Jan Pittard/Lyrics Only

Jan Pittard/Lyrics Only

BandCountryBlues

Songwriter/lyrics only with mostly upbeat positive country songs.

Biography

My brother was a huge influence on me musically. He is four years older than I am, and when we were young he shared his musical tastes with me. So when most of my friends were singing "Sesame Street", I was singing "Bad, bad Leroy Brown", "Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a Bullfrog), and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". He also had a collection of the Beatles. He had a band early on, and played bass guitar so I went to sleep for years to him practicing "Smoke on the Water". I learned rock and roll songs from him, but my own collection was eclectic -- John Denver, Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Barry Mannilow... I loved disco music as a teenager.

My country music connection from my Arkansas roots -- my cousin and I used to sing a lot of country music swinging on my grandma's porch swing. Dolly Parton was our favorite "Me and Little Andy", especially. We had a little venue in town (still active for over 20 years with different owners) with The Grapevine Opry originally owned and managed by Chesai Childs and her husband Andy; and Johnny High who left to form his own highly successful show still in operation. Great local talent such as Brad Davis (with his brother and father with a blue grass band) and went to Nashville to play with the Forester Sisters and many others; Lee Ann Rimes (performed with Johnny High); Lee Ann Wommack (also performed with Johnny High's show). Back in the old Opry days, sometimes big name performers dropped in such as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and more -- Chesai's dressing room was full of pictures of visitors to the Opry. I grew up in Texas, so no matter how hard my folks tried to keep me out of country music, there's no way around it.

Lyrics

What Happened?

Written By: Jan Pittard

Verse 1: Sunny days and picnics in the park,
Catching lightning bugs in the dark,
Snuggling on Grandma's porch swing,
I wonder now did it mean anything?

Chorus:
What happened to the love and laughter?
What happened to our happy ever after?
Did it drift away like a faded dream?
Or slowly unravel at the seams?

Verse 2: Night time prayers and candlelight,
Holding you all through the night,
I wonder now while I wait for the light of dawn,
Just where does love go when it's gone?

Chorus: What happened to the love and laughter?
What happened to our happy ever after?
Did it drift away like a faded dream?
Or slowly unravel at the seams?

Bridge:
You may think I'm somewhat strange,
You may think I'm a little deranged,
But it's the little things I miss the most,
Like a morning kiss over cinnamon toast.

Chorus: What happened to the love and laughter?
What happened to our happy ever after?
Did it drift away like a faded dream?
Or slowly unravel at the seams?

Verse 3: Talking for hours without end,
Thinking that we'd always be best friends,
I wonder now just how our love went,
And did it mean what I thought it meant?

Chorus:
What happened to the love and laughter?
What happened to our happy ever after?
Did it drift away like a faded dream?
Or did it slowly unravel at the seams?
What happened to the love and laughter?
What happened to our happy ever after?
What happened?

© 2008 Jan Pittard
817-706-5689 (cell phone)
janpittard@verizon.net

Back to Cheyenne

Written By: Jan Pittard

Verse 1:
You came from Wyoming to set me up with your friend,
The night didn't turn out quite the way I thought it would end,
Joe went off on his own, leaving you and me all alone,
You took my hand and I danced into the danger zone.

Chorus:
I was lost in your eyes,
Found in your embrace,
You took me by surprise,
With the love on your face,
But you aren't free, and I've got plans,
So, baby, go on back to Cheyenne.

Verse 2:
Well, I can still taste your whiskey on my tainted lips,
I can still feel the heated touch of your hand on my hip,
Where you held me tight as we danced last night,
Why'd ya have to make it so hard to do what's right?

Chorus:
I was lost in your eyes,
Found in your embrace,
You took me by surprise,
With the love on your face,
But you aren't free, and I've got plans,
So, baby, go on back to Cheyenne.

Verse 3:
She's been married to you seems like forever so long,
Cheyenne's my friend, too; you know I can't do her wrong,
Besides, I'm packed, ready to go, try my luck on Music Row,
Can't you see my name all lit up in a neon glow?

Chorus:
I was lost in your eyes,
Found in your embrace,
You took me by surprise,
With the love on your face,
But you aren't free, and I've got plans,
So, baby, go on back to Cheyenne.
Oh, whoa, you aren't free, and I've got plans,
So, baby, go on back, go on back, go on back to Cheyenne.

Spoken: Baby, go on back to Cheyenne, and give her my regards.

My Heart Will Walk with You

Written By: Jan Pittard

Verse 1:
I watch you casually pack up the last of your things,
Your black hooded sweatshirts, razor and comb,
Your guitar's by the door in its tightly locked case,
And I wonder when I look in your face when you'll be back home.

Refrain:
Do you know when you turn to go,
and disappear into that sky so blue,
My heart will walk with you.

Verse 2: Your car's loaded up with barely room for one,
Life's waiting for you beyond the next turn,
My heart's in my throat with your final hug,
And I wonder if I taught you what you needed to learn.

Refrain:
Do you know when you turn to go,
and disappear into that sky so blue,
My heart will walk with you.

Verse 3: There's nothing left now but the smell of exhaust,
I'm standing here watching your trail of dust,
Disregarded tears rain down flooding my face,
And I wonder and I hope and I pray and I trust...

Refrain: That you knew when you turned to go,
then disappeared into that sky so blue,
My heart walked away with you.
Ohohoh my heart will always be with you.
My heart walked away with you.

Discography

"Back to Cheyenne" - selected for Paramount Group's annual cd - "Catch a Rising Star" soon to be released.

Director's awards received for:
"Princess of Pain"
"Christmas on the Cumberland"

upcoming demos to be completed sometime in March:
Christmas on the Cumberland
Texas Swing
What Happened

Set List

n/a