Steve Barraza

Steve Barraza

BandCountryRock

I have a "Keith Urban" feel to my music and my music touches the hearts of many. http://www.itunes.com/stevebarraza

Biography

Steve Barraza began his quest to become a musician at age 10 buying his first set of drums. By age 14 he was on his way with his first band playing school dances and small parties in Phoenix, Arizona. By the time Steve reached his late teens he had joined the most popular band in Phoenix “Autumn People”, becoming lead vocalist and drummer. The “Autumn People” took Steve on tour from coast to coast in the US performing in ballrooms and clubs to capacity crowds. Steve co-wrote many of the original songs for the band. “Autumn People” released their first LP in 1976. The progressive rock album titled “Autumn People” is still being bootlegged in Europe and in the United States.
Steve joined Kris Hollis Key in 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin a song writing partnership that lasted until 1983. Kris owned a popular recording studio in Tulsa called “Sunset West”. In 1983 Steve moved to Los Angeles to pioneer the famous shoe company “L.A.Gear” with Robert Greenberg. Robert is now the CEO of Skechers Shoe Company. Kris soon followed Steve to L.A. and the duo continued their song writing collaboration. The two co-penned over 50 amazing pop songs. They still communicate today.
Steve started his clothing company in 1992 called “Tianello”. The company is based in Los Angeles and sells it clothing in over 4000 women’s specialty boutiques. Steve has created an underground following for his music through distribution in his stores.
His current album “Real Love” which is will be released January 1, 2009 is an original collection of country ballads all penned by Steve, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and was co-produced by Joe Spivey, and Steve Barraza.

"Real Love" available through iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/stevebarraza

Lyrics

COME BACK HOME TO ME

Written By: Steve Barraza

IF YOU WOULD COME BACK HOME TO ME
i SWEAR I'LL CHANGE MY WAYS
LET'S FORGIVE EACH OTHERS PAST
AND MAKE A LOVE THAT'S GONNA LAST
WILL YOU COME BACK
COME BACK HOME TO ME

IT'S SO LONESOME WITHOUT YOU
SINCE YOUR GONE, MY DAYS ARE BLUE
THIS LONELINESS COULD DISAPEAR
IF YOU WOULD ONLY REAPPEAR
WILL YOU COME BACK
COME BACK HOME TO ME

COME BACK HOME
LET'S BE A FAMILY
TOGETHER LET'S BE HAPPY
PLEASE COME BACK HOME TO ME
I'LL LOVE YOU LIKE SOMEONE WHO'S IN YOUR DREAM
SOMEONE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
IF YOU COME BACK TO ME
WILL YOU COME BACK
COME BACK HOME TO ME

COME BACK HOME
LET'S BE A FAMILY
TOGETHER LET'S BE HAPPY
PLEASE COME BACK HOME TO ME
I'LL LOVE YOU - LIKE SOMEONE WHO'S IN YOUR DREAM
SOMEONE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
IF YOU COME BACK TO ME
WILL YOU COME BACK - COME BACK HOME TO ME

DARLIN COME BACK - COME BACK HOME TO ME

FREE MEN

Written By: Steve Barraza

WHY DOES THE WORLD KEEP LIVING IN SIN
I GUESS WE JUST DON'T REMEMBER...ALL THE WARS WE'VE BEEN IN
ALL THE INNOCENT CHILDREN...EVERYONE HAD A NAME
THEY SACRIFICED THIER LIVES... BUT THE HATE STILL REMAINS

I'M NEVER GONNA UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
MAN CAN'T JUST LOVE AND LET LIVE
I HOPE SOMEDAY HATE WILL DIE AND LOVE WILL LIVE
THEN WE'LL TRULY BE... FREE MEN

NOW SISTERS & BROTHERS OF EVERY SKIN
CAN'T YOU SEE WHERE WE'RE HEADING...
DON'T YOU KNOW WHERE WE'VE BEEN
THE WAR IS NEVER OVER... AS LONG AS HATE STILL SURVIVES
CAUSE HATE IS THE WEAPON THAT KEEPS WAR ALIVE

I'M NEVER GONNA UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
MAN CAN'T JUST LOVE AND LET LIVE
I HOPE SOMEDAY HATE WILL DIE AND LOVE WILL LIVE
THEN WE'LL TRULY BE... FREE MEN

IN THE COURT OF GOD... HATE IS NEVER JUSTIFIED...
NOT FOR THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN... OR THE FAMILY YOU LIVE IN
SOMEDAY HATE'S GONNA DIE... DEEP INSIDE... YOU AND ME...

I'M NEVER GONNA UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
MAN CAN'T JUST LOVE AND LET LIVE
I HOPE SOMEDAY HATE WILL DIE AND LOVE WILL LIVE
THEN WE'LL TRULY BE... FREE MEN

REAL LOVE

Written By: Steve Barraza

IN THE BEGINING OF OUR LOVE YOU SAID TO ME
DON'T EVER CHANGE WHO YOU ARE FOR YOU I'LL STAY
I BLESSED THE DAY THAT I FOUND YOU A GIFT FROM ABOVE
SEEMS I'VE FINALLY FOUND MY REAL LOVE

A REAL LOVE IS NOT EASY TO FIND
LIFE WON'T BEGIN UNTIL REAL LOVE COMES INTO YOUR LIFE
AND TAKES YOU AWAY TO A HEART THAT'S BEEN WAITING FOR YOU
THEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR REAL LOVE

THE DAYS GET LONELY WHEN WE THINK ONLY OF OURSELVES
SOMETIMES WE FORGET WE ARE BUILDING THIS REAL LOVE
TOMORROW MIGHT RAIN AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PAIN IN THE WORLD
A REAL LOVE CAN LIVE WITH THE PAIN AND STILL REMAIN

REMEMBER WE'LL NEVER SURRENDER AND GIVE BACK OUR LOVE
WE MUST NEVER STOP BUILDING OUR REAL LOVE

A REAL LOVE IS NOT EASY TO FIND
LIFE WON'T BEGIN UNTIL REAL LOVE COMES INTO YOUR LIFE
AND TAKES YOU AWAY TO A HEART THAT'S BEEN WAITING FOR YOU
THEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR REAL LOVE
LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU'VE FOUND REAL LOVE

LONESOME FOR YOU

Written By: Steve Barraza

I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
WHAT'S THIS MAN GONNA DO

I'VE READ THE OLD LETTERS THAT YOU SENT ME
THE WORDS THAT YOU'VE WRITTEN BRING BACK MEMORIES

I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
WHAT'S THIS MAN GONNA DO

I WASN'T TRYING TO TIE YOU DOWN
BUT IF YOU DON'T WANT ME AROUND
WHY MUST WE SAY GOOD-BYE
CAN WE BE FRIENDS... YOU AND I

I'M TRYING MY BEST TO UNDERSTAND LONELINESS
I STARE AT YOUR PICTURE AND HOPE FOR THE BEST

I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
WHAT'S THIS MAN GONNA DO
EVERY DAY TAKES AWAY A PEICE OF MY HEART
I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
I'M LONESOME FOR YOU

I'M LONESOME FOR YOUI'M TRYING MY BEST TO UNDERSTAND LONELINESS
I STARE AT YOUR PICTURE AND HOPE FOR THE BEST

I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
WHAT'S THIS MAN GONNA DO
EVERY DAY TAKES AWAY A PEICE OF MY HEART
I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
I'M SO LONESOME FOR YOU
I'M LONESOME FOR YOU...

I GET THIS FEELING

Written By: Steve Barraza

YOU'RE LOST IN THE MEMORIES GOING ROUND IN MY MIND
YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH SHADOWS OF TIMES GONE BY
HE CALLED YOU A STRANGER THEN ABANDONED YOU HERE
NOW YOU'RE SEARCHING THROUGH THE MEMORIES OF FIFTEEN YEARS

I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU
WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES YOU CAN'T HIDE
ALL THOSE THOUGHT RUNNING THROUGH YOUR MIND
IT'S JUST A FEELING THAT YOU'RE SENDING THROUGH
I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU

YOU HAVE A SIMPLE DREAM THAT'S TOO STRONG TO DIE
TO BE HAPPY WITH SOMEONE AS YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH LIFE
TO BUILD A LOVE SO GREAT THAT IT NEVER WILL END
AND YOU AINT GOING BACK TO THIS PLACE WHERE YOU'VE BEEN

I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU
WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES YOU CAN'T HIDE
ALL THOSE THOUGHT RUNNING LOOSE IN YOUR MIND
IT'S JUST A FEELING THAT YOU'RE SENDING THROUGH
I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU

HAPPINESS... IS COMING TO YOU
SATISFACTION... IS ON ITS WAY TO...

I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU
WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES YOU CAN'T HIDE
ALL THOSE THOUGHT RUNNING LOOSE IN YOUR MIND
IT'S JUST A FEELING THAT YOU'RE SENDING THROUGH
I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU

I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU
I GET THIS FEELING
I GET THIS FEELING FROM YOU
I GET THIS FEELING

NEVER BE THE SAME

Written By: Steve Barraza

I WOULD NEVER BE LONELY IF YOU WERE DEEP INSIDE
IN MY HEART YOU ARE THE ONLY... ONE THAT I CAN'T HIDE FROM

I'M DESTINED TO SURRENDER... MY FEELINGS UNTO YOU
YOU ARE NOT A PRETENDER, I AM BEHOLDEN TOO

LIFE HAS CHANGED... I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME...
YOU'RE DEEP INSIDE MY HEART
NOW I'LL NEVER... BE THE SAME...

TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH
BE THERE TIL THE END... IS WHAT I'M ASKING YOU
I'M ASKING YOU...

TRUST

Written By: Steve Barraza

WHERE IS THE TRUST THAT'S NO LONGER IN OUR LIFE
I SEE ONLY EMPTINESS WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES
WITHOUT THE TRUST, HONEY OUR LOVE CAN'T SURVIVE
IT WILL NEVER BE ONLY YOU AND ME IF WE CAN'T FIND THE TRUST

I WANTED TO BE YOUR HERE... I WANTED TO BE YOUR KING
I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WOULD BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR DREAMS

THAT'S THE WAY IT STARTED, THIS LOVE OF YOU AND I
WITH PLANS TO BUILD A FAMILY, TOGETHER TIL WE DIE

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY THIS GOOD FEELING WENT ASTRAY
WE MUST HAVE GIVEN IN TO DISHONESTY AND LET IT SLIP AWAY

WHERE IS THE TRUST THAT'S NO LONGER IN OUR LIFE
I SEE ONLY EMPTINESS WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES
WITHOUT THE TRUST, HONEY OUR LOVE CAN'T SURVIVE
IT WILL NEVER BE ONLY YOU AND ME IF WE CAN'T FIND THE TRUST

NOW WE BETTER THINK IT OVER WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO
CAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT I CAN SAY I'M THROUGH WITH YOU
I DON'T WANT TO START OVER, I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH YOU
DON'T ASK ME TO LOVE A HEART THAT CAN LIVE WITHOUT TRUST

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY THIS GOOD FEELING WENT ASTRAY
WE MUST HAVE GIVEN IN TO DISHONESTY AND LET IT SLIP AWAY

WHERE IS THE TRUST THAT'S NO LONGER IN OUR LIFE
I SEE ONLY EMPTINESS WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES
WITHOUT THE TRUST, HONEY OUR LOVE CAN'T SURVIVE
IT WILL NEVER BE ONLY YOU AND ME IF WE CAN'T FIND THE TRUST

IF IT'S GOING TO BE ONLY YOU AND ME
HONEY WE BETTER FIND THE TRUST
WE BETTER FIND THE TRUST
WE BETTER FIND
WE BETTER FIND THE TRUST

WHERE ARE YOU

Written By: Steve Barraza, Kris Key, Tom McCullough

AS I FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
I CAN STILL SEE THEM IN THE SAND
I CAN SEE YOU AS I'M WALKING
IF I JUST HAD THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND

WHERE ARE YOU...WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
WHERE ARE YOU...WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

AS YOU TOLD ME... I REMEMBER
YOU TOLD ME WE HAD GREAT PLANS
AND FOREVER YOU WOULD FOLLOW
AND NEVER LEAVE MY HAND
NOW I FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
AND I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND
THAT TOMORROW HAS IT'S CHANGES...
NOW I'M MISSING THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND

WHERE ARE YOU...WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
WHERE ARE YOU...WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

WHERE ARE YOU
YOU GAVE ME NO WARNING... YOU LEFT ME ALONE
WHERE ARE YOU
LOST IN THE SEASON...BABY WHERE ARE YOU NOW
WHERE ARE YOU
YOU GAVE ME NO WARNING...YOU LEFT ME ALONE
WHERE ARE YOU NOW
LOST IN THE SEASON...BABY WHERE ARE YOU NOW

GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE

Written By: Steve Barraza, Tim Barraza, Tim Jhanigan

THERE'S A SECRET ORDER IN THE CLOUDS IN THE SKY
THE SAME CAN BE SAIS FOR THE LOVE OF YOU AND I

THERE'S A LOOK OF LOVE IN A BABY'S EYES
THE SAME CAN BE SAIS FOR THE LOVE OF YOU AND I

WHEN DANCERS DANCE AND SPIRITS RISE
THE SAME CAN BE SAIS FOR THE LOVE OF YOU AND I

GOLD IS LOST AND DREAMS CAN DIE
NOTHINGS STOPPING THIS LOVE OF YOU AND I

THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE KEEPS OUR LOVE ALIVE
WOVEN THROUGH OUR HEART OUR LOVE WILL NEVER DIE...
IT'S LARGER THAN THE SKY THIS LOVE OF YOU AND I
IT'S ALL HEALD TOGETHER WITH THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE

THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE KEEPS OUR LOVE ALIVE
WOVEN THROUGH OUR HEARTS OUR LOVE WILL NEVER DIE...
IT'S LARGER THAN THE SKY THIS LOVE OF YOU AND I
IT'S ALL HEALD TOGETHER WITH THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE

THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE KEEPS OUR LOVE ALIVE
WOVEN THROUGH OUR HEARTS OUR LOVE WILL NEVER DIE...
IT'S LARGER THAN THE SKY THIS LOVE OF YOU AND I
IT'S ALL HEALD TOGETHER WITH THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE

THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE
THIS GOLDEN THREAD OF LOVE

Discography

“REAL LOVE”
Produced by Steve Barraza with Joe Spivey

“Never Be The Same”
Produced by Steve Barraza

All songs written by STEVE BARRAZA

"Where Are You" written by
Steve Barraza, Kris Hollis Key & Tom McCullough

“Golden Thread Of Love” written by
Steve Barraza, Tim Barraza, Tim Jhanigan

All Songs Published by Steve Barraza Music Inc. BMI
“Where Are You” Steve Barraza Music Inc. BMI,
Trion Music, Inc. BMI, Don B. Cruel Music Ascap

Production Coordination- Tim Barraza

Recorded at Fireside Studios, Nashville, TN
Engineered by George Clinton
Assistant Engineer Jim Legget

Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Steve Genewick, Aron Walk

Recorded at LA FX Studios, Burbank, CA
Engineered by Steve Genewick

Recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN
Engineered by John McBride

Digital Editing by Steve Genewick, Aron Walk

Mixed by Steve Genewick at Capitol Recording studio “C”

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen
at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, CA

MUSICIANS-

Steve Barraza- Lead Vocals, Background Vocals,
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion

Joe Spivey- Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar,
Harmonies on “Good Feeling Of Your Love”

DRUMS- Martin Parker, Andy Peake
Brian Barnett, Curt Bisquera

BASS GUITAR- Leland Sklar, Kip Paxton, Steve Barraza

ELECTRIC GUITAR- Dino Zimmerman,
George Doering, Troy Lancaster

12 STRING ACOUSTIC GUITAR-
George Doering, Dean Parks

ACCOUSTIC GUITAR, DORBO STEEL GUITAR-
Doyle Grisham, Dean Parks

NYLON GUITAR- Robert Williams

PIANO, B3 ORGAN, WURLIZER ELECTRIC PIANO,
FENDER RHODES PIANO- John Propst,
Bobby Ogdon, Jim Cox, Darrel Decounter

STEEL PEDAL- Doyle Grisham, Gregory Leisz

Harmonies on “Free Men” Kim Flemming,
Stan Stancil

A&R Consult- Rob Christie

Personal Management- Tim Barraza
tim@stevebarraza.com

(Original Album Cover)
Cover & Back Photos- Don Sercer
Inside Photo- Renato Barraza
Cover Fine Art- Carlos Vera
Graphics- Martin Collier

THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION-
Tim Barraza, Joe Spivey, Kris Hollis Key,
Tom McCullough, David Locke, Larry Clark, Dan Poff,
Cliff Spiegel, Rick Barraza, Ken Barraza, Jerry Chenier,
Paula Salvatore, Rob Christie,Vince Santa Maria,
Adolph Zuegner, Larry Stutesman, Steve Holmquist,
Salvador Barraza, Sue Barraza Johnson, Virginia Ramoni

This Album Is Dedicated To:
Brianna Barraza, Renato Barraza, and the
Loving memeory of my wife Mina Barraza

All Rights Reserved- Copyright 2008- Steve Barraza
Lyrics Used By Permission- Steve Barraza Music, Inc. BMI
Personal Management- Tim Barraza
tim@stevebarraza.com
Tianello Music Group, 2008

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