If You Don't Want Me

Story Behind The Song

I watched an "Elvis - The Early Years" marathon and wrote this tune.

Song Description

Under my thumb, Moving On, On the Road Again, these and many other hit tunes have a similar theme. "I can take you or leave you girl - matters not to me".

Song Length 2:45 Genre Country - Rock, Blues - Country
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Composed Subject Dysfunctional Relations, Fun
Similar Artists Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvis Presley Era 1950 - 1959

Lyrics

You don't have to scream girl
I heard every word you said
No ya don't have to scream girl
I heard that word you said

And girl if you don't want me
I won't be too upset

I would have went into the army
but I flunked my entrance test
I coulda made it through the army
but I flunked my entrance test

I said if you don't want me
I won't be too upset

I took my tunes to Nashville
they through me off of Music Row
I took my tunes to Nashville
they through me off of Music Row

I said "I won't give up"
I don't give in
An I'll do anything to win
So if you don't want me
I won't be too upset

I said "I do it for fun,
it's good to me"
and I'd play every night for free
so if you don't want me
I won't be too upset

So, girl if you don't want me
I won't be too upset

slide guitar nice piano nice

The instrumentation is fantastic on this song. I love the way the players played off each other. Nice arrangement. Lyrical topic is fresh and fun. I really like the message you're sending to Nashville. If you don't want me, I'll keep having fun doing what I'm doing. I don't need Nashville affirmation. A good message for all us independent musicians out here!

Lyrics Doug West Music Doug West
Producer Doug West Publisher Doug West
Performance Doug West Label Opening Act Records (Doug West)
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