Putnam-Short

Putnam-Short

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Gritty rock, growling blues and soulful harmonies are the essence of Putnam-Short. Feel the passion and energy that erupts from tunes like "Start Living My life Today" and "Can't Make It On My Own" Experience the raw power of "Someday" and "Fire".

Biography

A lifetime of passion and seasoned musicianship become quickly evident at a Putnam-Short show.
A wide variety of musical styles and influences are melted together creating a unique sound all it's own.

Their new CD, "I Won't Look Back" has just been released with 13 original tunes and a unique cover of James Taylor's Fire and Rain. You won't want to miss it!

Lyrics

Start Livin' My Life Today

Written By: Robert Putnam

Runnin' with the big dogs
Swimming with the sharks
Dancing with the devil
Left me blinded by the dark

I better...change my ways
And start living my life today

Fallin' off the wagon
Lost in Jimi's purple haze
One big happy hour
It's time to turn the page

I better...change my ways
And start living my life today

I lost some battles but not the war
The enemy's within
My soul is searching for so much more
I pray to God I'll win

I better...change my ways
And start living my life today

I better...change my ways
And start living my life today

What Have You Bought?

Written By: Robert Putnam & Bill Short

You summer at the ocean
And winter on the slopes
Your name is known by millions
You're more famous than the pope

Your gold and diamonds shine so bright
As you tan upon your yacht
But you can't buy the promised land
That's one thing can't be bought

What have you got if you can't find your way
What have you bought come judgment day

Got a harem full of pretty girls
And candy for your nose
A driver for your limousine
And closets full of clothes

Your pockets stuffed with money
You got a trainer and a gym
But tell me what you really got
If you don't have Him

What have you got if you can't find your way
What have you bought come judgment day

Nothing has more value
Than the love He gives for free
No greater gift available
If you could only see

He's paid for all our tickets
Just simply climb aboard
Our riches lie in heaven
In the presence of the Lord

What have you got if you can't find your way
What have you bought come judgment day

Keep On Movin' On

Written By: Robert Putnam

My gas tank's runnin' empty
There's a road block up ahead
Got bug juice on the windshield
And I sure could use a bed

But I know just where I'm going
So do you want to come along?
We'll just keep on movin'
Keep on movin' on

Now this car is old and rusty
But the engine's overhauled
The seats are worn and musty
But this sucker never stalls

But it knows just where I'm goin'
So do you want to come along?
We'll just keep on movin'
Keep on movin' on

Now I don't know when we'll get there
But I do know what we'll find
So we'll keep heading down the highway
Leave our troubles all behind

'Cause I know just where I'm going
So do you want to come along?
We'll just keep on movin'
Keep on movin' on

Carry On Soldier

Written By: Robert Putnam

So far...
You've gone so far away
And it's so hard...
But I'm praying every day
Carry on soldier
'Til you're headed back this way

Stay safe...
And keep that Bible in your vest
Have faith...
You are serving with the best
Carry on soldier
'Til you come back west

Be strong...
Show courage while you're there
Hang on...
Come back to those who care
Carry on soldier
While you've got this cross to bear

Discography

Putnam and Short released their first CD "It's Never Too Late" with their previous band "Redemption" late in 2002. You can check it out at www.cdbaby.com/redemption. Putnam-Short has finished and released their new CD,"I Won't Look Back". Be sure to click the audio icon and check out the first new cuts: "Start Living My Life Today", "What Have You Bought", "Fire and Rain", "Keep On Movin' On" and "Carry On Soldier".

Set List

Putnam-Short can perform one or two sets of original material along with their bluesy versions of classics like "Fire and Rain" and "California Dreamin".