“Slow And Steady Rain”

Posted: March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here’s one I wrote a while back with Rick Tiger and Courtney Lynn. It was a rainy day and Rick had this hook that morning and here’s what happened… Courtney did an awesome job singing this one.

Play Slow And Steady Rain

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Play: Jack Of All Trades

© 2003, Bill Seymour

Well I finally got around to demoing this song. I’ve played it around Nashville for nearly 10 years now and always get a great response to it so I figured it was about time to get it into the studio. Brad Anderson gave an awesome performance on vocals, and the band, led by Toby Keith drummer Dave MacAfee, was incredible. Please comment and let me know what you think!

“You Own Me”

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Play: You Own Me

© 2013 Seymour, Spaht, Tiger

Here’s a brand new song that I wrote with the talented Rick Tiger and Drew Spaht. We’re pretty excited about this one. Let me know what you think!

“What Happens Tonight”

Posted: August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Straight from the studio, here’s one I wrote with Rick Tiger and Matt Willis. We produced it at Studio 526 just yesterday. Big shout out to Kris Hitchcock on vocals. This is one of those songs where we started out with nothing–no hook, no idea. Rick picked up the guitar and started strumming that little groove and pretty soon the words just started coming out. I love it when a song comes together like that. Anyhow, let me know what you think. I hope you like it!

Play: What Happens Tonight

WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT
© 2011 Seymour/Tiger/Willis

VERSE
I picked up flowers on my way home
Her favorite wine and she don’t know
What happened today was just a 9 to 5
Cause what really matters is what happens tonight

VERSE
I’ll walk through the front door and she’ll just smile
We’ll hold hands for hours and talk for a while
Not wastin’ a breath of our precious time
Cause what really matters is what happens tonight

CHORUS
I’m gonna love her like never before
We’re gonna hold on till we can’t hold no more
This is the moment all the world is right
And what really matters is what happens tonight

VERSE
The sun goes up and the sun goes down
This old rock keeps spinning ’round
And it’s easy to lose yourself sometimes
But what really matters is what happens tonight

CHORUS

TAG
This is the moment all the world is right
And what really matters is what happens tonight

This song was inspired by my grandfather and the times he used to take me fishing when I was a kid. Trace Adkins may have beaten us to the punch with Just Fishin’ but that’s ok–I wrote this more for my grandfather than anything else. Joe Gilder of HomeStudioCorner.com did an awesome job on this demo. Hope you like it!

Play: When the Fish Don’t Bite

WHEN THE FISH DON’T BITE
© 2011 Lemonis/Seymour

Steadied his old coffee cup
His arthritis flaring up
I climbed in his pick up truck
Cane poles hanging out the back
Took me to his favorite spot
Then he helped me tie the knot
Said it’s prob’ly way too hot
There won’t be much to catch
But we’d talk for hours by that pond
Baiting hooks and building bonds

When the fish don’t bite
It’s still worth the time
Sitting side by side with nothing on the line
When you teach a boy to fish
You have fed a man for life
Even when the fish don’t bite

Talked about me growing up
Pretty girls and my first crush
Laughed about all kinds of stuff
While we waited on that bank
Bobbers floating on the top
The conversation never stopped
Wisdom was the most I caught
And I had him to thank
I’ll take my own grandson some day
Wet a line and talk the time away

CHORUS

He didn’t mind staying late till we could barely see
He always took the time and those times are what made me

CHORUS

FORTY

Posted: June 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, I’m turning 40 this Sunday. It’s definitely a time for reflection, and I’ve been doing a lot of that lately which has turned itself into a new song. I just laid down a very rough piano vocal at home with a single mic and one take, hence its roughness. Sure, there’s a botched chord in there somewhere but I hope the song’s message comes through nonetheless. I don’t foresee pitching this song–it’s not something a publisher would like anyhow. But it’s meaningful to me and that’s cool. Also, not everything is true in the song, like the first line. I quit smoking about 16 years ago:) That first line was also one I came up with in a writing session for another song, but we ended up changing the song around and took it out. I loved the line so I plugged it into this song. I hope you like it.

Play: Forty

FORTY
© 2011, Bill Seymour

I quit smoking Marlboro Lights about six months ago
I know those things will kill me but I’d kill for one more smoke
I started eating right and got myself in better shape
Time ain’t standing still and I ain’t got no time to wait

Cause I can see it coming on
It’s gonna catch me ‘fore too long
I just pray my best days aren’t already gone
But there’s plenty left in store
Cause this time around I swore
I’d learn to do things better than before
Cause forty’s come a knocking at my door

I need to make amends with some friends that I done wrong
I need to hug my kids some more before they’re grown and gone
I’m gonna hike through the Grand Canyon and see things I’ve never seen
I’ll put away the past and try to love you back to me

Cause I can see it coming on
It’s gonna catch me ‘fore too long
I just pray my best days aren’t already gone
But there’s plenty left in store
Cause this time around I swore
I’d learn to do things better than before
Cause forty’s come a knocking at my door

So Lord just bring it on
I ain’t scared of what’s to come
I’m better stronger wiser than I was when I was young

I can see it coming on
It’s gonna catch me ‘fore too long
I just pray my best days aren’t already gone
But there’s plenty left in store
Cause this time around I swore
I’d learn to do things better than before
Cause forty’s come a knocking at my door
Yeah forty’s come a knocking at my door

THAT ONE LEFT A MARK

Posted: May 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

I wrote this song with Craig Winquist a few years ago and have always liked it. After coming across it again recently I produced this guitar/vocal demo at home. For those Chris Farley fans out there, you’ll recognize the title as a line from the movie, Tommy Boy.

Enjoy!

Play: That One Left A Mark

THAT ONE LEFT A MARK
© 2005, Seymour/Winquist

Nobody jumped the creek before
I was scared down to the core
But a double dog dare is hard to ignore
Had to prove that I had a pair
I took a breath and said a quick prayer
And pedaled just like a fool and caught some air
When I came to on the other side
Everything was hurt except my pride
Nobody thought I’d do it but I got the scars to prove it

Cause that one left a mark
Skinned up knees two chipped teeth
I broke my arm and my handle bars
I’ve crashed and burned a few times in my life
And turned out fine so far
But that one left a mark

A couple years on down the way
We were down to one last play
State title on the line five yards away
I took the snap on a quaterback draw
But linebacker was all I saw
And I clawed to get four yards
Stretched out the ball
It wasn’t meant to be that night
Cause I came up just inches shy
I took a knee in disbelief
Then I got back on my feet

But that one left a mark
I’d give it all for one more call
To run that play around the other way
I’ve crashed an burned a few times in my life
And turned out fine so far
But that one left a mark

Oh my daddy used to look me in the eye
And say the man who never failed
Prob’ly never tried

So I’ve crashed and burned a few times in my life
And turned out fine so far
But that one left a mark
Yeah that one left a mark
What Daddy said left a mark
Thank God it left a mark