Paul Wolf

Paul Wolf

 Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountry

I am a songwriter/producer who moved to Nashville from Chicago 3 years ago. I write full time with established writers, artists and up and comers. I learned my craft from NSAI Song Camp, NSAI mentor Brent Baxter and screener #89. I owe NSAI a big thank you for showing me the way!

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Lyrics

What Happened To My Hometown

Written By: Paul Wolf

What Happened To My Hometown
(C) Paul Wolf

V1 The plows tore Mr Phillps' store to the ground
And now they're tearing everything else down
Our roots in this town have always run deep
But now they're buried under new concrete

Most of the locals sold their homes and barns
They paved the fields the families used to farm
And huge brick boxes went up in their place
Now no one knows their neighbor's name or face
What happened to my hometown

C There's nothing left but memories
To remind me of the things i've seen
What happened to my hometown
This ain't much of a legacy
Just names in a cemetary
What happened to my hometown

V2 I wanted this land to pass on to my kids
Like generations of my family did
But they pushed the vote at the county seat
And took the ground out from under our feet
That's what happened to my hometown

(Chorus)

B Some will say it's progress
But man I disagree
To me it seems like greed

(Chorus)

That's Where America Is

Written By: Paul Wolf

That's Where America Is
(P.Wolf)

I caught the news tonight at five
There were angry folks and protest signs
They're shuttin' down schools and assembly lines
While politicians say the same old things

I told my brother, "Would you look at this
It ain't the same country we knew as kids"
He didn't even pause and said "Yes it is
Nothin' has really changed"

"Cuz if you're lookin' for the good old days
You can find 'em in the same place"

"It's as big as a fist
And sits in your rib cage
It beats about a hundred thousand times a day
And it never lets you play it safe or ever call it quits
It'll let you bend but never break
It fuels your dreams and it runs on faith
It's full of love and courage and grit
Yeah THAT'S WHERE AMERICA IS"

He told me, "Back in '03
I fought four years in the sand and heat
Dodged bombers and bullets constantly
But I never felt far from home"

"Cuz it ain't about the scenery
It's what's inside of you and me"

(CHORUS)

(INSTR BREAK)

(CHORUS)

Just Another Love Song

Written By: Paul Wolf

Just Another Love Song
(P.Wolf)

I was standing at the checkout
With both my arms loaded down
When I heard that song again
And for a minute I was someone else
A different version of myself
From way back when

And I realized then:

It ain't JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG
Playing in the background
It's the sound of being seventeen
A rebel kid and beauty queen
Every time I hear it
It's like a rear view mirror
And the good old days seem nearer when I sing along
It ain't JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG

It made me wonder if she hears it too
And thinks about a boy she knew
And loved back then
And does she think about a simpler time
When I was hers and she was mine
With no regrets

Does it make her smile again:

Or is it JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG
Playing in the background
The sound of being seventeen
A rebel kid and beauty queen
And every time she hears it
Is it like a rear view mirror
Do the good old days seem nearer when she sings along
Or is it JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG

I remember the two of us
Under a blanket in the bed of my truck
Making love while that song played on the radio

It was JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG
Playing in the background
The sound of being seventeen
A rebel kid and beauty queen
And every time I hear it
It's like a rear view mirror
And the good old days seem nearer when I sing along
Yeah it's more than JUST ANOTHER LOVE SONG