Chad Calhoun

Chad Calhoun

 Prescott, Arizona, USA
SoloAmericanaRock

I am a songwriter from Prescott, Arizona. I primarily write Americana, country, and rock.

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Lyrics

Should I Leave Tonight

Written By: Chad Calhoun / William Crawford

Track Only (Vocal Track Available)

Dashboard Horizon

Written By: Andy Cochrane / Chad Calhoun

Dashboard Horizon
2005 Chad Calhoun/Andy Cochrane

(V1)
This ol' faith has more miles than this ol' Ford
But neither one has ever stranded me before
Comin' back tonight might be shootin' from the hip
Don't know how the words "I'm leavin'" ever left my lips

I laid miles under what I thought I wanted
Lookin' for the answer and, man, I got it

(Chorus)
From this Dashboard Horizon
I've felt the chill of the road
Seen the new day risin'
Felt it set on my soul
Saw the truth but kept on drivin'
'Til there was no denyin'
You're the light that lies just beyond
This Dashboard Horizon

(V2)
This gravel drive is all that's keepin' me from you
Back sooner than I thought but I'm long overdue
When you open the door don't be too surprised to find
The face of a new man standin' on the other side

I finally found my exit off that lost highway
And I was wonderin' - do you still want me

(Chorus)
From this Dashboard Horizon
I've felt the chill of the road
Seen the new day risin'
Felt it set on my soul
Saw the truth but kept on drivin'
'Til there was no denyin'
You're the light that lies just beyond
This Dashboard Horizon

(Bridge)
How much you need to see to see what you need
Depends on how long you let the devil lead

(Chorus)
From this Dashboard Horizon
I've felt the chill of the road
Seen the new day risin'
Felt it set on my soul
Saw the truth but kept on drivin'
'Til there was no denyin'
You're the light that lies just beyond
This Dashboard Horizon

Shoot First

Written By: Chad Calhoun

SHOOT FIRST
2008 Chad Calhoun

(V1)
I walked from the mailbox down the long gravel drive
As the wind swept the wheat fields that lined it on both sides
Set the letter on the table and didn't say a word
Guess my face told my dad that I'd been called to serve
He said, "Son, I've never been, so I don't really know
But there's someting I wanna say before you have to go"

(Chorus)
Always seek out peace
But don't be afraid to fight
And remember that your life
Is worth more than your pride When you face your enemy
Don't be too suprised
If you see a young farmboy Looking back through his eyes There's no way around it, son, it's gonna hurt
But....Shoot First

(V2)
We rolled out of Balad as the sun was settin' down
I heard shouts call out behind me so I dropped and spun around Crouched behind a rock wall, down on one knee
I could see a brown eyed kid 'bout the same age as me
I almost felt startled as my own gun cracked and rang
And I wondered if his dad had told him the same thing

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
As my plane lifted up into the hot desert wind
I gave a long salute to nothin' but the sand
I told myself I'd say a prayer each and every night
For a lost farmer's son and the words that saved my life

(Chorus)