Beth Davidson

Beth Davidson

BandCountry

I love to write and sing music from every vein of the Country genre - from traditional country, to Bluegrass, to Country Blues. Every lyric reveals a facet of my life - and I aim to deliver each song with honesty, sincerity, and complete relatability.

Biography

I was born into a musical family. My dad was the quintessential honky tonk hero and my mother sang in a southern gospel trio. Skip the details of how my righteous mother ended up in in a honky tonk on the south side of Chicago and let's just say they met, fell in love and here I am. So with my music I can damn you to hell or save your soul - depending on the weather.

I'm not ashamed to say that Daddy worked the coal mines of eastern Kentucky. So yes, I was born a coal miner's daughter. And being wedged up between 2 mountains where we lived, we didn't have much in the way of entertainment. We received exactly 3 TV channels (in good weather) and a couple local radio stations. So it wasn't nothing strange to load up the guitars and go somewhere like Cecil Burkhart's on Friday evening (Cecil could play the heck out of anything with strings) and we might sing till well after midnight. And God have mercy, when Daddy got his hands on an old reel-to-reel recorder, we were a regular RCA™ studio right in the living room floor!

I didn't wake up one day and discover I wanted to sing. It's something I have literally been doing all my life. Traveling some bumpy roads, taking detours, and crashing a time or two has given me experiences and emotions to draw upon - so I'm thrilled to finally be writing some of my own material. Shedding the naivety of my 20's, coming into my own, and discovering a side of myself I never knew, I've got something genuine and real to share with you... hope you enjoy!

Lyrics

Was It Good For You?

Written By: Beth Davidson

Was It Good For You
By Elizabeth (Beth) Davidson 2006

I’ve lived my life like a pair of faded jeans.
In your world of fancy labels and designer things
So I really shouldn’t blame you for needing what you’ve missed.
Maybe I was just a “thing-to-do” crossed off your list.
Yes, time will keep on moving – if I stay or if I go
But before it blows away this moment I just gotta know

Was it good for you?
Did it make you high?
Did it make you feel like you were 10 feet tall
And you could fly?
Did you hold your breath?
When I sold my soul?
Oh tell me tell me tell me
Cause I just gotta know…
Was it good for you?

Your deepest secret’s written all over your face.
Forgotten smells of passion lingers in this place.
Those marks there on your skin betray the lies you tell,
The branding of another love – I know it well .
I’m not as fragile as you think that I might be
But there’s one thing I need to know before you set me free…

Was it good for you?
Did it make you high?
Did it make you feel like you were 10 feet tall
And you could fly?
Did she steal your breath?
Did she save your soul?
Oh tell me tell me tell me
Now before I go…
Was it good for you?

Was it good for you?
Did it make you high?
Did it make you feel like you were 10 feet tall
And you could fly?
Did she steal your breath?
Did she save your soul?
Oh tell me tell me tell me
Cause I gotta know…
Was it good for you?

Jukebox Family

Written By: Beth Davidson

Jukebox Family
By: Beth Davidson, BMI - Copyright 2005

VERSE:
Daddy’s gift was a second hand piano,
A banjo and an old flat-top guitar.
He was a jukebox dull of songs
Of living right and going wrong.
He was a poor blue collar worker
And a weekend tavern star.

CHORUS:
So here’s to Elvis Presley
Feron Young and Patsy Cline.
Blue Suede Shoes and Love Sick Blues,
For you I walked the line.
The beauty of Amazing Grace in 3 part harmony…
I thank God above for Daddy’s love
And my jukebox family.

VERSE:
When I turned 18 I packed my things and headed out.
To find myself and some country music fame.
Daddy didn’t say goodbye,
He just looked me in the eye,
And said, “Girl you better do right
By your jukebox family name.”

CHORUS…

VERSE:
In a corner on a dusty stand sits an old banjo
With worn out strings I never learned to play.
It’s a sentimental token, of a circle that’s unbroken
Cause by jukebox family’s never more
Than a melody away…

CHORUS…

Think About You

Written By: Beth Davidson

Verse I:
Another late night - you come rollin' in.
With a pocket full of pennies that you wanna spend.
You ease your way - to my side of the bed.
You just gotta know what's running through my “pretty head”.
But I don’t think you really wanna know...)

Verse II:
I guess I oughta say something - to feel the void.
So I tell you that you're just a little paranoid.
But I've got a little secret - that I keep.
And I tell it to myself each night while you're asleep.
And I get a little stronger every time I do...

Chorus:
I think about her, I think about you.
I think about all the things you did with her we used to do.
I think about love, I think about lust.
I think you'll never be the kind of man a girl can trust.
I'm consumed by fire within and you don't have a clue...
When I think about her - - - - I think about you.

Verse III:
I think of her hair, I think of her skin.
I think of your eyes and lips and hands and wonder where they've been.
When I think that I might crumble, when I think I might cry,
I think about late night meetings spun into an alibi.
When I think that I'm not strong enough to make it thru...
I think about her… and I think about you.

Bridge:
You got secrets, and I got mine. I’ve learned to read between your crooked lines.
Maybe you wish I cared enough to fight. But baby – silence – is what gets me through the night.

Chorus:
I think about her, I think about you.
I think about all the things you did with her we used to do.
I think about love, I think about lust.
I think about me and your old pick-up in a cloud of dust.
I'm standing on the edge and know what I must do
Gonna think about me - - - -and forget about you
Gonna think about me and forget about you
Gonna think about me.
Mmmmmmm. Forget about’cha baby...

Discography

Writing the Wrongs (2006) is available for purchase and/or preview on Cdbaby.com/bethdavidson, iTunes, Soundclick.com/bethdavidson, and at www.bethsmusic.com.

Set List

Cuts from the CD plus dusted off covers of classic Harlan Howard & Buck Owens tunes... with a twist.