Brian Burkett

Brian Burkett

BandCountry

Stop and listen to the this incredible music. This artist delivers profound and descriptive lyrics with melodies both familiar and entirely new to Country Music. This music begs to be seen with closed eyes, not just heard with open ears.

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Lyrics

Nothing Really Matters (But You)

Written By: R. Brian Leanza (a.k.a. Brian Burkett)

It dances with the stars above and swims with the sea.
It’s enveyed by the hummingbird who’se never been so free.
It’s never seen the mundane world or known the time of day.
You can hear it on the winds of truth, but only if you play.
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I lie awake wondering
why the wonders of the world are even sought at all.
When you see what I’ve seen... It puts it all to shame

Oh, It fell from the sky and shot right through me…
… a dream come true, or what living should be
My eyes opened wide to it’s spirit and it’s flame

I’m talking about the way I feel when I’m with you.
I’m talking about the way my hearts been beating true
It’s as simple as happy child running wild on an open beach
I’ve heard, and seen it, and wanted it, yeah, but it’s always been out of my reach.

It knows everything about the man I am.
It’s found all my dreams and placed her in my hands.

This dream come true… I never really knew what I’d do.
In this dream come true nothing really matters but you.
Nothing Really Matters But You.

Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah

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No One Here On Earth

Written By: R. Brian Leanza (a.k.a. Brian Burkett)

If words and truth were kissing cousins,
And hearts like mine a dime a dozen,
Then finding love would be an easy thing.

With tears for fears that I’ll never find,
And fading hopes, a thought comes to mind.
Can hearts like mine still fly with broken wings?

I fear I’m on the outside looking in.
Like no one here on Earth could be my kin.
The world just moves along to the march of a different song.
Is a mind such as mine such a sin?

If settling weren’t selling out,
Or I didn’t know what I was all about,
I’m sure this world would fit me like a glove.

But, here’s a man that keeps his hat on straight
And gives his brain the room it needs to concentrate
On all the things his hearts been dreaming of.

But, still I feel the cold around my skin.
I’m walking down this road alone again.
I whisper soft in my own ears to comfort all of my own fears
Like I’ve done so far, so well, so many years.

And my mind knows there’s bound to come a day
When my lips could finally say
That my heart has found its way
Around the song my fingers play.

And for her from every ounce in me
You know, a girl is gonna see
Just what love’s supposed to be
Like no one else on Earth has seen.

But, for now I’m on the outside looking in.
Like no one here on Earth could be my kin.
The world still moves along to the march of a different song,
And with no one here on Earth I’ll play it again.

Yeah with no one here on Earth I’ll play it again.

8000 Quarter Pounders

Written By: R. Brian Leanza (a.k.a. Brian Burkett)

Hey there buddy, my name’s Joe
And there ain’t much that I know,
But one thing’s certain for sure. I’m a ridin’ hand.

I grew up on a farm, and I got real good
At ropin’ them steers, and ridin’ them bulls
All I gotta do is make it to ol’ Cheyenne.

Sittin’ on 8000 quarter pounders,
Kickin’ up dust, fightin’ and slingin’ spit.
That’s where I’ll sit

These achin’ bones and ol’ pulled groins…
It’s more than an average man could bear,
But not that I care.

So open that gate and get out of my way
Eight seconds is all I’ll take
I’ll see you on the other side when I pull my tale.

My bent hat and ol’ black spurs
Long chaps and gigglin’ girls…
Aint nothin’ in this world gonna take their place.

Cause I got all that I need…
A good Ford and a dog to help me sleep,
But not too deep.

Sittin’ under these ol’ stars
Beans and biscuits blazin’ on the fire
Bull rider for hire.

Sittin’ on 8000 quarter pounders,
Kickin’ up dust, fightin’ and slingin’ spit.
That’s where I’ll sit

I’ll make my livin’ and smoke my smokes
Love my women and ride bulls ‘till I’m broke.
It ain’t nojoke.

Discography

Contact the artist for information regarding the purchase of his self produced debut album - 8000 Quarter Pounders - With such songs as Black Rig, Long Road Home, Love Ain't, and of course the title track 8000 Quarter Pounders. Other tracks may be heard in the "Audio" section of this press kit.

Set List

Aside from the original songs listed below, the artist can also provide four 45 minute sets of contemporary and classic Country covers. Please contact the artist for further information or song lists.

-Original Songs List - by B. Burkett

No One Here On Earth
8000 Quarter Pounders
Long Road Home
Black Rig
Black Water
What It's All About
Oh, Man
Love Ain't
I know Where I'm Going
Nothing Really Matters (But You)
The Moon is So Bright (by Tony McCashen)
This Cowboy
All My Friends
Sittin' Here
Stop, Drop, and (Rock &) Roll
Tell Me How It Feels
On The Line
I'm Gonna Make It
All I need Is Time
Leave It All Behind