Brian Hailes

Brian Hailes

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter Brian Hailes performs in a wide range of styles including country, folk, rock and blues.

Biography

Singer/songwriter Brian Hailes covers a wide range of styles including country, folk, rock and blues.

Brian performs his own songs along with many classics from the past fifty years.

Before moving to the United States Brian sang in clubs and on local radio stations in the UK, where he performed as opening act for the late great Long John Baldry in London’s SoHo nightclub district.

With a wide interest in the music business, Brian has served on the Music Panel of the Georgia Council for the Arts and has designed electric guitars for Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville.

As well as accompanying himself on guitar Brian plays a number of other instruments including harmonica, mandolin and keyboards.

Lyrics

The Day We Eloped From Savannah

Written By: Brian Hailes

The Day We Eloped from Savannah
Was the happiest day of my life,
My childhood sweetheart was there by my side,
We were young, we would not be denied,
Yes The Day We Eloped from Savannah
Was the happiest day of my life.

And the day that we landed in Vegas,
Was the luckiest day of my life,
The lights in the desert were calling my name,
The roll of the dice and the thrill of the game.
Yes the day that we landed in Vegas,
Was the luckiest day of my life.

But she played the tables and she cut the decks,
And she pulled the handles but I signed the checks.

And the day I arrived back in Georgia,
Was the start of the rest of my life,
I’ve lost my freedom and I’ve lost my bride,
I’ve lost my way but I’ve still got my pride,
But The Day We Eloped from Savannah,
Was the happiest day of my life.

Just Someone That I Knew

Written By: Brian Hailes

You wonder who was passing by
And softly said hello.
Why did she briefly smile
And quickly turn away?
You think a fleeting glance contained
A hundred thousand words,
But no, it was Just Someone that I Knew.

I didn’t say I’d love her
Forever and a day,
We didn’t plan our lives together
Every single way,
And I don’t think about her
Every minute of the day
Oh no, it was Just Someone that I Knew.

We didn’t spend our summers
At that Smokey Mountain inn.
We didn’t walk for miles
Down by the shore.
And I didn’t break her heart
A thousand times or more,
Before she finally threw me
Out the door.

And I don’t keep a picture of her
Hidden in my room,
Or a hundred tender letters
That she wrote.
I’m standing by my story as I’m
Holding back the tears,
I guess that was Just Someone…
I guess that was Just Someone that I L….
I guess that was Just Someone that I Knew.

A Long Way Home from Talladega

Written By: Brian Hailes

The lady in the pink tee shirt
Was sitting on bend three,
The prettiest thing in faded jeans
That you did ever see,
And a whiff of fancy French cologne
Cut through the gasoline,
As the lights went green for the big machines
She kind of smiled at me,

But it’s A Long Way Home from Talladega,
And the nights grow cold on the open road,
Sometimes you lose your way,
It’s A Long Way Home from Talladega.

Well we hung around all afternoon
And we kind of had some fun, with the
Smell of the crowd and the noise of the cars
In the Alabama sun,
And the day flew by and I felt like
It was gonna end too soon,
As the Alabama sun gave way
To the Alabama moon,

But it’s A Long Way Home ..........

Well just around the checkered flag
I noticed she was gone,
She stole my heart but she also took
My wallet and my keys,
And the last I saw was her long blonde hair
Disappear into the crowd,
As I headed for the exit
She was off to victory lane.

But it’s A Long Way Home from Talladega,
And the nights grow cold on the open road,
Sometimes you lose your way,
It’s A Long Way Home from Talladega.
And you swallow your pride and you’re hitching a ride,
And the feeling’s kind of burning inside,
Long Way Home from Talladega,
And you’re down on your luck and you ain’t got a buck
And the lady she don’t give a
Second thought to the guy in the pick up truck,
Long Way Home from Talladega.

Winter's Song

Written By: Brian Hailes

The frost upon the pavement's creeping
Slowly through my shoes.
The air it seems to freeze my breath away.
The cold it even hits my brain,
Stops me thinking straight.
Then again, I can sing my Winter's Song.

Behind the festive faces
There's a sadness in the air.
Behind it all an aching in the bones.
Maybe I just need a change,
Maybe not, who knows?
After all, I can sing my Winter's Song.

The festive season came and went
And left us to our ways.
The plans we laid were lost below
The January snow.

The frozen winter darkness tightens
Close around the chest.
The bitten fingers tighten on the bones.
Maybe I just need a change,
Maybe not, who knows?
After all, I can sing my Winter's Song.