Your Guitar or Your Saddle

by Jennifer Jean Smith

Released 2015
Michigan Rose Records
Released 2015
Michigan Rose Records
Lyric driven story songs sung in a haunting country tinged voice.
  • 02:22 Story Lyrics Your Guitar or Your Saddle

    Your Guitar Or Your Saddle
    Words and Music by Jennifer Jean Smith

    VI
    You can stash your dream away up on some shelf
    Try and tell yourself that it don’t matter
    But dreams will hunt you down
    Long after everyone’s left town
    So don’t you ever sell your guitar or your saddle

    VII
    Lovers come and go like lovers will
    You can’t always win that battle
    A stretch of lonesome might seem long
    But the ride and song go on
    So don’t you ever sell your guitar or your saddle

    Bridge
    There are things in life that cannot be replaced
    They make us who we are it’s how we leave a trace
    Broken hearts oh hell just leave them to the past
    Hold on to a few good things that last

    VIII
    Pick up your reins and just keep moving on
    Travel light take only what you have to
    The road can’t steer you wrong
    If you know where you belong
    So don’t ever sell your guitar or your saddle

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    Don’t you ever sell your guitar or your saddle

     

    ©Jennifer Jean Smith (ASCAP)

     

NOTES
This song was a lifetime coming. We were fortunate to get to ride horses growing up. As each of us went off to college we sold our saddles. When my younger sister went to college I told her, "Don't sell your saddles. You will never get what they are worth and you will never be able to replace them". While my younger sister was in college we still had one horse left to sell so …
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Epilogue

by Jennifer Jean Smith

Released 2006
Michigan Rose Records
Released 2006
Michigan Rose Records
Honest country folk songs sung in a haunting country tinged voice.
NOTES
I write almost exclusively from my own life experience. I have found that personal experiences are surprisingly universal. When someone comes up to me after a show and relates their own story to something that they heard in one of my songs I know that I am doing my job.

True North

by Jennifer Jean Smith

Released 2001
Michigan Rose Records
Released 2001
Michigan Rose Records
These songs are written from events of my life in the 90s early 2000s. Concern for the homeless population, upheaval in a relationship that I thought was rock solid, and Earnhardt's death which inspired the first song on the CD.
NOTES
I write lyric driven story songs. They come form my life. I don't know when they will, but when they do I usually realize I've been writing that song for a while.

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