behind!
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.

Road signs. Telephone lines. Don't even have a place to stay.
Reminds me of a blue-eyed girl I passed along the way.
I'm leavin' my place in Cleveland, bound for 'round Mexico.
And I'll be there tomorrow - nothing in the world can change my mind.
Gonna find myself a Senorita.........and leave Ohio behind!
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.
I'll leave O-hi-hi-hi-hi-o behind.

Associated Videos

Video - Leave Ohio Behind
Leave Ohio Behind

Not a knock on Ohio at all, this lyric video is about leaving home to start your life over in a new place. Finding love along the way is just a bonus! It's an up-tempo, Country Rocker that is equal parts Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers. I'm performing all lead and backing vocals.

Song Length
4:08
Genres
Country - Rock, Rock - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
In High Spirits, Cheerful

Subject Matter
Highway, Street, Road, Searching for Love

Similar Artists
Keith Urban, The Eagles
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Music Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Producer Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Publisher Credits Worldwide Birthisel Publishing (ASCAP)