Michael Lonstar

Michael Lonstar

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

MICHAEL LONSTAR is arguably the most important figure of country music in Poland,one of its father-founders and a major driving force behind this subculture,an authentic Living Legend. Singer,songwriter,guitar player,producer,promoter and dedicated propagator of country lifestyle.

Biography

„ I’ve been all over the world and I’ve known many country singers there – some betters, some worse. But there is one I respect and like most: Lonstar…”
George Hamilton IV

MICHAEL LONSTAR is arguably the most important figure of country music in Poland, one of its father-founders and a major driving force behind this subculture, an authentic Living Legend.
Singer, songwriter with an impressive list of hits to his credit that in time have become the evergreen anthems, guitar player, producer of his own musical projects, concert-and-festival promoter, dedicated propagator of country lifestyle.
He is the only Polish artist to date to have ever appeared onstage the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, in 1989 and again in 1990. That year he also sang at the Summer Lights Festival at the invitation from the Nashville Songwriters Association and on the TNN cable television show "Nashville Now".
The list of his awards includes Entertainer of The Year, Male Vocalist, Album, Vocal Collaboration, Event of The Year and many others.
In 2008 Lonstar released his new album titled "WHAT'S THIS COUNTRY THING", which contains 14 self-penned songs encompassing a variety of styles from New Traditionalist, to Nashville mainstream, to Texas Outlaws, to Country Rock.
He takes a true pride of collaborating with a German rising star, Miss Suzie Candell. They have already cut a duet song “You and I”. He also collaborates with singers/songwriters: Stan Silver (USA) and Mandy Strobel (Germany).
Lonstar makes music his own way: straight from his heart, inspired by a down-to-earth reality, intelligent, rebellious, the music that makes the difference.
He also performs solo and trio acts – most eligible in smaller venues, clubs etc.

http://www.lonstar.pl
http://ww.myspace.com/michaellonstar

Lyrics

What's This Country Thing?

Written By: Michael Lonstar

So you ask me lady – what’s this country thing?
Where does it come from? What bell does it ring?
You criticize it
Saying it’s a kid stuff, backward and bad taste
Stuff we should grow out of, dirty trash and waste

Now you scorn me lady – what’s this country for?
Who’d want to buy it? Is it hip at all?
And then you go like:
Isn’t it offensive? If you have any doubt
Well I’d be happy to explain it to you lady
What it’s all about
So listen to me

Country’s not about a boot or a cowboy hat
You should learn about it just a little more than that
It’s the life that writes every word
To the music of your laughter, crying, joy and hurt
A friend you can rely on, faithful to the bone
If it feels like home
Then it’s country

Simple man and scholar, granny, dad and son
Poor man and a rich man – there’s room for everyone
And you insinuate
It’s isolated ‘cause pearls and swines don’t mix
You claim it’s a pastime good for fools and hicks
Which is a lie, ‘cause

We got loving couples and the cheated wives
Those who’ve just got fired and those who won a prize
United in the
Country music circle good as daily bread
Why don’t you drop this line of accusations, lady
And join our bunch instead
And see for yourself that

Country’s not about a boot or a cowboy hat
You should learn about it just a little more than that
It’s the life that writes every word
To the music of your laughter, crying, joy and hurt
A friend you can rely on, faithful to the bone
If it feels like home

A friend you can rely on, faithful to the bone
Feels like home sweet home

High Noon Train

Written By: Michael Lonstar

Well she came to town out of the blue
With that sky-blue look from under platinum hairdo
Judging by her suitcase, well it wasn’t her virgin cruise
That ragged suitcase knew all the trials she’d been through

He was a killer at the business but with chicks he was a child
When he bumped upon her, his hormones went wild
She fooled him with a story of her life full of misery and pain, oh man
He wasn’t smart enough to see she would flee
On a high noon train

She ripped him of his money, his integrity and pride
She stuffed it to that suitcase till it swelled on the sides
She never looked back nor did she better with goodbyes
And only then he realized he was but a stop of her train
High noon train

She’d never risk a fancy talk ‘cause she never went to school
But her tight blue jeans sent a message to that fool
He invested in her all his money, his heart and his name
What a shame
How could he know that ol’ chick would play a disappearing trick
With a train

Her baby angel face made him fall real fast
Her makeup so convincingly lied about her past
She knocked him down with one look
Though he was big and strong like John Wayne, oh yeah
Now he’s lying there bleeding while she’s speeding
On a high noon train

She ripped him of his money, his integrity and pride
She stuffed it to that suitcase till it swelled on the sides
She never looked back nor did she better with goodbyes
And only then he realized he was just one more stop
Of her train, high noon train

There’s a moral to this fable for all you guys in heat
Never trust a bastard bitch or else she’ll bite you till you bleed
And if you want your money back
And save yourself from eternal shame
O.K.
Go rush to the station, defend your reputation
If you’re quick enough to chase her
On a high noon train

Noon train, high noon train, high noon train…

Song For An Unwanted Woman

Written By: Michael Lonstar

It’s a Saturday night, it’s a honky-tonk bar
Full of cowboys straight from Hollywood
There’s a dance floor and music and a hope that tonight
Her ol’ dream would finally come true

But she’s fifty and worn-out and so is her style
And her makeup is a desperate cry
Other chicks – young and blissful
Who would bother with this one
Who’d accost her and what for and how
So she’s drinkin’ bent over the bar

Who will notice this woman unattractive and aging
Who will kindly invite her to dance
Who will fall for her charm
Make her bloom in his arms
Who will give her a ghost of a chance
Who’ll request a slow song for an unwanted woman
Who’ll appreciate her human inside
All them boys are too blind
With one purpose in mind
So they dump her and they just walk on by

Now the chicks with the cowboys have all left at dawn
But she’s hangin’ out till closing time
She’s still glancing around
With her hopes melting down
Like them ice-cubes in tequila and lime
‘til the dawn blurs that blue neon sign.

Who will notice this woman unattractive and aging
Who will kindly invite her to dance
Who will fall for her charm
Make her bloom in his arms
Who will give her a ghost of a chance
Who’ll request a slow song for an unwanted woman
Who’ll appreciate her human inside
It’s a market demand
You display latest trend and
You don’t care ‘bout an old merchandise

All them boys are too blind
With one purpose in mind
So they dump her…

You And I (duet with Suzie Candell)

Written By: Michael Lonstar and Ron Reid Gardner

L: Whenever it would thunder
I would take you in my arms and hold you
I knew you were afraid
But you always felt safe in my arms
And in your eyes I could see
That you always looked at me as your hero
But I never let you know I was afraid
And not always that strong

S: When I was small you held me
As you taught me how to take my first steps
And when sometimes I got hurt
You were there to comfort me
I would wear your cowboy hat
And then you would take me to the school dance
You were always standing by my side
You and I

S+L: You and I, you and I
Like a gift from a heaven above
To be holding someone that you love
You are my life – you and I

L: Well I couldn’t keep you save
From the storms that invaded our family.
S: I just couldn’t understand
Why this had to happen to us?
L: Will I be able to convince you,
Will you ever see things my way?
S: You must know that I’ve been trying
But sometimes it’s just too hard.

S: Someday soon I will be leaving
And it’s easy to be hurt in the real world.
L: Will you run to me for comfort
When everything is going wrong?
S+L: So no matter how life changes
I’ll always be beside you, oh don’t you see?
S: Nothing ever could come between
S+L: You and I

S+L: You and I … (etc.chorus)
S+L: You’re my whole world,
You and I

A Long Haul

Written By: Michael Lonstar

It’s against the regulations
To pick up hikers in the night
But what the hell, just climb on in, son
There’s a goodness in your eyes
After ten this road gets empty
You could wait like this till dawn
I can bend them regulations
‘Cause I hate to drive alone
You can stash this bag of yours behind the seat
You just buckle up your seat belt if you please

Do you mind if I ask you something?
Where you goin’? Where is that?
In Kentucky? That’s where I’m goin’.
You quit smoking? So did I.
So you’ve been away for a long time
Well I hope that you don’t mind
If I talk while I’m driving
By the way, my name is Dwight
See that thermos? There’s a little coffee left
It ain’t sweetened but it helps to stay alert

‘Cause it’s a long haul and a long night
It’s a hard ride and a lonely sight
It’ll charm and lure you
Then mislead and fool you
And the devils get your soul
Life is like a highway
Gotta be a fighter
To defeat them curves and holes
In a long haul.

You mean you served time in Folsom
‘Cause your road had once gone bad.
Now you wonder if she’s still waiting
And if your kid would call you “dad”.
There’s a station past Cynthiana
And your place ain’t far away
But before you go, first call her
I will wait here just in case
If she lets you in after all these years
Don’t you ever take that bad road, son, you hear?

‘Cause it’s a long haul … etc. chorus

Discography

What's This Country Thing (CD, 2008)
The World of Lonstar (CD, 2007)
Greatest Hits (CD, 2004)
Rio Bravo-acoustic country classics (CD, 2001)

More: http://www.lonstar.pl