Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

BandCountryWorld

Biography

Josh Thompson is an American original. Nurtured by a loving family and community in Wisconsin, Josh Thompson came to Nashville with a respect for people, passion for music and a grounded personality that most can only fake. A fully realized singer, writer, and musician, who can see inside the human heart — and create musical messages that touch everyone.
Josh Thompson is a modern day country artist whose roots go deep. He sings of love, and the road not taken. His tunes are snapshots of life that have meaning for everyone.
"I just want my songs to make a difference" notes Josh, adding "I prefer to let my music do the talking."
Thompson worked side by side pouring concrete with his father, during his teens, giving him first hand insight about the trials of hard-working men everywhere who just want to have a good time. He tells his stories with candor, honesty and a good-natured spirit.
He has been in Nashville for a short three years and has already become a regular name in surrounding venues. Hit writers are lining up to work with this raw, intelligent, and dedicated songwriter.
When the spotlight is on Josh Thompson as he plays his heartfelt music to the fans, his true character is revealed, and some have noted — you can't take your eyes off of him.

Lyrics

Church Pews Or Bar Stools

Written By: Josh Thompson

Not a whole lot goin’ on
Small town Friday night
Revving up at a red light
On your mark, get set, go
Pass the mom and pop restaurant
Same four trucks parked out front
Guess you gotta make your own fun
When you’re stuck in a place this slow

There’s only two means of salvation around here that seem to work
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

CHORUS
When you don’t seem to run on either side of the fence
People act like you don’t make sense
These big town dreams that I’ve been chasing
Will never come true if I wind up staying
And I don’t want to fall in the same rut
Everybody here seems to be stuck in now
Why do I hang around
In this church pew or bar stool kinda town

You can call me a believer
I’m no saint
See the preacher every Sunday
Bartender every Saturday night
I just don’t fit in
A round hole to a square peg
I guess this small town kid is runnin’ out of time

From here it sometimes feels just like this world revolves around
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

CHORUS

From here it sometimes feels just like this world revolves around
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

CHORUS

Yeah I need to get out
Of this church pew or bar stool kinda town

Ain’t a whole lot goin’ on
Small town Friday night
Revving up at a red light
On your mark, get set, go

Music's Lost Its Soul

Written By: Josh Thompson

Old Ray Charles song on my radio
Bu it don’t take my blues away
I love me some George Jones
But I don’t feel like singin’ along
To He Stopped Loving Her Today
To me it’s always been a remedy
Simple words and a melody

You know you’re feelin low
When even the music’s lost it’s soul

Ever since I was young
My daddy told me son
Try your best not to miss a Sunday
But ever since he passed on
My faith ain’t been all that strong
Since I’m on my knees I might as well pray
To save a wretch like me is gonna take
More than a verse of amazing grace

You know you’re feelin low
When even the music’s lost it’s soul

Well I’ve always been (the lightning’ that could come from the Lord?)
Right now those gospel songs don’t even strike a chord

You know you’re feelin low
Oh you know you’re feelin low
When even the music’s lost it’s soul

Before The Devil Knows

Written By: Josh Thompson

Well I hope that Brother Benson
Gave it to me straight
When he pulled me from the water
And told me I was saved
He said your sins have been forgiven
But I’ve racked up quite a debt
Yes I have
I just hope I get to heaven
Before the devil knows I’m dead

Lookin back on my life
It could go either way
I could find the Good Lord’s mercy
Or there could be hell to pay
I guess could stop searchin’
For a way to hedge my bets
Oh yeah
I just hope I get to heaven
Before the devil knows I’m dead

CHORUS
Lord knows I ain’t no angel
But I don’t think I’m all that bad
I’ve sure had a good time on this side of the grass
My sins have been forgiven
Least that’s what Brother Benson said
I just hope I get to heaven
Before the devil knows I’m dead

CHORUS

I’ll try like hell to get to heaven
Before the devil knows I’m dead

Lookin back on my life
It could go either way

Before the devil knows I’m dead

Discography

Church Pews Or Bar Stools