Marvin Adcock

Marvin Adcock

BandCountry

I have since been blessed with cuts in the United States, Canada, and Europe, with one song reaching top 40 on the European country charts. I currently divide my time between Nashville and other business operations in Kansas.

Biography

My first real appreciation for music hit me the first time I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. The emotion and enthusiasm that the audience experienced on that small black and white screen was a real eye opener for me. I began writing songs a few years later as a teenager when I decided to learn to play guitar. What better way to impress girls, right? As I matured it was my love for a good story that converted me into a country songwriter. I was always reading about other writers and one of my biggest influences was a Johnny Cash quote. He said he used the "KISS" method of writing. An acronym for "keep it simple stupid". I thought that sounded pretty easy, but I learned that easy is hard. Several years and stacks of spiral bound notebooks later I slowly morphed into a more experienced writer and I learned to draw more and more from life's experiences. Not only my own life, but the lives of those around me.

My dad was a career military man and I was even born on an military base in Augusta, Georgia. Growing up I spent summers on my grandparents farm in Louisiana, and so I am forever filled with a deep love for the south. My children are grown with families of their own, and my wife and I live in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Lyrics

Everybody's Wrong

Written By: Marvin Adcock / John Bizzack / Mark Brock

I didn't show it the day you left
Something to do with pride
Said I know it's for the best
And held the hurt inside
Everybody thinks I'm carryin' on
But every thing that keeps me going is gone

CHORUS
Everybody says I'm standin' tall
An oak that won't break down
Everybody says I'll never fall
But everybody's not always around
Everybody says they're amazed to see
How quickly I've moved on
Everybody thinks you're a memory
But everybody's wrong

Once in a while someone will ask
And I say I'm doing fine
Put on a smile and throw a laugh
No one ever sees me cryin'
And no one knows when I'm alone
How I'm not really made of stone

CHORUS (Repeat)

BRIDGE
Everybody thinks I've turned the page on you
Everybody it seems
Everybody thinks I'm holding my own
Everybody but me

CHORUS (Repeat)

TAG

Love's Gonna Get Us All

Written By: Marvin Adcock / John Bizzack

Once there was a lonely heart
Lookin’ for it’s missin’ part
Disappointed a little more each day
It was thinkin’ ‘bout givin’ up
When it stumbled on another heart and there it was
Love’s gonna get us all someday

CHORUS
And sunshine feels warmer
Sky’s a bluer shade
Nights a little shorter
It never comes too late
Love’s gonna get us all someday

So if you’ve got a lonely heart
Lookin’ for it’s missin’ part
Don’t worry nothin’s gonna get in its way
If you have to wait don’t settle for less
And if life starts to feel like one big test - remember
Love’s gonna get us all someday

CHORUS (repeat)

BRIDGE
It’s not fate and it’s not luck
Yet sometimes it seems way too much
To ask - but hold on - it’s comin’
“When” is always hard to say
But hearts full of love always find their way
Yeah love’s gonna get us all someday

CHORUS (repeat)
TAG

Gone, Gone, Gone

Written By: Marvin Adcock / John Bizzack

Now gather ‘round me fellas - yeah come one and all
I’ll tell you how to get a woman out of your craw
Out of your craw - out of your craw
Out of your craw, craw, craw, craw, craw, craw, craw

You've gotta’ climb way down - from that lover’s cross
And get it through your head once she’s gone she’s gone
Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

INSTRUMENT BREAK

Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

When love has stained a heart - it’s hard to persevere
And all that’s left’s a mem’ry n' a scar souvenir
Souvenir - souvenir
Scar, scar, scar, scar, scared souvenir

You've gotta’ find your way - to stay tough and strong
And get it through your head once she’s gone she’s gone
Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

INSTRUMENT BREAK

Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

You've gotta’ climb way down - from that lover’s cross
And get it through your head once she’s gone she’s gone
Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

Once she’s gone - she’s gone
She's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

Discography

The Western Ballad Opera
Memory Like Mine
Prairie Winds
A Lesser Heaven