Laurie Morvan

Laurie Morvan

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Blues - Rock | Lakewood, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 50   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

5

Song Description

Road musicians often suffer through poverty, broken down vehicles, nasty club owners, loading and maintaining all their own equipment, driving all night to get to the next town, missing their loved ones back home, sacrificing everything...always keeping that dream of success alive in their hearts.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song while on the road with my travelling band. We lived week to week, gig to gig, dollar to dollar. I think I went for 3 years without buying one stitch of new clothing. I would practice my guitar all day in my hotel room and play gigs at night. One summer it seemed like we played every desert town in California and Nevada. We would get off work at 2 a.m. and it would still be 110 degrees. They were the best and worst of times and I wouldn't trade 'em for anything!

Lyrics

I?ve got 19 dollars and a beat up guitar
A couple of beers in the trunk of my car
And six hundred miles to grease
Before the start of the show
Grind a few more gears outa this old clutch
Kiss my baby goodbye, can I rub you for luck
And hope that you?ll wait for me ?til I get back home

Well we?re one step short of makin? it big
Just a little more time and a couple of gigs
One step short of being a star
Yeah, we?re one step short of falling apart

I should get a new couch and a washing machine
But every penny I make goes into this dream
And it?s a little too late to turn back now
I?ve been to the wall and ready to quit
Shed more tears than I care to admit
But this rock & rollin? life is all my heart will allow

Well we?re one step short of makin? it big
Just a little more time and a couple of gigs
One step short of being a star
Yeah, we?re one step short of falling apart

It?s a hundred and ten in the desert tonight
We?re gonna pack up the trucks and drive ?til it?s light
Lord knows when we?ll be back again

Oh yeah, we?re one step short of makin? it big
Just a little more time and a couple of gigs
One step short of being a star
Yeah, we?re one step short of falling apart

One step short

Song Length
3:40
Genres
Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Blues - Rock


Lyric Credits Laurie Morvan
Music Credits Laurie Morvan
Producer Credits Laurie Morvan
Publisher Credits Laurie Morvan
Performance Credits Laurie Morvan - lead guitar/vocals, Pat Morvan-bass/backing vocals, Tony Dennis Barach-drums, Lou Apodaca-keyboards/backing vocals
Label Credits Screaming Lizard Records