Stock Music track: Hard Way (J Swanson)

Older, wiser guy tries to sing some sense into his cocky upstart friend about the ways of the world and how things can take a turn for the worse at any time. Medium fast blues shuffle pushes the song along with rollicking gusto. Powerful, soulful delivery by male vocalist. Fiery blues piano and guitar solos.

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Track details

Track ID number: 14159
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Vocal Blues / Southern -- Blues & Southern Rock
Moods/Emotions: Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium -- Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 130
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Maybe the sun shines on you everyday
You’ve got it all in the bag
Maybe your ship is sailing home
Waving the victory flag
But if you think it’s all just a piece of cake
Let me be the first to say

That you’re gonna find out
You’re gonna find out
You’re gonna find out
You’re gonna find out
You’re gonna find out the hard way

I once walked on water too
Cocksure and bold
I had the answer to everything
I really broke the mold
But then my luck went and ran on out
Went from king to pawn in a day

And I found out
I found out
I found out
Man, I found out
I sure found out the hard way

I hate to say I told you so
Now that it’s come to pass
I hate to see you down and out
And running out of gas
But the sun don’t shine
On the same dog’s rear
Every single day

Now that you found out
You found out
You found out
You found out
You found out the hard way

You found out
You found out
You found out
You found out
You found out the hard way
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.