Earl Musick

Earl Musick

 76101, Texas, USA
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Original river bottom boogie, If music ain't got an edge it's Dull. I'm touring at this time with an acoustic band, and we cook!

Biography

The long & Short of it!

Earl Musick bio

Earl Musick a singer/songwriter who lives in Texas. Earl has been writing and making records for most of his adult life, only in the pass ten years has his songwriting received the notice & appreciation it deserves. Earl Recently has his song, "If I'm Dreaming" co-written by Amos Staggs & Mark Merritt, covered by Tommy Alverson on his "Texas One More Time" album.

The song Angelina Dance has now been covered by four different artists, and the song She Loved the Devil Out of Me was used in the Indie film EvenHand. Earl has released four albums to date; they are Apropos with the Unsung Heroes, Done Deal, Privateer and Duck & Cover.

Earls songwriting has been described in many different ways, but storytelling with a groove may best describe it. When asked what genre of music he writes, Earl says it folk music because I write it for folks.

Earl is currently in the studio working on his next album titled Eden Ave. due to be released in March 2011, Earl continues to write and perform live in his native Texas and surrounding states with his four piece combo.

Lyrics

Miss D

Written By: Earl Musick


She takes one day at a time
She’s never making up her mind
Well everything is alright
Whatever it takes that girl
To get through the night
Whatever it takes that girl
To get through the night

Well she’s a loving delight
I love to hold my baby so tight
With kisses like dynamite
You know she helps me
Get through the night
You know she helps me
Get through the night

She smokes her hooch with delight
She’s waiting on that morning light
She holds her breath with all her might
Whatever it takes that girl
To get through the night
Whatever it takes that girl
To get through the night

Traveling Bird

Written By: Earl Musick, Mick Morrow, Tony Desmuke, Darlina Musick

Tell you a story about a traveling bird
He’s never found a loss for words
Traveling around in a van called Gus
Thinks it’s his personal bus
Traveling down to Austin just to hear that sound
Like any cool bird when he’s out on the town

Ozzie rides around in his traveling digs
Travels with the band from gig to gig
With fire in his eyes and a song in his heart
Just a traveling bird doing his part
Driving to New Orleans going to lend a hand
Mississippi mud in the Cajun land

Traveling bird on a Saturday night
With his crew locked down and his groove just right
Blazing up to Memphis on a moon light run
Hit the Black Diamond going to have some fun
With fire in his eyes and a song in his heart
Just a traveling bird doing his part

He likes to jive about Big Ass Trucks
Kisses the girls and makes them strut
Laughing out loud at the top of his lungs
Ain’t no song that ain’t been sung
Traveling thru the south just to hear the blues
Spreads his wings and shares the news

Younger Man

Written By: Earl Musick, Mick Morrow, Darlina Musick ©

He was a lonely man, with a lot on his mind
He never knew when he crossed that line
The ground started shaking, and the sky turned black
Then he knew it was the end of time

Chorus
When he was a younger man
He wouldn’t get out of the rain
Now that he’s older
All he feels is pain

Back before the war, we all had our schemes
Had our hopes, our plans, and our dreams
It all falls away, so easily
Don’t know why, it still mystifies me

The clouds opened up and the sun shined through
Their ain’t no end to what you can do
So when you got a lot on your mind
stick out your hand to your fellow man

Help Is On The Way

Written By: Earl Musick

All the people out in the street
Makes you wonder if they
Get enough to eat

That could be you
That could be me
We’re all one paycheck
From living on the street

But I hear help is on the way
I hear help is on the way
All we have to do is hang on
One more day

It’s hard to keep the faith
When you’re sleeping on
The hard cold ground
And you can’t think of one good
Reason to stick around
No friends no family to call
Your own
No one to miss you
If you’re gone.

But I hear help is on the way
I hear help is on the way
All we have to do is hang on
One more day
Cuz I hear help is on the way
I hear help is on the way
I hear help is on the way

Rufus

Written By: Earl Musick,

Here lies a man named Rufus
He lived when the cotton was king
He worked in the fields in the day time
And freedom haunted his dreams

He died in the year of 07
In the house he lived his whole life
Never much for roaming
Rufus took a wife

Chourse

He lies a man named Rufus
He lived when cotton was king
He worked in the fields in the day time
And freedom haunted his dreams

It’s been nei eighty years later
His kin spread all over this land
They all sing about old Rufus
Cause his was cotton King

Repeat chourse

Five Miles Over Texas

Written By: Earl Musick

Five miles over Texas
Five miles over Texas
Five miles over Texas
I’m just a spot in the sky

Five miles over Texas
My life is a mess
I was nominated
But I failed the test

It wasn’t easy it took all
That I could do
Five miles over Texas
Trying to look cool

Chorus

I could act my age but where’s
The future in that
Everybody knows facts or fact

Lead Break
Repeat Chorus

I could act my age but where’s
The future in that
Everybody knows facts or fact
Lead Break

Bridge

Five miles over Texas
Five miles over Texas
Five miles over Texas
I’m just a spot in the sky

Five miles over Texas
I’m working without a net
From this high up a man could break his neck

And I’m flying blind
No hope no plan no chute
Five miles over Texas
Just cut me loose

Repeat Chorus & Bridge

Discography

Albums released, Apropos, Done Deal, Privateer, Duck & Cover, Woodshed'n. Woodshed'n & Duck & Cover currently receiving radio airplay via internet and land FM

Set List

I do all original songs, after all i'm a songwriter. I play songs from the four albums i've released as well as new songs that have yet to be released. I like to do two shows 1 1/2 hours long, this allows me to take a break visit with the folks that came to the show. But i'm flexable, i'll play however long needed to make a great concert.