The Big Dogs

The Big Dogs

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The Big Dogs are an Alternate-Country/ Rock concert style band with cross over into country and pop genres, in the same vein as The Black Crows, Montgomery Gentry. 38 Special or The Georgia Satellites Powerful vocals and a hard driving "metalbilly" guitar style give them their edgy signature sound

Biography

The Big Dogs are not your average sounding rock band. Perhaps considered Alternate-Rock or Alternate-Country, they play high-energy rock with a “twang”. All seasoned musicians, their signature sound is created with strong vocals, big guitars and hard hitting drums.

The band is anchored by songwriters KC Vinck on bass and lead vocals, and Marco Cocchiaro on guitar and vocals. KC and Marco have known each other since High School. Marco was born in Sao Paulo, Basil, KC in Charleston, West Virginia. They both located to South Florida when they were very young. They formed a song-writing team in the early 90's and have written more than 50 songs together since then. Marco's "metalbilly" guitar style and KC's strong vocals blended with Marco's high harmonies produced The Big Dogs unique sound. An Outlaw's Song, a song written by KC and Marco and released on “Warning! The BIG DOGS Inside” (a 5 song demo CD), won the “The Great Sound Search” contest hosted by the Miami Herald.

The Big Dogs write songs about life’s simple pleasures, human emotions and stories that are easy for everyone to relate to. The band’s general market seemed to be rockers, bikers, rednecks and your average working men. The fan base provided from their strong internet presence and live performances has been more diverse. They have accumulated fans of all ages (12 –69), genders, genres (rock, country, southern-rock, classic rock, pop rock, adult cotemporary, Alternate), occupations, and lifestyles, not only around the country but from around the world.

HISTORY
The idea for "The Big Dogs" name came from a phrase Marco used to describe something that demanded attention. If the electric was going to be shut off the electric bill became the "Big Dog". The band's lead singer and bassist, KC Vinck, remembers when they were kids another band asked to play a couple of songs at one of their gigs. "They turned our amps to 11 and kicked ass. Every since then I wanted my band to be the Big Dog at the show". This name reflects the persona KC and Marco strive to emulate at their live shows and with their songwriting.

The band was formed in 1991 and a few years later Marco and KC landed a spec deal with Quadradial studios in Miami and recorded 10 songs with former Georgia Satellites drummer, Mauro Megellan and Steve Parke formerly with recording artists Slyder on Hammond B-3.

The band performed in South Florida clubs for a while in the mid 90's with Elvis Barnett on guitar and Tom McWilliams on Drums. Elvis is a native South Floridian and an accomplished blues and rock guitarist. Tom, also a native South Floridian, is a muti-grammy award winner for writing and arranging with Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada. He also toured with Jon Secada as his drummer. Keith Cronin (Gypsy Queen, Pat Travers. Clarence Clemons) filled on occasion when Tom was away.

KC and Marco shopped the “Quadradial” demo in Nashville and even though there was some interest, no record deal was secured. The general consensus was that the The Big Dogs were too rock for country at the time. With no promising situations at hand, everyone started pursuing other interests and the band went dormant around 1998.

In 2004 the band was revived. KC, Marco, Tom and Elvis put together a mix of classic rock covers (played in The Big Dogs style) and originals and started booking live gigs again. In March 2005 they released for sale "Warning! Big Dogs Inside" CD with 5 songs from the Quadradial sessions on it. It was around that same time that Dave Stumacher joined the band. Dave is a talented guitar player and vocalist who is originally form New York. He's also plays bass when KC fronts the band, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, keyboards and basically adds whatever the band is missing.

2007 produced the latest personnel change when Glen Wexo took over drummer duties from Tom. Tom's involvement became limited when he was hired to help develop Lauren Harris, daughter of Iron Maiden's bass player Steve Harris, become a performing artist. He is also going out on tours all over the world as the drummer for her band.

The Big Dogs continue to be very busy performing live shows and are actively recording new songs. The band is also enjoying the benefits of a strong internet presence. Fans can see photos and hear music samples on their web site, myspace or several band listing services such as Sonicbids, SoundClick.com, Digital Rodeo, last.fm, and Bandspace to name a few. Their CD is available from CD Baby, Towers Music and several other online stores and download services.

Lyrics

GIRL FROM TENNESSEE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

sometimes this world makes me
oh so hard and cold
open arms she's standing with her heart of gold
I'm looking forward to her calls
when she's around nothing matters at all

oh…this girl from tennessee
oh ..this girl from tennessee

she's not only something
she is something else
yeah she drives me crazy she can't help herself
when loneliness hits real hard
I feel her soul dancin' inside of my heart

oh …this girl from tennesee
oh …this girl from tennesee

no one knows her feelings
no one knows she's hurt inside
doesn't know just what to do
can't you see it in her eyes
no one knows she's feeling (so sad)
no one knows she's hurting (so bad)
no she can't take another chance
cause she knows her heart will break in two again

oh…this girl from tennesee
oh …this girl from tennesee
don't you worry bout a thing.....momma, hunney
woo-oo don't you worry bout a thing

AN OUTLAW'S SONG

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Well I ain't seen a day I'd be running away from a lawman
lawmen in the past have discovered that I'm fast on the draw man
some won't feel safe 'till they know that I’ve been found
others won’t rest till they put me in the ground

Cause I'm an Out law…six gun by my side
I'm an Outlaw….You won't take me alive
cause I'm an Outlaw
I'm a badman…A gunslinger from the badlands

mean as they come I have killed just for fun, pretty frightenen
Said I won't turn and run when I'm strapped to my gun, I'm fast as lightnen
I've made a living defying the law
robbing and killing don't bother me at all

Cause I'm an Out law…six gun by my side
I'm an Outlaw….You won't take me alive
cause I'm an Outlaw
I'm a badman…A gunslinger from the badlands

far from the jail but hot on the trail rides a lawman
the outlaw in his sight he's been riding all night through the badlands
risking his life is just part of his job
(says) "I'm bringing you in
for the times you killed and robbed”

It was a matter of time these two men met
somewhere on the plains
the lawman got the drop when the outlaw robbed a train
the outlaw told the lawman try to take me if you must
they drew their guns, shots rang out
one man bit the dust

cause I'm an Outlaw
I'm a badman
I'm a gunslinger
from the badlands……

ONE GOOD REASON

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I can't imagine
what goes on in her mind
don't she realize
my hearts no longer blind
she says she wants me
but I know she's fooling around
I can't forgive or forget
the trust she dragged to the ground

give me one good reason
for us to try to keep our love alive
give me one good reason
we should try to make our love survive
just one good reason, or say goodbye

sometimes it happens
that I get played for a fool
honey you reeled me in
I fell in love with you
you've tried to convince me you've changed
but I'll never know that it's true
I can't erase all the pain
I feel when I think of you

give me one good reason
for us to try to keep our love alive
give me one good reason
we should try to make our love survive
just one good reason or say goodbye

(instrumental)

just one good reason
one good reason
gimme one good reason
one good reason
or say goodbye

NASCAR King

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

lined up on the starting line
getting ready for some action
victory lane is on his mind
his ultimate satisfaction
he’s tough to beat when he makes his move
and it’s oh so sweet when he’s in the groove

racing round that NASCAR track
no one’s holding him back
got a need...for more speed
he’s a NASCAR king
racing round that NASCAR track
he’s gotta be leading the pack
got a feel... behind the wheel
he’s a NASCAR king...that's a fact

the start command has finally come
gentlemen start your engines
his machine is ready to run
it’s tunned for competition
pace car’s made it’s final lap
he’ll push two hundred mile an hour in nothing flat

racing round that NASCAR track
no ones gonna hold him back
got a need...for more speed
he’s a NASCAR king
racing round that NASCAR track
movin to the head of the pack
got a feel... behind the wheel
he’s a NASCAR king...that's a fact

solo

(Chorus)
he’s a NASCAR king
he’s a NASCAR king
he’s a NASCAR king....that's a fact....jack

THERE'S NO GETTING OVER YOU

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

why do I
want you more than before
I try not to cry
but it hurts even more
it’s been a while now
and I haven’t found a cure
I had no idea
there’d be no getting over you

it doesn’t matter what I try to do
there’s no getting over you
I can’t stop myself from thinking about you
there’s no getting over you
I’ve tried letting go but no one else will do

since you’ve gone
no one has compared
feels so wrong
because you’re not there
I’m missing you
I never thought I’d feel so bare
I had no idea
there’d be no getting over you

it doesn’t matter what I try to do
there’s no getting over you
I can’t stop the way I’m feeling about you
there’s no getting over you
I’ve tried letting go but no one else will do

I’m missing you
and I never hurt so bad
since you’ve gone
I’ve realize just what I had
now I know
there’s no getting over you

it doesn’t matter what I try to do
there’s no getting over you
I can’t stop the way I’m feeling about you
there’s no getting over you
I’ve tried letting go but no one else will do
there’s no getting over you
I’ve tried everything but I’m still wanting you
there’s no getting over you… there’s no getting over you…
there’s no getting over you… there’s no getting over you…

AFRAID OF LOVE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

two people in a lonely world
somehow we happen to meet
experience has made us strong
but love has make us weak
careful not to open up and let someone inside
we’re so afraid of the feelings we’re trying so hard to hide

is love .. what we’re afraid of
our hearts .. have always betrayed us
our trust .. is not what it once was
afraid .. of how we need love

lonely hearts are easy prey
behind a fragile mask
remembering mistakes we’ve made
each one would be our last
careful not to go beyond our emotional blockade
we can only keep pretending the moment will not fade

is love .. what we’re afraid of
our hearts .. have always betrayed us
our trust .. is not what it once was
afraid .. because we want love oooh oh oh

(instrumental solo to an Instrumental bridge with break)

is love .. what we’re afraid of
our hearts .. don’t let them betrayed us
our trust .. can be what it once was
and don’t be afraid .. because we need love oooh oh oh
don’t be afraid of (love)
just open up your (heart)
let’s take a chance on (love)
(love)
(love)…
(fade)

I SURE MISS MY MICROWAVE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

When she left
I felt sorry
That she hadn’t gone much sooner
I came home
to discover
Everything was gone including her
I gave her everything I could give her
But she took more then I gave
I don’t care that she’s gone
But I sure do miss my microwave

I worked hard
Tryin to please her
She didn’t try to please me in return
Guess I thought
I could change her
It only proves I’ve got a lot to learn
Out of all that we had together
There’s only one thing I wanted to save
I don’t care that she’s gone
But I sure miss my microwave
I don’t mind that she left
But I wish I had my microwave

All my friends
Tried to warn me
She was gonna take me for a ride
They were right
And I regret it
Cause all that left are things I was able to hide
It all could’ve ended better
But she just would not behave
I don’t care that she’ gone
But I sure do miss my microwave
I don’t mind that she left
But I wish I had my microwave
I don’t care that she’s gone
But did she have to take my microwave

SWEET AND INNOCENT

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I met this girl and I asked her out
she was shy and she had her doubts
I never dated a girl like this
the kind of girl that you only kiss
I promised her I’d be at my best
Was I surprised when she said yes

she was sweet….sweet and innocent
she was the sweetest thing that I have ever seen
she was sweet….sweet and innocent
who would’ve thought that she would go out with me

I took her out to a place I know
where I thought a girl like this would go
a nice place where we can talk
and afterwards take a quiet walk
she whispered something that came as a shock
(she said ) take me someplace where we can rock

she was sweet….sweet and innocent
she was the sweetest thing that I had ever seen
she was sweet….sweet and innocent
who would’ve thought that she would go out with me

we found a place where the music was loud
she headed straight for the middle of the crowd
that’s when she started to really cut loose
my sweet girl had some nasty moves
(solo)
and when it was time to go
took her home walked her to the door
she held on tight when I started to leave
she said won’t you stay and talk dirty to me

she was sweet….sweet and innocent
it was the wildest thing that I had ever seen
she was sweet …sweet and innocent
nobody was surprised more than me

she was sweet
so damn sweet
yes she was sweet… but she was not so innocent

EVERYTHING TO ME

Written By: KC Vinck

It seems I never take the time to tell you
or express the way I love you deep inside
Sometimes we take the ones we love for granted
and the things we’d like to say gets set aside
I always want you to know how much I love you
and how much that your love means to me
I’ve built my world around you
and I keep you in my heart
You are a part of everything I see

You’re my sunrise, You’re my sunset
You’re that moment that you never forget
You’re a seagull on an ocean breeze
You’re a gentle wind that rustles through the trees
You’re my springtime, You’re my flower
The sweet aroma of a summer shower
You’re the vividness of autumn leaves
In other words… You are everything to me

If I haven’t told you lately, I love you baby
cause you always make my life worth living for
All the little things that show me that you love me
makes me want to try and give you even more
I always want you to know how much I love you
and how much that your love means to me
I’ve built my world around you
and I keep you in my heart
You are a part of everything I see

You’re my blue sky, You’re my rainbow
You’re the blinding brightness of a new snow
You’re the morning dew that’s on the ground
You’re the soothing sound of the rain that’s falling down
You’re my ocean, You’re my seashore
You’re the thrashing of a raging river
You’re a ripple in a cool, clear stream
In other words… You are everything to me

I know that I will stay with you forever
And forever isn’t really long enough
I’ve built my world around you
and I keep you in my heart
You’re a part of everything I Love

I’ll be your sunshine, and your moonlight
I’ll be the brightest star you see tonight
I can be anything you want me to…..
But most of all… I’ll be everything… to you
I’ll be everything to you
Because You’re everything to me

HOPE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Everyday was such a struggle
Just trying to find some happiness
I had so many things to juggle
There’s always something that I’d miss
I couldn’t stop myself from falling
Into a state of apathy
I had a voice inside me calling
But only you could hear my plea

Your hope… has got me through the darkest night
And hope… has given me the will to fight
When everything is too demanding
You give me love and understanding
And hope… that everything will turn out right

With all the hate and trepidation
That tried to clutter up my life
I never got an explanation
For a world so full of strife
All that despair mixed with loneliness
Was almost too much to endure
Now I no longer feel that emptiness
Cause your love has been my cure

Your hope… can help me make it through the night
And hope… has given me the will to fight
When everything was going wrong here
It was your love that made me strong dear

When everything gets so demanding
You help me cope by understanding
That hope… makes everything all right
And hope… will be my guiding light
Even through the darkest night
Everything will turn out right

IN THE MORNING (THE SUN WILL RISE)

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

in the morning the sun will rise
and the first light of day is revealing
I can picture the tears forming in your eyes
when the truth of the night starts unveiling
you always kept believing
that I’d make this place my home
I can’t explain why I’m leaving
the best thing I’ve ever known
but I really need to roam

in the morning the sun will rise
and bring in a new day
it shouldn’t come as no surprise
that I’d be on my way
I don’t know where I’m headed for
there’s only one thing I know for sure
in the morning the sun will rise

in the morning the sun will rise
and you won’t find the lips you’d be kissing
you won’t feel the warmth that you recognize
and you’ll know right away that I’m missing
the morning is so quiet
when you find your self alone
and though you’ll probably deny it
deep inside you knew all along
that I really need to roam

(chorus)

I couldn’t tell you that I had to fly
please try to forgive me
I regret I didn’t say goodbye
to avoid a bad scene
I don’t know what I’m looking for
but there’s one thing I know for sure
in the morning the sun will rise

in the morning the sun will rise and bring in a new day
it shouldn’t come as no surprise that I’d be on my way
in the morning the sun will rise and brin

WORLD-WIDE REDNECK

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I went and bought me a computer
I hadn’t ever touched one before
Just ‘bout everybody has one
That's what the man said at the store
Well I took it home didn’t know what to do
I just stared at the screen
But the day I found the Internet
That computer started to scream
Now I've been all around the World Wide Web
Finding rednecks just like me

I'm a World Wide Redneck
Since I've learned about the Internet
I send emails through the Ethernet
To lots of people that I haven't met
I was a high-tech reject
Now I'm a World Wide Redneck

There’s a whole big wide exciting world
Going on in cyberspace
There are girls that want to be my friend
If I just go to their myspace
There's a bank over in Nigeria
That wants to give their money to me
And since I'm the hundred thousandth user to date
I'm gonna get something for free
I can’t tell you how this web stuff work
It’s all a mystery to me

I'm a World Wide Redneck
Since I've learned about the Internet
I send emails through the Ethernet
To lots of people that I haven't met
I was a high-tech reject
Now I'm a World Wide Redneck

I can download songs and video
I can find any fact I want to know
Buy tickets to a concert show
See pictures of places I want to go
Place a bid on a NASCAR collectable
All my chat room buddies know

I'm a World Wide Redneck
Since I've learned about the Internet
I send emails through the Ethernet
To lots of people that I haven't met
I was a high-tech reject
I'm a World Wide Redneck
I'm a World Wide Redneck
Since I've learned about the Internet
I send emails through the Ethernet
To lots of people that I haven't met
Since I've learned about the Internet
I'm a World Wide Redneck

HONEY-DO ME

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I look forward to the weekend
Thank God the week is gone
My Honey has some special plans
For me when I get home
She said she picked up a couple of things
To help me be a pro
But what she didn't tell me
Is they came from The Home Depot

It's a Honey-Do weekend for me
I just want to relax and watch TV
What Honey wants, Honey gets
It's the secret to my marital success
So give me another chore...and Honey-Do me some more

I like to rest up on the weekends
After working the whole long week
The last thing that I wanna do
Is to fix that dog gone leak
My Honey keeps reminding me
What I'm doing it all for
If I could afford to pay someone
I wouldn't have to anymore

It's a Honey-Do weekend for me
I just want to relax and watch TV
What Honey wants, Honey gets
It's the secret to my marital success
So give me another chore...and Honey-Do me some more

Gotta hurry so I can be done
Before that Football game comes on
Just one more chore and I will be
Laid back watching my TV

It's a Honey-Do weekend for me
I just want to lay back and watch TV
But what Honey wants, Honey gets
It's the secret to my marital success
So give me another chore...and Honey-Do me some more

It's a Honey-Do weekend for me…

GOING DOWN WITH THE JONESES

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Haven’t got a pot to you know what in
And I’m drowning in a sea of debt
Can’t afford the shoebox that I live in
Cause I owe more money than I get
I’m workin’ days and nights and weekends
Just tryin to get my ends to meet
Gotta find a way to end this downward spiral
Before I end up on the street

Working hard but I’m getting nowhere
Isn’t easy trying to make it out there
Got a car but I can’t afford the gas
I’ve been hoping that I win the lotto
Gonna play it when I get some extra cash
I’m working hard but I’m getting nowhere fast

Never feel secure about the future
Because I’m living check to check
How long I can hold out, I’m not sure
I’m all ready in up to my neck
I fear someday it will engulf me
Like a giant tidal wave
Gotta find a way to end this downward spiral
Before they lay me in my grave

I’m working hard but I’m getting nowhere
It isn’t easy trying to make it out there
I got a car but I can’t afford the gas
My only hope is that I win the lotto
I’m Gonna play when I get some extra cash
I’m working hard but I’m getting nowhere fast

Working hard but I’m getting nowhere
Isn’t easy trying to make it out there
Got a car but I can’t afford the gas
I’ve been hoping that I win the lotto
Gonna play when I get some extra cash
I’m working hard but I’m getting nowhere fast

Working hard but I’m getting nowhere…….

CITY GIRL

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

She was singing karaoke
When I walked into the place
I thought she was an angel
When I saw her face
I had to find out who she was
And where she came from
(They said) she lived in a big city
And wasn’t staying long
City girl… you’ve come along and rocked my country world
Won’t you be my country pearl?
City girl… Would you like to give the country life a whirl?
Just step into my world… City girl

I don’t know what possessed me
But I asked her there and then
Could she’d ever settle down
With a country man
She said it didn’t matter
How I lived or where I’m from
If I would always treat her right
She’d be my number one
City girl… you’ve come along and rocked my country world
Won’t you be my country pearl?
City girl… Would you stay and give the country life a whirl?
Won’t you let me make you my… City girl
City girl…

Somehow I convinced her
Cause she became my wife
It didn’t take her long
To settled in to country life
We live out in the back woods
On the land my pa gave me
As I watch her feed the chickens
I forget she used to be
(a)City girl… you came along and rocked my country world
Won’t you be my country pearl?
City girl… I glad you gave the country life a whirl?
You stepped into my world … City girl
City girl…
City girl

THREE LITTLE WORDS

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I’ve met somebody
And we’ve grown so close so fast
It feels real good and I want it to last
I’ve fallen for her
But I’m afraid to let her know
It may be too soon to tell her so
I don’t want to scare her away
But when it feels right I want to say
Those three little words
That means so much
Those three little words
Pack quite a punch
(When you) Don’t expect to hear them said to you
Those three little words
Are powerful
Those three little words
Could free my soul
If I only knew that she loves me too

When I’m around her
I just want to shout it out
Forget all about my fears and doubts
If I said ‘I love you’
I don’t know how she’d react
What if she doesn’t say it back?
I don’t know if today is the day
But when it feels right I want to say
Those three little words
That means so much
Those three little words
Pack quite a punch
(When you) Don’t expect to hear them said to you
Those three little words
Are powerful
Those three little words
Can free my soul
If I only knew that she loves me too

We’ve just spent hours
On the phone saying nothing at all
Neither one wants to end the call
When she was saying goodbye I heard her say
Those three little words that blew me away
Those three little words
That means so much
Those three little words
Can pack quite a punch
(When you) Don’t expect to hear them said to you
Those three little words
Are powerful
Those three little words
Have freed my soul
Cause now I know that she loves me too
Those three little words
Those three little words
Those three little words….

HUNG-UP ON YOU

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

well I’ve heard some rumors lately
concerning me and you
I heard you’ve asked about me
and I wonder if it’ true

well I often thought about you
since the days we were together
it seems we’ve both been hiding
a secret passion for each other
now I know the way you feel
so I can tell you I feel it too
after all these years
I’m still hung up on you
still hung up on you

we were quite an item
‘til we went our separate ways
and our problems though we had them
they don’t mean so much today
I find myself remembering
all those feelings I had for you
after all these years
I’m still hung up on you
baby, yes it true
I’m still hung up on you
baby, how ‘bout you
I’m still hung up on you
If you want this I do too

(instrumental solo)

I’m still hung up on you
no I never got over you
and in my heart I always knew
that there’d be a day when I’d have you back again

well I’ve heard some rumors lately
concerning me and you
I heard that you still want me
and I’m hoping that it’s true

cause I’m still hung up on you
still hung up on you
baby, yes it true
I’m still hung up on you
Tell me baby, how ‘bout you
I’m still hung up on you
I hope you feel it too
I’m still hung up on you… I’m still hung up on you… baby

HELLFIRE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Go ahead tell your lies
While you look us in the eyes
You got a lot of people fooled
But I can see through your disguise
How many lives did you wreck
On the way to your success
I don’t know how to describe
The kind of evil you possess

Oh you're gonna burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
I hope you burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
I hope one day that you will sit
At the bottom of a fiery pit
Your flame is all ready lit
with Hell Fire

How can you show your face
It should be hidden in disgrace
You’re gonna have to state your case
For crimes against the human race
I hope you get what you deserve
For causing so much misery
I’d like to think you gonna pay
And suffer for eternity

Oh you're gonna burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
said I hope you burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
I hope one day that you will sit
At the bottom of a fiery pit
Your flame is all ready lit
With Hell Fire
Hell Fire

If you had a conscience
Would it let you go to sleep at night
But if you did then you could tell
The difference between wrong and right

Oh you're gonna burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
said I hope you burn,
yes you're gonna burn… in Hell Fire
I hope one day that you will sit
At the bottom of a fiery pit
Your flame is all ready lit
With Hell Fire
With Hell Fire
Hell Fire
Hell Fire

HOT SEAT

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I don’t appreciate you breathing down my neck
your jealousy is making me a nervous wreck
because I’m late, my love you will debate
tell how much more you think that I can take

I’m in the hot seat again
getting the third degree
wanna know where I’ve been
wanna know who I’ve seen
I’m in the hot seat again… hot seat again

I can hardly move without you on my back
a strange smell nearly gives you a heart attack
so just relax. I’ll give you all the facts
but I resent that you would feel the need to ask

I’m in the hot seat again
getting the third degree
wanna know where I’ve been
wanna know who I’ve seen
I’m in the hot seat (x3)
I’m in the hot seat again

everybody knows... where there’s smoke there’s fire
you’re getting so close… to provin me a liar
it’s tough to deny it… when your doin the crime
but I got away with it… for one more time

I’m in the hot seat (x4)

I’m in the hot seat again
getting the third degree
wanna know where I’ve been
wanna know who I’ve seen
I’m in the hot seat (x3)
I’m in the hot seat again

ALLMOST HEAVEN

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I was born in West Virginia
And that’s where my family’s from
I close my eyes and I remember
That ole place that was our home
One day my Daddy had seen enough of ice and snow
So he moved us about as far south as he could go
I was just a kid and I didn’t have a vote

I still have dreams and memories of West Virginia
Are you pristine and as serene as I remember
All your forest-covered mountains
And your misty morning air
I close my eyes and my memories take me there

My Aunt Ginny owned a roadside dinner
Just outside of Sandyville
From the back porch they would watch us
Chase lightning bugs down the hill
She fell on hard times in a sudden a turn of fate
Shortly after they opened up the new interstate
I was just a kid and I thought everything was great

I have my dreams and memories of West Virginia
Are you pristine and as serene as I remember
All your forest-covered mountains
And your misty morning air
I close my eyes and my memories take me there

Now my family have all moved away
From those hills where I came from
But my memories, they keep calling me
To take me back where I belong
When I was a kid “Almost Heaven” was my home

I have my dreams and memories of my West Virginia
Are you pristine and as serene as I remember
All your forest-covered mountains
And your misty morning air
I close my eyes and my memories take me there

WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (WHERE WOULD I BE )

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

wandering down an aimless road I chose to take
trapped in a world I never knew I could escape
you took a chance to love a broke and lonely man
you love me just the way I am

drifting along an lonesome ocean of despair
you tossed a line to save me and show me that you care
it took some time but now I finally understand
you love me just the way I am
before there was you I almost wanted to give in
you were the one that made me want to live again

If I was adrift at sea
Then you came and rescued me
If I was a prisoner
Then you set me free
I was a lonely man
you found me wandering
Without your love, where I would be

(solo)

before there was you I almost wanted to give in
you came along and showed me how to love again
If I was adrift at sea
Then you came and rescued me
If I was a prisoner
Then you set me free
I was a lonely man
you found me wandering
Without your love, where I would be
where would I be without your love
where would I be without your
where would I be without your
where would I be without your love
without your love, where would I be
God only knows, where would I be

SLOW DANCIN’ WITH YOU

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

The lights are turned down low
The dance floor has a romantic glow
The music is so smooth
Without a thought I’m right next to you
It’s so wonderful to me
Anytime that I can be

Slow dancing with you (Slow dancing with you)
I wanna be (Slow dancing with you)
It’s one of my favorite things to do
It’s just like floating when I’m Slow dancing,
Slow dancing with you (Slow dancing with you)
Yeah ya (Slow dancing with you)

The mode is oh so right
For a slow dance with you tonight
Feels like we're gliding on air
In our heaven on earth we share
It’s so wonderful to me
Anytime that I can be

Slow dancing with you (Slow dancing with you)
I wanna be (Slow dancing with you)
It’s one of my favorite things to do
I feel I’m floating when I’m Slow dancing,
Slow dancing with you (Slow dancing with you)
Yeah ya (Slow dancing with you)
I wanna be

I'm so glad that you are mine
Because it always feels so fine
Slow dancing, Slow dancing with you
(Slow dancing with you)
I wanna be (Slow dancing with you)
I wanna be (Slow dancing with you)
Yeah ya (Slow dancing with you)
…fade

WE'LL FIND A WAY

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

no I don't want you to go
don't it matter that I care for you
can I make you change your mind
is there something I can say to you
please don't go you'll break my heart
tell me what to do and I will start

fond memories play back in my mind
and I remember all of them so well
can you leave this all behind
you’ll be sorry someday, I can tell
turn around, don't walk away
I’ll do anything if you would stay

show me a way to prove I love you
and make you stay
if there’s a chance for us to make it
we’ll find a way, we’ll find a way

you know I don't want you to go
don't it matter that I care for you
we can try to work it out
I wish I knew what this was all about

show me a way to prove I love you
and make you stay
if there's a chance for us to make it
we’ll find a way
show me a way to prove I love you
and make you stay
if there's a chance for us to make it
we’ll find a way, we’ll find a way

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I need somebody who knows how to be a friend
someone to talk to when I’m feeling lonely again
it’s such a comfort just knowing that someone is there
that I can call on for tender loving care

someone like you
you always know what to do
someone like you
to pick me up when I’m blue
someone like you
I’ve been searching for someone like you

I want somebody to share all my ups and downs
someone to turn to when I need to be unwound
someone to carry with me in my heart and soul
to make me happy everywhere I go

someone like you
you always know what to do
someone like you
to pick me up when I’m blue
someone like you
I’ve been searching for someone like you

(instrumental)

someone like you

someone like you

someone like you
to be a friend
someone like you
to hold my hand
someone like you
to always be there
someone like you
with loving care
someone like you
my soul has been blessed
someone like you
with happiness
someone like you
I needed a friend
someone like you
you took my hand
……(fade)

COLD DAY IN HELL

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

You had to have everything
Expensive cars and diamond rings
Your love for me was just a game
You played so I would buy you things
Now I know what a fool I’ve been
You won’t get a chance to do it again

It’ll be a cold day in hell
When I come back to you
It’ll be a cold day in hell
When I come back to you
A cold, cold day

You used my generosity
To take what you could get from me
Everybody else could see
The way that you were playing me
I just want to leave it all behind
There’s no way you’re gonna change my mind

It’ll be a cold day in hell
When I come back to you
It’ll be a cold day in hell
When I come back to you
A cold, cold day

It’ll be a cold day in hell
When I come back to you…

CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I’ve looked high and low
and somewhere in between
and though I’ve heard about it
it’s something I’ve never seen
if it does exist
why’s it so hard to find
is it material
or just a state of mind
I’ll take all the help that I can get
someday I might find it but I haven’t yet

I can’t find it anywhere
no matter how I’ve tried
I can’t find it anywhere
I’ve looked far and wide
if it’s really out there
where would it hide
I can’t find it anywhere
where does it reside
I’ve looked high and low, in and out,
through and through, there’s no doubt
I can’t find it anywhere

I’ve looked high and low
and somewhere in between
but I’m no where close
to finding anything
if it’s real or not
I haven’t got a clue
It’s mysterious
how it stays out of view
I’ll take all the help that I can get
someday day I might find it but I haven’t yet

(chorus) …

I’ve looked in the groove, down the block
up the creek, beneath a rock
high and low, in and out,
through and through, there’s no doubt
I can’t find it anywhere
can’t find it anywhere
can’t find it anywhere
can’t find it anywhere

COUNTRY-ROCK THIS PLACE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

I like country music that’s got a bang
I play rock and roll with a little twang
It’s country-rock you feel down in your boots
If you think something’s wrong in the first few bars
When you don’t hear a fiddle or steel guitar
It’s just how we blend our rock and country roots

Rock this country
Rock this town
Country-rock me with a hard drivin country sound
Country music right in your face
Are you ready… to country-rock this place

You know that Hank and Waylon lead the way
And Travis Tritt had a lot to say
Those outlaws turned us on to country-rock
Now Montgomery Gentry and Big and Rich
Come real close to scratchin my itch
But there’s a new breed of country outlaw on the block

Rock this country
Rock this town
Country-rock me with a hard drivin country sound
Country music right in your face
Are you ready… to country-rock this place

There are country fans tryin to figure out
How to be country and still rock out
We have a recipe to satisfy that yen
You take AC/DC and ZZ Top
Through some Lynard Skynard into the pot
Stir it all together with a dash of Hank mixed in

Rock this country
Rock this town
Country-rock me with a hard drivin country sound
Country music right in your face
We’re getting ready… to country-rock this place

Do you want to… country-rock this place
Are you ready… to country-rock this place
Do you want to… country-rock this place
Are you ready… to country-rock this place
Are you ready… to country-rock this place
(fade)

EDGE OF NOWHERE

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Every time I hear that motor’s thunder
I can’t explain the spell I’m under
If I have an urge to clear my mind
I just get on my bike and leave the world behind
It’s tough to keep the wolves at bay
Sometimes I just need to get away

I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere
I don’t care if I ever get there
Get away from the rat race
Feel the wind on my face
I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere

When I’m on my bike I feel so free
Nothing but open road is ahead of me
I’m a spirit riding with the wind
I’m living a dream that never ends
When I get that yearning in my soul
There’s only one place for me to go

I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere
I don’t care if I ever get there
Get away from the rat race
Feel the wind on my face
I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere

Doesn’t matter if I’m high or low
There’s only one place I want to go
I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere
I don’t care if I ever get there
Get away from the rat race
Feel the wind on my face
I’m headed out to the edge of nowhere

MY LOVIN' WOMAN

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

when I come home to my lovin woman
she’s gonna hold me oh so tight
when she tells me that she loves me
she makes every thing all right
no one’s ever gonna take her place
and I’m never gonna let her go
cause I know my lovin woman loves me so

when I come home to my lovin woman
she’s gonna treat me oh so good
she’s gonna show me that she loves me
like nobody ever could
but the one thing that I know for sure
is I’ll never ever let her go
cause I know my lovin woman loves me so
yes I know
hey I know
yes I know my lovin woman loves me so

If you find yourself a lovin woman
Just like I found mine
Do everthing that you can to keep her
Cause the other guys are forming a line

I got arms that were made hold her
cause they keep her safe and warm
I got lips that were meant to kiss her
and keep her from wanting more
there ain’t nothing in this whole wide world
that will ever make me let her go
cause I know my lovin woman loves me so
yes I know
hey I know
yes I know my lovin woman loves me so
yes I know my lovin woman loves me so
yes I know my lovin woman loves me so

I DON'T LOVE YOU (ANYMORE)

Written By: KC Vinck/Marco Cocchiaro

Have you come here to me
Cause there’s nowhere else to go?
There’s no reason for me
To even want to say hello
Don’t you know how bad that you hurt me?
Don’t you recall what you put me thru?
Why would you think that I wouldn’t be angry?
But now you’re here so I can finally get the chance to tell you
I…….. don’t love you anymore
My… heart is not a open door
And I ……want you to see I’m over you
I only wish… that it was true

You wanted someone else to love
that didn’t turn out like you planned
How’s it feel now that glove
Is on the other hand?
I hope you feel as bad as I did
I hope you feel hurt and betrayed
It may sound cruel but you know you deserve it
Now you’re here and I finally have the chance to say that
I…….. don’t love you anymore
My… heart is not a open door
I……want you to think I’m over you
I only wish… that it was true that
I…….. don’t love you anymore
I ‘m…… just trying to even the score
Cause my….heart is not a swinging door
You know I can’t love you anymore

Cause you’ve come here to me

Discography

The Big Dogs - Warning Big Dogs Inside (2005)

Set List

ORIGINAL SONG LIST
SONGS BY KC VINCK/MARCO COCCHIARO
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ALL THAT'S IN HER
AFRAID OF LOVE
AN OUTLAW'S SONG
CALL MARY
CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE
CITY GIRL
COLD DAY IN HELL
COUNTRY-ROCK THIS PLACE
EDGE OF NOWHERE
GIRL FROM TENNESSEE
GIVE ME STRENGTH TO OVERCOME
GOING DOWN WITH THE JONESES
HELLFIRE
HONEY, LET'S GET MARRIED
HOPE
HOTSEAT
HUNG-UP ON YOU
HONEY-DO ME
I DON'T LOVE YOU (ANYMORE0
I FOUND A FRIEND
I SURE MISS MY MICROWAVE
I WANTED YOU
I'LL BE WAITING (FOR YOU)
I'M ALL RIGHT
IN THE MORNING (THE SUN WILL RISE)
I'VE BEEN HOLDING ON
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
MY LOVIN WOMAN
NASCAR KING
OH JULIE
ONE GOOD REASON
SLOW DANCIN (WITH YOU)
SO TIRED OF BEING LONELY
STORM'S A COMING
SWEET AND INNOCENT
THE SOUTHERN WAY
THERE'S NO GETTING OVER YOU
THREE LITTLE WORDS
BEING COUNTRY (WORKS FOR ME)
TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH
YOU'RE EVERYTHING TO ME
WE CAN BE HAPPY (LISA AND JIMMY)
WE'LL FIND A WAY
WEST VIRGINIA MEMORIES
WITHOUT YOU (WHERE WOUL